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12 Best Custom Hats for Embroidery

12 Best Custom Hats for Embroidery
Paula Scerbinina

By Paula Scerbinina

8 min read

Hats are known to be one of the top wardrobe items for embroidery designs—your company or brand logo, a symbol, or a catchy phrase. But choosing the best custom hats for embroidery isn’t an easy task.

At Printful, we analyzed the most popular custom embroidered hats our customers have sold over the past year and made this list of top-selling custom hats to help you choose. 

So, if you’re looking for the best custom hats for your embroidered logo or other design, let’s dive in!

Best custom snapbacks for embroidery

Once limited to the sports field, snapbacks evolved into a classic, unisex fashion item.

The snapback gets its name from the adjustable snap strap in the back. This simple, handy feature creates the snap closure for a perfect firm fit.

These flat-brimmed, structured caps are great for custom designs like gradient embroidery or logo embroidery.

Classic Snapback

This Classic Snapback (Yupoong 6089M) is one of the top-selling Printful hats. It’s a one-size-fits-all high-profile hat made with a premium wool blend. It comes with a stiff crown that makes the cap well-shaped and structured.

The Classic Snapback consists of 6 panels, 6 embroidered eyelets, a plastic snap closure on the back, and a flat visor. Plus, this hat has a contrasting green undervisor.

This custom, structured-fit hat is a great choice for your design because you have complete design placement freedom. You can choose between front, back, left, and right placement and go with standard or unlimited color embroidery. 

The snapback comes in 20 various colors, including the option to select matching colors of the crown and the visor or a color combination for distinctive color pop for your embroidered hats. 

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Snapback | Otto Cap

This snapback has a wider look than the Clasic Snapback. Its stiff fabric behind the front two panels allows the snapback to maintain its well-shaped, structured fit. Apart from a firm front panel, this 6-panel snapback consists of a flat visor, plastic snap closure, and 6 embroidered eyelets that match the crown color.

This cap features 8 rows of stitching on the brim and pro-stitching on the crown, making this cap a top-quality craftsmanship item. This hat also has a pop of color with its gray undervisor that contrasts with the hat’s shade.

It’s possible to choose standard or unlimited color embroidery on the hat’s front, back, left, or right side. The hat comes in 17 different colors.

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Flat Bill Cap

The Flat Bill Cap (Yupoong 6007) is a one-size-fits-all, high-profile, structured fit hat. It’s a 5-panel snapback that comes with sewn eyelets, plastic snapback closure, and contrasting (green) undervisor. 

This snapback is made with 100% cotton twill, which ensures exceptional breathability, durability, and resistance to wrinkling.

The cap comes in 7 different colors—black, white, grey, red, Royal Blue, black/red, and black/grey. Possible printing options include standard and unlimited color embroidery on the front, back, left, and right sides. 

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Best custom beanies for embroidery

Knit, close-fitting beanies are the go-to items for colder climates and seasons. Beanies outline the shape of the head and provide comfort, coziness, and warmth when the temperature drops. Sometimes, beanies come with pom-poms or brimmed cuffs.

Beanies offer a large, customizable surface for big designs. The most popular place for the design is the front. 

Cuffed Beanie

This Cuffed Beanie (Yupoong 1501KC) is a unisex close-fitting headwear and one of the top-selling custom embroidered hats praised by Printful’s customers. 

This warm and comfy one-size beanie is an excellent pick for chilly weather. The Cuffed Beanie is made with hypoallergenic 100% turbo acrylic fabric, which is one of the best materials for outdoor and indoor wear. As a result, the beanie is warm, soft, and resistant to shrinking and fading.

You can choose to play around with standard or unlimited color embroidery and print your designs on the front of the hat. The Cuffed Beanie is available in 12 colors.

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Knit Beanie

This Knit Beanie (Otto Cap 82-480) has a classic form-fitting head shape and a tight fit, making it super comfy and warm to wear. It’s made with a cotton acrylic blend that contributes to the extra soft feel of the beanie. 

This one-size beanie is also very breathable, so you can stay warm without sweating.

The beanie comes in 6 colors and is suitable for the front design placement only. As to the embroidery type, you can choose between standard or unlimited color embroidery.  

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Ribbed Knit Beanie

The Ribbed Knit Beanie by Atlantis is a classic style beanie that features a brimmed cuff to cover the ears. Traditional in design, this beanie matches most clothing styles, appealing to a wide audience. It comes in a wide pallet of 8 natural colors—from rich black to light blue.

It’s made with a double-layer knit blend of recycled polyester and acryl that ensures extra warmth and holds the structure. This ribbed knit narrow-patterned fabric makes the item soft, stretchy, and breathable.

