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Create an on-brand, retail-ready custom hat without even having to use your head all that much. We’re not talking about generic stock caps you can add a little printing to – these are customized, from-scratch manufactured caps that allow you to customize everything about your hat, from the materials to the color to the embellishments.
Here’s a glimpse at what else you’ll be able to customize when you partner with The/Studio:
Probably what you think of when you hear “baseball cap.” A traditional hat with six different panels.
A cap made with five triangular panels and a shallow crown.
A five-panel had pinch-tucked for a flatter front area, making it ideal for front embroidery.
Your classic, traditional cap material. A warm yet breathable fabric that’s ideal for wearing in cooler temperatures.
A breathable, lightweight fabric that dries quickly, is wrinkle-resistant, and works for all seasons.
A classic, hip style that provides toasty warmth.
An moisture-wicking material that offers maximum breathability, making it ideal for sports brands.
Choose this option if you’re planning on adding a colorful printed pattern to your entire hat.
A water-resistant wool blend that’s warm and comfortable.
A water-resistant vegan suede fabric that’s both practical and stylish.
A water-resistant vegan leather fabric that’s perfect for fall.
A silky smooth, affordable fabric that adds extra shine to your design.
Choose this option if you’re planning on adding a screen-printed design to your hat.
This classic hat shape features supports to help your cap retain its classic shape. It’s great for baseball hats and snapback hats.
This hat shape features a casual, unstructured style that can be stuffed into a backpack. It’s great for dad hats.
This hat shape features foam paneling, making it great for trucker hats.
Choose this option for a classic baseball cap style.
Choose this option for a cool, streetwear look.
A traditional adjustable snapback closure.
An adjustable velcro strap closure.
A fitted custom-sized hat, with no opening. Choose from S/M or L/XL.
An adjustable metal slider closure.
A metal buckle closure with a bronze finish.
A vegan leather strap with a custom-designed metal buckle.
An adjustable plastic slider closure.
A metal buckle closure with a custom design etched onto the buckle itself.
A non-adjustable, elastic stretch-fit hat that stretches to fit most mid-range head sizes.
Choose this option if you don’t want any embroidered designs on your hat.
Choose this option if you would like embroidery in one location, typically on the crown.
Choose this option if you would like embroidery in two locations, typically on the front above the lid and the back near the closure.
Choose this option if you would like embroidery in three locations, typically on the front above the lid, the back near the closure, and the side of the cap.
Choose this option if you’re interested in unlimited, all-over embroidery.
Order just the hat and add your own hang tags or labels later.
Create a custom patch in a separate order and we’ll sew it onto your hat with running stitching.
Create a custom heavyweight hang tag in a separate order and we’ll affix it to your hat.
Create a custom woven label in a separate order and we’ll affix it to your hat.
Choose this high-profile silhouette for large hats, like trucker hats.
Choose this basic silhouette for classic hats, like baseball hats.
Choose this low-profile silhouette for fitted hats or dad hats.
Add woven eyelets to your cap.
Add a classic woven top button to your cap, in the color of your choice.
With premade hats, you can’t add any embroidery on the bill… but when you partner with The/Studio, you can! Add custom stitching to the bill of your hat, whether you’re looking for an intricate pattern or a contrasting color.
Get an eye-catching contrasting look by layering a different fabric color between the primary fabric of your hat’s bill.
Add metal eyelets to your cap.
Opt for a sleek look with no eyelets on your cap.
Add a metal top button to your cap.
Add contrasting piping to your cap in the color of your choice.
Complete the trucker hat look by subbing the back panels out with poly mesh.
Make your hat look comfortably lived-in with a cool washing effect.
Attach a sweatband in the color of your choice.
Add interior taping in the color of your choice.
Add custom-printed taping to the inside of your hat.
Choose this option if you won’t be printing anything on your hat, adding your design with embroidery or a patch instead.
Choose this option if you’ll be adding a printed design with 1-2 colors to your hat.
Choose this option if you’ll be adding a multicolored all-over pattern to your hat.
The parts of a custom cap include
Crown – The front part of the cap that fits over the top of your head and touches your forehead. Usually the main area of embroidery and customization on caps. Can be created as low profile, medium profile or high profile by adjusting the angle of the front crown. Low profile slants backward versus high profile that angles almost straight up from the bill. The crown of the cap is also what determines if the hat is structured or unstructured. Structured caps have a buckram fused to the inside of the cap to keep the front ridged. Unstructured caps have no re-enforcement and cap material sits loose against the head.
Top Button – Fabric covered button that sits directly on the top center of the hat at the intersection of the fabric panels. Button color can match the material of the cap or in a contrasting color.
Eyelets – Round holes sewn in the cap for increased ventilation and style. Eyelets can have sewn borders or metal grommets.
Panels – Fabric pieces used to create the shape of the cap. Most caps are 6 panel caps with a seam in the center of the front crown but there are also 5 panel and 8 panel caps. 5 panel caps are mainly used for “trucker caps” or caps that have screen printing on the front instead of embroidery. Panels are sewn together with thread matching the color of the cap material or with a contrasting color. Fabric of the panels is normally cotton twill and can be brushed or made thicker if needed. Other fabric types are wool, mesh or performance materials that allow for greater moisture wicking or ventilation.
Bill or Brim – The visor that extends out from the crown of the cap to shade you from the sun or elements. The bill is normally curved or can be flat as in “pro-style” caps. Bill is plastic and sandwiched between two pieces of fabric. A contrasting sandwich is created by adding a third piece of fabric along the front of the bill between the top and bottom fabric. Sandwich fabric is normally in a contrasting color and can be screen-printed with text for customization. Flip style bill is when a contrasting color of fabric is used on the bottom of the bill and is folded up and over just the front of the bill to look similar to a sandwich style bill. Stitching on the bill can range from 4 rows to 8 rows. Length of bill varies between styles.
Back Closures – On adjustable caps there are a variety of closures used. Most popular are Velcro, sliding buckle, deluxe locking brass buckle or plastic snap (used on truck caps most often). Fitted style and Flexfit style caps have no closure style on the back nor do they have the hole in the back.
Sweatband – Fabric used on the inside edge of the cap to help absorb sweat and keep your cap looking clean and dry. Sweatband styles range from standard cotton to high performance synthetic material with advanced moisture wicking properties.
Embroidery – Standard method for decorating caps and hats. Embroidery is normally done on the front, sides, back or bill of the cap. Standard embroidery or 3D puff embroidery is normally available. 3D puff requires a fairly simple design and created an extremely raised embroidered design. Screen-printing is another way of decorating caps but not as popular as embroidery.
Special Options – These are additional features you can add to your custom cap. Choose one or mix and match from the available special options we offer.
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