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How Many Embellishments are there for Caps

Embellishments For Caps: How Many Are There?

Hats are a fun, unique, and a great way to add a twist to your outfit. It’s also a great accessory to your brand’s identity whether you’re a clothing company, the neighborhood’s favorite coffee shop or part of a sports team.

Even if it is sweltering hot in your home or place of work, you can use a hat to protect your eyes and skin from the sun! This is not to mention the great convenience this offers you on a bad hair day. Certainly, wigs are a hundred times more cumbersome in comparison if you ask us.

Most caps or hats will do just fine while plain or blank, but why not customize your own hat and add a few hat embellishments to make your collection stand out?

The right embellishment on your 5-panel strap back hats, for instance, will transform your outfit from plain to downright stylish and super trendy. For these reasons, here are a few great hat embellishment ideas that you can try to help your brand or personal style stand out even more.

Twill Appliqué or Tackle Twill

Tackle twill was first introduced by R.J. Liebe to be material for American Football players’ pants. Since then, it has evolved into a superb option for adding an attractive, long-lasting decoration on your hats.

Tackle twill offers you a wide range of customization options to make a stronger statement with your cap for your brand or self. It is a less-conventional way for adding patterns to clothing compared to embroidery and screen-printing, which will make your outfit stand out as pretty unique.

Tackle Twill, also known as Appliqué is done by taking a piece of fabric, cutting it out to your desired pattern, then sewing it onto the hat with a twill made of nylon or any other suitable material.


5 panel hat with sublimation printing
Custom Sublimated 5 Panel Hat

Sublimated patterns are currently some of the most innovative processes adopted by the manufacturing apparel and accessories industry. With these, designers freely enjoy virtually endless possibilities. Some of the most detailed designs are able to appear accurately from sublimation printing.

Indeed, there is huge room left for creativity and durability since the experts employ highly inventive ways to transfer the digital artwork over to fabric panels. Rest assured if you’d like sublimation printed hats from Delusion MFG we will definitely craft the most accurate print possible.

The result is the production of those high-quality fabrics, distinctive designs, and beautiful, vibrant colors that you might be familiar with.  For good measure, customers are always free to pick from a vast selection of designs that are accessible at Delusion MFG.

Woven Labels and Patches

There are hundreds of ideas for cap patches that you can get inspiration from Pinterest so you will not have to wear that plain blank cap anymore!

With a robust needle, pair of scissors and thread, you can use a wide selection of woven patches and labels from Delusion MFG to make your cap pop just reach out to us for custom.

If you’re applying the patch yourself, ensure your needle is strong enough to penetrate your blank cap’s material, try not to get pricked while you’re at it too. Sometimes you don’t need a fully custom hat, it is just as simple as sewing the patch or label to your hat!

Embroidered Patches for Custom Hats

If you are looking for a more specific approach for embellishing your hat, consider looking for custom embroidered and iron-on patches.

This option lets you design a high-quality look for your embellishment at a cost-effective rate, regardless of the fine details or colors involved. You get to sketch or use an image of the desired design and use any method to attach them to your cap.

Screen Printing

This is the most common method for decorating custom sweatshirts and T-shirts, but you can also use it to embellish a dijon colored corduroy unconstructed 6-panel hat.

This process involves placing your custom design on a mesh screen, washing it, then set it up on a press, from which ink is passed via the screen onto the cap.

Screen printing is a preferred option when handling a massive amount of custom hats for a club, company or team, and the results are often great, long-lasting, and visible. Ask us any questions about screen printing your custom hats here.

Leather Patches

Leather patches are the best option if you want to make a blank cap stand out. They are commonly used to brand high-end clothing items like jeans, handbags, and leather jackets, but will work just fine on your hat as well.

You can sew anything between a dense leather design to a sleek suede to add a rugged, personal vibe to your cap.

5 panel hat with premium leather patch
Custom 5 Panel Hat w/ Custom Leather Patch


Embroidery takes two primary forms; flat and 3-D. Flat embroidery is where the decorating stitching is done directly on the cap, to bring a flat design. This option is more common owing to its relative ease of application and the ability to create the most detailed designs without ruining the images.

3-D embroidery, on the other hand, uses foam to create the 3-D impression. Foam is inserted under the stitch to raise it off the cap’s surface, thus giving your embellishment that unique look. 3-D embroidery is a better option for embossing alphabets, letters, numbers, or symbols- anything that is not too complicated.


Without a doubt, the above mentioned seven methods to embellish your hats will help you transform your caps, hats, and beanies into highly unique and branded headwear for you, your brand or team.

If you’re thinking of creating your own custom hat with us, be sure to reach out to us here. Take a look at some of our previous custom made hat for our awesome customers if you need a bit of inspiration.