The Best Custom Hats for Summer 2022
As the temperatures continue to soar, it's time to break out the summer headwear! And what better way to keep cool and stylish in that record heat than with the perfect custom hat?
Finding the perfect style and materials for your custom hat can be a daunting task, but don't worry, we at CapBeast are here to help! Keep reading for the best tips on how to style and care for your custom hats this summer.
For the best results, start with a clean base: make sure your hair is clean and free of any product build-up. This will help your custom hat sit better and last longer. If you have long hair, consider putting it up in a bun or ponytail to keep it off your neck.
Next, choose the right hat for the occasion. A snapback or fitted cap is perfect for a day spent outdoors, while a dad hat or visor is ideal for a more relaxed look. And if you really want to make a statement, go for a custom-embroidered or printed design like those available at CapBeast.
The Process of Making a Custom Hat
Before we dive into the best custom hats for summer, let's first take a look at the process of creating one. Custom hats are made using a variety of methods, depending on the design and materials involved.
The most common and efficient method is embroidery, which involves stitching a design onto the hat using thread. This is typically done with a computerized machine like the ones used at CapBeast, but it can also be done by hand.
Another popular method is printing, which allows for more complex designs and colors. This can be done with either screen printing or sublimation, depending on the type of fabric used.
Finally, some custom hats are made using appliqués or patches. This is a great option if you want to add an embroidered design without the added cost.
Here are some steps to follow:
Choosing the right canvas is the first step. The most common options are baseball caps, dad hats, and snapbacks.
The best way to choose the right canvas is to think about the occasion or activity you'll be wearing it for. A baseball cap is perfect for a day spent outdoors, while a dad hat or visor is ideal for a more relaxed look.
If you're not sure which style to choose, consider going for a classic like a black or white baseball cap. You can't go wrong with these timeless options!
Add a logo or text
This is where your creative touch comes in. You can add a logo, text, or design to your custom hat.
What hat and canvas you choose should inform what design you can use or vice versa. A large company logo with bold colors needs a large canvas like those of a six-paneled snapback. It can truly make the custom embroidery pop. Hats that do not provide a large canvas in the front are perhaps more logical for embroidered text.
CapBeast provides a multitude of selections that fit both of these options. With CapBeast's expert embroidery options, we only work with hats of the highest quality combined with big canvases.
When designing your hat with a logo or text, you need to be bold and simple.
Strong text and thick lines are the way to harness the embroidery capabilities at CapBeast. Thin text and lines tend to be less effective.
Keeping those ideas in mind, fine lines and over-the-top ornate details might not pop the way you hope when you see the finished product.
Keep in mind that you should keep the noise out of your design's background if you have a background at all. A busy background can distract from the focus of your design.
After you've settled on your design, you can add it to the CapBeast hat maker and we'll prepare your production files from there. Our specialized process is what makes our custom hat production stand out from the rest.
We take that design and use our pinpoint technology to embroider your hat with our ultra-modern digital embroidery machines.
CapBeast's growing team of experts boasts as much as 20 years of experience in producing hats.
Selecting the right custom hat
When choosing the hat to customize, you need to pinpoint the purpose of the hat. Is it:
For your company?
For personal use?
For a specific activity or sport?
To create a unique look to separate you from the pack?
CapBeast carries a wide variety of lids to choose from: snapbacks, fitted hats, and dad hats are among the popular choices this summer and here are some of our favorites.
Snapbacks always provide versatility and comfort for almost any head size as well as a unique look that can be easily customized.
The best part about snapbacks is that they are unstructured, which means you can add patches, logos, and text with ease.
If you want a hat that makes a statement, a snapback is a way to go. They're perfect for both men and women and can be dressed up or down.
Snapbacks are also great for summer because they're light and breathable. If you live in a hot climate or plan on spending time outdoors, a snapback is a must-have accessory.
One snapback we particularly like here at CapBeast is the New Era 9fifty model. The flat bill brings us back to a bygone era with a retro touch.
This hat is perfect for those who want to add a little bit of personality to their style. With that large canvas, you can customize the New Era 9fifty with your own text or logo and really make it your own.
The Dad Hat
Dad hats are all the rage these days. Originally popularized in the '90s, dad hats have made a comeback in recent years and show no signs of slowing down.
Dad caps are unstructured and often have a curved bill. They're also usually made from cotton or chino fabric, which makes them extremely comfortable to wear.
Like snapbacks, dad hats are also very versatile. They can be dressed up or down and look great on both men and women. And because they're so light and breathable, they're perfect for hot summer days.
Dad hats are perfect for gifts and tend to be the prime choice for staffs of restaurants and cafes.
Take the Yupoong Dad Hat we have at CapBeast. It's a simple, classic design that can be customized with your own text or logo.
Known for its quality, breathable materials with a 98% cotton and 2% Spandex mix, it comes with a Permacurv visor and a six-panel, low-profile design that is a perfect fit for many logos and texts. The adjustable strap in the back really does the trick.
The Athletic Hat
Picking the proper hat to fit your athletic needs requires plenty of research. Thankfully, we've done a lot of the legwork for your athletic headwear here at CapBeast.
We've got plenty of options for those who need a hat that will perform as well as they do.
For example, the Nike Dri-FIT models like the dad hat are is perfect for runners and athletes who need a hat that will keep them cool and dry.
This hat is made from Nike's Dri-FIT material (58% cotton, 42% polyester), which wicks away sweat and helps keep you cool and comfortable. It also has a light design that won't weigh you down when you're on the go.
Another athletic option to consider is our Adidas models. This performance-focused headwear from another iconic brand provides so many options.
Made with recycled polyester, it also is equipped with UPF 50 protection from the sun -- ideal during the summer, if you catch our drift.
No matter what your sport or activity, we've got a custom hat that will help you perform at your best this summer.
No matter what your summer plans entail, be sure to stay cool and stylish with a custom hat from CapBeast. Our online design tool makes it easy to create a one-of-a-kind look that's perfect for any occasion. Plus, our wide selection of snapbacks, dad hats, and fitted hats means you're sure to find the perfect style for your summertime adventures. So don't wait - get started on your custom hat today!