How To Put A Patch On A Hat?

How To Put A Patch On A Hat?

Do you own a neglected hat in your closet? It’s time to give it a fresh look and put it to good use! Custom embroidered patches are the perfect way to decorate your dull hat.

In this tutorial, you will learn many useful and practical ways of how to put a patch on a hat.

Okay, let’s dive in.

how to put a patch on a hat

1. Sewing Patch On Hat-How To Sew A Patch On Hat?

Stitching a patch on a hat is the most permanent and secure of all ways of patch attachment ways. There are two useful ways to sew embroidered patches, one is sewing a patch on a hat by hand and one is sewing patches with sewing machine.

The only difference between these two methods lies in the tools in the sewing part.

Sewing By Hand:

  • Prepare Tools and Materials: Embroidery Sew On Patches, Hat, Needle, Thread, Scissors
  • Select Thread and Needle:

a. Choose thread that matches the color of the patch, ensuring it is suitable for the hat material. 

b.Use an appropriately sized and type of sewing needle for easy penetration through the hat fabric and patch edges.

  • Determine Position: Place the patch on the hat, deciding where you want to secure it.
  • Begin Stitching:

a. Start stitching from the inside of the hat, threading the needle through the patch’s edge and the hat fabric, ensuring a secure attachment.

b.Maintain small, even stitches for a neat appearance.

  • Continue Stitching:

a. Stitch along the edge of the patch to the other side of the hat.

b.If the patch is large or has a complex shape, ensure the patch remains flat throughout the process.

  • Finish Off: Tie a knot at the final stitch, securing the thread firmly to the hat. Use scissors to trim any excess thread.

Machine Sewing Method:

  • Prepare Tools and Materials: Patch, Hat, Sewing machine, Sewing thread compatible with the hat, Needle
  • Select Appropriate Thread and Needle: Choose a sewing thread that matches both the hat and the patch and select a sewing machine needle suitable for the hat material.
  • Determine Placement: Place the patch on the hat, ensuring you’ve identified where you want to affix it.
  • Set Up the Sewing Machine: Adjust the sewing machine to straight stitch mode, and set the stitch length and tension to accommodate the materials.
  • Sew: 

a. Starting from one corner or edge of the patch, align the hat and the patch along the stitching line, and begin sewing using the sewing machine.

b. Stitch along the patch’s edge until you reach the other end.

c. Use the sewing machine’s reverse function at the beginning and end to reinforce the stitching.

  • Complete:

a. After sewing, secure the loose ends at the stitch points, ensuring they are firmly anchored.

b.If necessary, trim any excess thread.

Have no experience in sewing? No problem, here are some ways of attaching a patch without sewing.

2. Iron On Patch On Hat - How To Iron A Patch On A Hat?

Using an iron to heat press the iron on hat patches is a lasting and easy solution.

  • Prepare Tools and Materials: Hat, Patch, Iron, Clean towel or thin cloth, Ironing board or a firm flat surface
  • Identify Placement: Determine where on the hat you want to place the patch. Ensure the hat fabric is suitable for the heat-fusing method.
  • Preheat the Iron: Turn on the iron and set it to an appropriate ironing temperature. Choose a moderate temperature based on the materials of the patch and hat to avoid damage.

  • Place the Patch: Position the patch on the hat in the desired direction and location.
  • Cover with a Protective Layer: Cover the patch with a clean towel or thin cloth to prevent direct contact between the iron and the patch surface, avoiding damage to the patch.
  • Use the Iron: Gently press the iron onto the patch, maintaining the appropriate time, usually 10 to 15 seconds. While pressing, you can slightly move the iron to ensure even heating.
  • Check Adhesion: Remove the iron and wait a moment for the patch to cool. Then gently tug at the patch to check if it is securely attached to the hat.
  • Completion: Once you confirm that the patch is securely affixed to the hat, the entire ironing process is complete.

