Types of Custom Logo Hats Guide - Best Custom Hats

Types of Custom Logo Hats Guide - Best Custom Hats

There are many different types of custom hats including 5 panel hats, 6 panel hats, 7 panel hats, trucker hats, foam trucker hats, visors, straw hats, baseball caps, snapback hats, dad hats, bucket hats, beanies, knit caps, kids hats, flat bill hats, curved bill hats, rope hats, and more. Custom logo hats may be decorated or embellished using embroidery, patches, or printing/heat transfer.

Custom 5 Panel Hats

5 panel hats have a larger front panel without a seam and are great for embroidery, printing, and patches. Since there is no seam in the middle, this provides a larger area for decoration and embellishment and not having to embroider for example directly on the seam. Panel refers to the triangular pieces of fabric that are stitched and sewn together to create the crown of a hat.

Custom 6 Panel Hats

6 panel hats are a more common hat type compared to 5 panel and 7 panel hats. 6 panel hats include snapbacks, trucker hats, dad hats, and more. Panel refers to the triangular pieces of fabric that are stitched and sewn together to create the crown of a hat.

Custom 7 Panel Hats

7 panel hats are a trendy, stylish hat. 7 panel hats have 3 panels in the front (2 smaller top panels and a larger front panel below). 7 panel hats do not have a seam in the middle and are normally have a flat bill. Since there is no seam, it is sometimes easier to embroidery directly onto the panel without going over any seam or having it in the middle of a design. Panel refers to the triangular pieces of fabric that are stitched and sewn together to create the crown of a hat.

Custom Snapback Hats

Snapback hats are one of the most popular types of hats. Snapback hats have a plastic adjustable snapback closure, are usually a flat bill, and high profile. Snapback hats provide a large decoration area or canvas to work with for customization and decoration. Snapbacks are classic hats and popular with many professional sports leagues.

Custom Dad Hats

Dad hats are a classic and trendy hat. Dad hats are relaxed, unstructured 6 panel hats with an adjustable buckle closure. Dad hats are usually low profile hats and have a slightly curved bill. Dad hats are great hats that you can't go wrong with and are perfect for businesses needing hats for their employees or using hats as giveaways and for brands looking to expand and add to their apparel lines.

Custom Trucker Hats

Trucker hats are trendy hats and popular with many. Trucker hats have a mesh back with an adjustable snapback closure and can have a curved bill or flat bill. Trucker hats can be 5 panel hats or 6 panel hats and sometimes 7 panel hats. Trucker hats are a popular apparel item and can be used for companies as promotion and marketing or for employees.

Custom Flat Bill Hats

Flat Bill hats are similar to what the name sounds and have a flat bill or flat brim. Flat bill hats are usually structured hats and can be 5 panel hats, 6 panel hats, or 7 panel hats. Flat bill hats usually have an adjustable snapback closure. The flat bill gives a sleek and cool look.

Custom Baseball Hats

Baseball hats are classic, traditional hats and usually refer to 6 panel hats with a curved visor or curved bill. Baseball hats usually have an adjustable closure - either hook and loop closure or plastic adjustable snapback closure. Baseball caps are popular and worn by many.

Custom Foam Trucker Hats

Foam trucker hats are usually 5 panel hats with a mesh back and adjustable plastic snapback closure. Foam trucker hats usually have a curved visor, but do come in flat bill styles as well. Foam trucker hats are popular for screen printing and heat transfer due to the 5 panel front and foam material used for the front panel. Foam trucker hats also usually have a small braid or rope at the base of the crown/bill.

Custom Camo Hats

Camo hats are camouflage caps that provide a unique look and come in various camouflage colors and patterns. Patterns include green camo, Realtree camo colors, Mossy Oak camo colors, MultiCam camo colors, and Hybricam. Camo hats come in various styles including baseball caps, snapbacks, and trucker hats.

Custom Beanies

Beanies and knit caps are winter-style hats that are cozy and comfortable. Beanies can be customized with patches or embroidery. Beanies come in many styles including pom pom beanies, cuff beanies or long beanies, short beanies, plaid beanies, and ribbed beanies.

Custom Flex Hats

Flex hats are caps that have a flexible or stretchable backing that can be adjusted. Flex hats do not have adjustable snapbacks and usually come with a stretchable sweatband to fit the head. The most popular brand of flex hats is Flexfit and this is popular with many customers. Flex hats may also sometimes come in 2 sizes: S/M and L/XL in the case of Flexfit brand for select styles and other brands.

Custom Kids Hats

Kids hats and youth hats come in all styles including trucker hats, dad hats, snapback hats, baseball caps, and more. Kids hats are perfect for schools and brands or companies needing youth-aged apparel.

Custom Bucket Hats

Bucket hats are trendy fashion hats and are named for the bucket-like shape they resemble, while wearing over your head. Bucket hats provide full coverage of your head and have a large area for decoration and customization.

Custom Visors

Visors have a curved visor and adjustable closure (usually hook and loop closure). Visors are good for sun protection with a wide brim and do not cover your entire head, which may be more comfortable. Visors can be used as promotional items and an example includes golf tournaments.

Custom Fitted Hats

Fitted hats usually refers to hats that come in sizes and fit your head pretty closely. Select brands offer fitted hats in sizes S/M or L/XL, but most classic fitted hats from companies such as New Era, KBEthos, or Decky include sizes 6 7/8, 7, 7 1/8, 7 1/4, 7 3/8, 7 1/2, 7 5/8, 7 3/4, 7 7/8, and 8. The classic fitted hats usually come as flat bill hats.

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