You can highlight your design on the front (on the cuff) of the beanie. For this item, you can only choose the standard embroidery option.  

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Best custom trucker hats for embroidery

Back in the early 1970s, companies used trucker hats as a promotional giveaway for farmers and truck drivers. Since then, these classic, super breathable one-size caps have been called the trucker hats.

A trucker hat features a mesh back for optimal ventilation, a structured foam, and a snap closure for size adaptability. 

A trucker hat is a casual headwear that applies to a wide audience, including active people and sports enthusiasts, making it a great headwear choice for your custom embroidery design.

Retro Trucker Hat

The top-selling Retro Trucker Hat (Yupoong 6606) is a universal fit head accessory made with a cotton polyester blend.

Featuring buckram front panels for structure, a mesh back for stylish appeal and breathability, and a plastic adjustable closure for size regulation, this flat visor hat is a perfect option for your embroidered designs. 

This mid-profile cap has a low-profile design area in the front. It comes in 13 colors.

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Snapback Trucker Cap

The Richardson Snapback Trucker Cap features:

  • Well-structured, classic fit

  • Adjustable plastic snapback for size customization

  • An underbill that matches the color of a curved, contrast visor

  • Mesh back for increased breathability and reduced sweating

It’s made with a cotton polyester blend, giving this mid-profile headwear a soft feel. The Richardson Snapback Trucker Cap has a low-profile front embroidery area, which you can customize with standard or unlimited color embroidery. 

The hat comes in 8 colors. 

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5 Panel Trucker Cap

The 5 Panel Trucker Cap (Yupoong 6006) is a high-profile accessory that creates a stylish, modern look. Great for warmer weather, this cap features a classic trucker cap styling with a flat bill, a snapback closure, a mesh back, and no eyelets.

Its materials make the cap super breathable. Also, the front of the cap is made of stiff fabric that ensures the item is well-shaped and structured.

This is a perfect hat to put your design on—from your company logo to custom graphics. You can choose from 13 different colors and pick between standard or unlimited color embroidery. The cap is suitable for front design placement only. 

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Best custom dad hats for embroidery

Dad cap or dad hat is a relaxed (unstructured) fit hat style variation of the classic baseball cap. Thanks to the loose fit, these hats create a laid-back and vintage-inspired look.

Dad cap typically consists of six smooth and soft panels, a curved brim, and an adjustable strap for size adaptability.

Classic Dad Hat

This Classic Dad Hat (Yupoong 6245CM) is a top-selling low-profile headwear item with a trendy and stylish look. Thanks to its 100% chino cotton twill material, the hat has exceptional breathability. 

Also, this hat has an unstructured look, so it loses its shape after being removed. This makes it more compact to fit in a bag while on the go, compared to similar structured caps. It also features a curved visor and an adjustable, vintage-looking buckle closure.

The hat is available in 13 colors and for the front, back, left, and right side design placement (standard or unlimited color embroidery). 

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Vintage Cap

This Vintage Cap (Otto Cap 18-1248) is another of Printful’s top-selling items. This 6-panel unstructured cap with a low profile has a trendy, washed-out vintage look. 

The cap comes with 6 sewn eyelets, a black sweatband, and a metal snap buckle with an antique brass finish. You can customize this hat with standard or unlimited colors embroidery on the front, back, left, and right.

The hat comes in 7 different colors.

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Closed-Back Structured Cap

This Closed-Back Structured Cap (Flexfit 6277) is a structured 6-panel hard-bodied cap that features a curved visor, contrasting silver undervisor, and an elastic moisture-wicking headband for extra stretch, comfort, and a perfect fit.

Apart from these features, this mid-profile cap with a low-profile embroidery area comes with 6 embroidered eyelets. You can customize it with standard or unlimited embroidery on the front, back, left, and right. This cap is available in 2 sizes and 11 colors.

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What are the best custom hats for embroidery?

Custom embroidered hats are a great choice to showcase your custom logo or other design. Why? Because hats are super versatile—your customers can easily adjust them to any size and pair with (almost) any outfit.

When choosing custom hats for embroidery, think of the preferences of your target audience and the specifics of your design. After you’ve made your choice, make sure to find a trusted print-on-demand partner. Printful’s got you covered here! 

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By Paula Scerbinina on Nov 21, 2023

Paula Scerbinina

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A free-spirited creative with a psychology and marketing background, Paula spends her days creating stories for brands and individuals. Her heart belongs to writing, mental health advocacy, and beach volleyball.

A free-spirited creative with a psychology and marketing background, Paula spends her days creating stories for brands and individuals. Her heart belongs to writing, mental health advocacy, and beach volleyball.