Before you start making custom hats for a business or event, take time to consider a few things about them. There are many different factors that you should take into account before beginning this venture, so let’s take a look at some of them.
Why Are You Making Custom Hats?
Don’t make custom hats just because you feel like you should, or because someone else is doing it. There should always be a good reason you want to make them. First, consider who your audience or consumer base will be. This can determine what you make, what types of logos or saying you use, and how you market your custom hats.
Having a good handle on what your consumers want is a great place to start. Try to create something they would wear with or without your logo, and then build on that. Keep track of your feedback, customer preferences, and more will help guide you in the right direction.
What Style of Hat is Right for You?
Before you set out to make your custom hats, consider the style of hat that you want to make. Of course, the baseball hat is an old classic, but it’s far from the only option you have. There are so many other types of hats (even within the realm of baseball hats) to choose from. You’ll need to have some idea before approaching someone to make your custom hats.
Besides baseball caps, consider Black pride hats, bucket hats, beanies and more. Mix up your styles and options to create a unique profile and a look that your customers will love to see from you. Deciding your hat’s style should be one of the first steps you take, in addition to choosing fabrics.
Which Fabrics and Colors Should You Use?
Fabrics and colors are extremely important when it comes to custom hats. You want to create a product that is high-quality, safe, and won’t wear or tear apart. Depending on the type of hat you choose, there are different materials available. Different types of wool can be used to create warm winter hats. Otherwise, you can use ripstop cotton for rugged, outdoor hats, suede for an eye-catching hat, or a smooth polyester.
Beanies can be made of a few different materials as well, including acrylics, mixes, and wools. Make sure that you consider the price of each option as well. An acrylic hat is going to cost a lot less than a wool one, for example.
Make sure that you choose attractive colors that pair well with any outfit if you want your audience to wear your hat!
What Type of Closure Should You Use?
If you’re not making a beanie or other fully closed hat, you’ll have to consider what type of closure you want to use. This is especially true for all types of baseball hats. The closure is important, and you must look at your audience for this one. If your audience is going to consist largely of women with longer hair, avoid a Velcro closure.
Metal closures are going to be secure and attractive but cost more than snapbacks made of plastic. Make sure that you look over all your options and consider something that makes your hats stand out without breaking the bank. You still want to make a profit!
What Artwork Will You Use to Brand Your Hats?
This is where most custom hats start, but it should be one of the last things you consider. Yes, having an artwork base to start is a great idea, but it may not be the best option for the finished product. In addition to what type of artwork, logo, or saying you want to include, consider the type of printing that you need to do.
You can choose embroidery for a quality look, screen-printing for complicated designs, or even custom patches if you want to put in the extra effort. It’s all up to you, but it will make quite an impact on the finished product.
There are many options you must consider when you’re thinking of making a custom hat. Keep all of this and more in mind before you order that custom batch of baseball caps. There are always more options, styles, colors, and fabrics to make your hats stand out in a crowd!