Patches on jackets, jeans, shirts and backpacks are a common enough sight, but if you really want to upgrade your accessories, adding a custom patch to your hat is the best way to go. Patches are the perfect way to add personality to an article of clothing and truly make it into a one-of-a-kind accessory. These patches can also be used to signify belonging and inclusion in a particular group.
Here at Signature Patches, we make the process of customizing and ordering custom patches as quick and easy as possible. We’ll create a custom design for you, and once the patches are produced, we’ll have them shipped to you for free via priority air shipping.
In a lot of cases, designing a hat patch is exactly the same as designing a patch intended to go on any other article of clothing. But when you want your patch to live out the rest of its life on someone’s baseball cap, there are a couple things to keep in mind which might change some of your design ideas.
ne of the things to keep in mind when designing a patch you want to go on a hat is that size starts to become more of an issue than it is with patches that can go anywhere. Anything 3” or bigger will likely be too big for a hat. Also, vertical or horizontal designs tend to look better on hats than circular designs. But that’s a design consideration we’ll leave up to you. Always check with our sales team to make sure your chosen design will work for your intended purposes.
Custom Safety Patches and Safety Award Programs
Not all custom patches for hats are created equal. Beret flashes are hat patches custom made for berets. Typically found on military uniform berets, flashes are small patches intended to be worn on the front of a soldier’s beret. These patches often carry special meanings and can signify a soldier’s rank, unit or other specialties. But there’s no rule that says military sources are the only customers capable of order these unique hat patches.
Hat Patches Custom Made for Bulk Orders
For most of our customers, buying patches in bulk is the name of the game. Whether you’re looking to stock a custom hat patch design for your customers, or you’re looking to get an order for your entire little league, we make it as easy as possible to buy in bulk. In fact, with a minimum order quantity of 100 hat patches, we almost insist on it.
Buying patches for hats or jackets or any other purpose in this quantity is really the best way to go, but it isn’t your only option. If 100 patches is simply too many, we also offer orders of 50. However, on all orders for 100 patches or more, the $55 cost of setting up the mold for the patch is waived, and the patches are offered at a slightly lower per-patch price.
All patches created here at Signature Patches are made of high-quality materials and carry a short production time without sacrificing skill or precision. If you’re buying patches with the intention of selling them either to customers or as a fundraising tactic, we’re certain you’ll sell out so quickly that even 100 patches won’t be enough.
Not all of our customers place their orders with resale in mind, but one of the best aspects of these kinds of orders is that the process of attaching the patch to the intended hat is a job that falls to someone else. In the event your customers are curious about the easiest way to get their patch onto a hat for good, we’ve got tips and tricks to make anyone a hat patch attachment pro.
Joining Hat and Patch Forever
How your patches end up getting attached to their hats is a choice that can be made during the design phase of the process. We offer a number of different attachment options, and all of them are equally suitable for attaching a patch to a hat as to any other fabric surface.
With the proper equipment, anyone is capable of sewing a patch onto their favorite hat. Sewing is always a sturdy and permanent way to get your patch into place. But if you’re looking for a quick way to attach your patch, the iron on option is an easy way to go.
Sewing patches on is something that might scare a lot of customers off, but when you follow our simple and helpful sewing instructions, you’ll see that sewing a hat patch in place is actually exceptionally simple. In particular for custom hat patches, sewing will often be one of the better attachment options. Given the convex shape of most hats and the difficulty of getting them to lay flat, hand stitching often gives you the most control. It isn’t the only option, however.
Ironing a patch onto a hat will be accomplished in the same manner as ironing one onto any other surface. Where things get tricky is in working with the rounded shape of the cap. Luckily, if you’re using a standard ironing board, there’s an easy way to work around this problem.
Especially when you intend your patch to go on the front of your hat, it can be difficult to get the hat to lay straight enough to properly attach the patch. The curved shape and the stiffness of the brim can make this nearly impossible. All standard ironing boards, however, come with one pointed end. If you place this pointed end into the inside of the hat with the brim pointing up, it’s a lot easier to get the fabric to lay flat and cooperate.
From there, you only need to line up the patch where you want it, pin it into place, reverse the hat so you’re ironing the underside of the patch, and press the warm iron to the underside of the hat for no more than 15 seconds to melt the adhesive back and get it to adhere to the hat.
Whichever attachment option you choose, just know that getting your patches onto the article of clothing you want will be a breeze. And if you are ordering patches for resale, feel free to direct your customers to our site if they have any questions about attachment instructions.
Make Custom Patches With the Best Patch Designer
A lot of custom patch types come with certain restrictions or the baggage of history to dictate certain aspects of their designs. Military patches have to adhere to certain regulations in order to be acceptable on a uniform. Letterman patches have been around for decades, and their general design hasn’t changed much. But hat patches can be anything you want them to be.
Whether you want a custom leather patch to go on your cowboy hat, embroidered patches to really spice up your team baseball caps, or even heat transfer patches to capture as much design detail as possible, we’ve got you covered.
Our sales team is always ready to accept an order over the phone or through email. You can also place a request for artwork through the Signature Patches website 24/7. As soon as your request is received, our art team will get to work bringing your custom designs to life, and you’ll have your first free art proof within 24 business hours. From there, you’re free to take advantage of our unlimited revisions, and make as many changes to your artwork as needed to get it perfect.
At Signature Patches, you don’t pay anything at all until you’re certain the patches you’re seeing are the ones you want to order. Contact us today, and you can have your own order of custom hat patches in hand in as little as a couple weeks!