3. Using Velcro to Attach Patches On Hat

Using Velcro to attach a patch to a hat is a convenient and removable method.

Here are the specific steps:

  • Prepare Tools and Materials: Hat, Patch, Velcro strips (one with soft loop side, one with rough hook side), Scissors.
  • Identify Placement: Determine where on the hat you want to affix the patch.
  • Measure and Cut Velcro( Hook and Loop):

a. Use the Velcro strip with the soft side; measure and cut a length corresponding to the patch.

b.Similarly, use the Velcro strip with the rough side; measure and cut an equal length.

  • Attach Soft Loop Side: Affix the Velcro strip with the soft side (loop) to the targeted area on the hat, ensuring a secure attachment.
  • Attach Rough Hook Side: Attach the Velcro strip with the rough hook side to the back of the patch, ensuring it aligns completely and adheres firmly to the patch.
  • Align and Attach: Place the patch on the hat, aligning it with the soft side of the Velcro. Ensure they securely connect.
  • Check Fastening: Gently tug or adjust the patch to ensure it remains securely fastened to the Velcro.

If want it more convenient, you can purchase the hook and loop patches directly.

hook and loop backing patch

4. Use Fabric Glue For Patches Attachment

Using fabric glue to attach a patch onto a hat is a simple and quick method.

Here are the specific steps:

  • Prepare Tools and Materials: Hat, Patch, Fabric glue, Clean brush or popsicle stick (for application)
  • Identify Placement: Determine where on the hat you want to affix the patch.

Clean the Surface: Wipe the targeted area on the hat with a damp cloth to ensure a clean surface, facilitating better adhesion of the fabric glue.

  • Apply Fabric Glue: Use a clean brush or popsicle stick to evenly apply fabric glue to the back of the patch.
  • Affix the Patch: Place the patch with applied fabric glue on the hat in the desired location, ensuring proper alignment and positioning.
  • Press for Secure Attachment: Gently press the patch with your fingers to ensure full contact with the hat and to allow the fabric glue to effectively bond.
  • Wait for Drying: According to the fabric glue’s instructions, wait for an adequate amount of time to ensure the patch is thoroughly dry and secured. Typically, this may take several hours to overnight.
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  • Check Adhesion: After the waiting period, gently tug or touch the patch to ensure it is securely adhered to the hat.
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5. Using Self-Adhesive Tape To Attach A Patch On Hat

Using self-adhesive tape to secure a patch is a simple and convenient method for temporary attachment.

Here are the specific steps:

  • Prepare Tools and Materials: Hat, Patch, Self-adhesive tape (double-sided tape)
  • Identify Placement: Determine where on the hat you want to affix the patch.
  • Clean the Surface: Wipe the targeted area on the hat with a damp cloth to ensure a clean surface, facilitating better adhesion of the self-adhesive tape.
  • Measure and Cut Self-Adhesive Tape: Use the self-adhesive tape to measure and cut a length corresponding to the patch.
  • Apply the Self-Adhesive Tape: Apply the self-adhesive tape to the back of the patch, ensuring it completely covers the edges of the patch.
  • Remove Backing Paper: Gently peel off the backing paper of the self-adhesive tape, exposing the sticky side.
  • Affix the Patch: Attach the exposed sticky side of the self-adhesive tape to the targeted location on the hat.
  • Press for Secure Attachment: Gently press the patch with your fingers or an even pressure tool, ensuring the self-adhesive tape adheres securely.
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  • Check Adhesion: After attachment, gently tug or adjust the patch to ensure it remains securely affixed under the self-adhesive tape.

Conclusion:

In this article, we mentioned 5 ways of how to put a patch on a hat.

1. Sewing Patch On Hat

2. Iron On Patch On Hat 

3. Using Velcro to Attach Patches On Hat

4. Use Fabric Glue For Patches Attachment

5. Using Self-Adhesive Tape To Attach A Patch On Hat

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