Custom Patch Hats: Sew them on, Iron them on, Stick them on… or just Use the Easy Hook and Loop!

Custom Patches for Hats

Custom patches for hats are used worldwide to promote businesses, identify employees, sport teams or military units, to support a cause, or just for fun. Hat patches are a powerful, yet easy and low expensive way to generate loyalty and advocacy among your clients, fans or followers.

PRICE QUOTE

24 HOURS

DIGITAL SAMPLE

3 BUSINESS DAYS

PRODUCTION

3 WEEKS

Attaching Your Patches to Your Hat

Which Patch Style is Right For Your Hats?

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EMBROIDERED PATCHES

With shiny polyester threads and a nice weight, the classic custom embroidery will translate your design or logo nicely, and your uniforms will look great.

  • Minimum Order: 100.
  • Borders: Merrow Border / Laser Cut
  • Backings: None, Iron-on, Velcro, Adhesive
  • Special Colors:  Metallic Threads, Glow in the Dark thread colors, Reflective Cotton Twill background.
  • Samples: 1 week
  • Production Time: 3 weeks
  • Setup Fee: No Setup Fee
  • Turnaround Time: 4 weeks

PVC PATCHES

The best choice for your tactical gear, soft rubber will resist any abuse, and its vibrant colors will outlive your article of clothing. No threads that get stuck everywhere.

  • Minimum Order: 100.
  • Borders: N/A
  • Backings: None, Velcro, Adhesive
  • Special Colors:  Glow in the Dark.
  • Samples: 1 week
  • Production Time: 3 weeks
  • Setup Fee: $65 and up
  • Turnaround Time: 4-6 weeks

WOVEN PATCHES

Great for designs with very small details. Matte thread colors give them a special look and feel. No jump-stitching so your small text will look clean and legible.

  • Minimum Order: 100 Woven.
  • Borders: Merrow Border / Laser Cut
  • Backings: None, Iron-on, Velcro, Adhesive
  • Special Colors:  None.
  • Samples: 2-5 days
  • Production Time: 2-3 weeks
  • Setup Fee: $40
  • Turnaround Time: 2-3 weeks. Rush Service Available.

Let’s Get Your Patch Designed!

From concept to product in 4 weeks. Don’t delay.

3 Types of Patch Hats

These are the main different types of Custom Patch Hats: the trucker one, the classic and up-to-date baseball caps, and last but not least the tactical ones.

baseball cap patch

Baseball player Ray Narleski wearing a baseball cap with a direct embroidery patch. Date: 1959.

for a Baseball Hat

trucker hat patch

Model in black tank top leaning on brown tree wearing a trucker cap with a woven patch attached.

for a Trucker Hat

 for tactical hats

Coyote Brown-back ball tactical caps. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick) Source: afcent.af.mil

for a Tactical Hat

Customer Reviews

  • Screen Printed Patches
    Screen Printed Patches
    55 out of 5 stars
    "Sarah was very helpful with our experience and got back to me with all the information I was requesting and gave me updates so often and just went over every step very thoroughly. She was so helpful!! We love our patches! Thank you for all your help!"
  • PVC Patch
    PVC Patch
    55 out of 5 stars
    "We like them a lot."
  • Embroidered Patch
    Embroidered Patch
    55 out of 5 stars
    "The product was exactly what I asked for. Thank you."
  • Woven Patch
    Woven Patch
    55 out of 5 stars
    "Working with the Linx Corporation on my patches was easy and when I approved the art work I was excited to get them. When they showed up I was even more pleased with the quality of the woven iron on patch!
    I ironed on my first patch to a hat and the quality of the material they use to make it iron on is impressive as well…
    Quality all the way around from customer service to the product I highly recommend them!"
  • PVC Patch
    PVC Patch
    55 out of 5 stars
    "The patch was awesome and everyone loved it."
  • Embroidered Patch
    Embroidered Patch
    55 out of 5 stars
    "The patches are very high quality and the detail on my logo came out great."

Our Ordering Process – From Start To Finish

TYPE OF PATCH

Choose your patch type.

SIZE

Choose Your Patch Size. Anything from 2″ to 2.5″ tall is best.

BORDER

Choose your Patch’s Border. Merrow Borders or Laser Cut borders.

BACKING

Choose your Patch’s Back. Plastic, Iron on, Velcro or None.

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1- FILL OUT OUR QUOTE FORM

Upload your artwork, or email your logo. We will send your patch pricing within 48h.

2- PLACE YOUR ORDER

Approve your Art. In 3-7 Business Days we will send you a picture of your actual patch design.

3- SAMPLING

Approve your sample, and we will make and deliver your order within 3-4 weeks.

Let’s Get Started

If you are thinking about ordering your custom patches, just click on the button below, our expert Sales Reps will get back to you within 24 business hours and guide you through every step of the process.

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How to Make Patches for Your Hat

There are plenty of techniques to make your own patch. The mos common one is embroidering directly to a piece of fabric.

Otherwise, in the case you require a larger quantity it will be better and easier for you to work directly with a US based wholesale patch maker like Sienna Pacific.

For those ones in the quest for a reliable, high quality supplier, here it is our step by step guide.

  1. Design your patch

    First of all you need to have your patch designed. Send your logo or what you want it to look like.
    Ideally customers will send a vectorized design, made in Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Inkscape (free open source alternative) or using a web app like Vectr or Vecteezy.
    However, you can also send any type of image files explaining how you want your logo to be made. Anyhow, it is best to learn first the following design options.

  2. Select your material

    Each type of technique and material allow different options. Only embroidered, woven, leather and printed patches allow iron on backing. While PVC allows layers and square (2D) or round (3D) edges woven and embroidery don’t.

  3. Determine the size that better suits your needs

    The size will depend on the place of your garment you want it to be. Fill free to order them the size you want from 0.5″ to 17″. However, 2.5″ Is Great For Hats and/or snapbacks!

  4. Know your color options according to the type of patch

    We will match your design colors to the color threads available. For Soft rubber patches we work with any type of the PMS color palette. Nevertheless, only a printed process (offset printing and sublimation) support real gradients.

  5. Select your backing

    As the best way for attaching patches is by sewing them on, it is quite logic to use plain backing. Although it is important for you to know that peel and stick and iron-on backing can easy the process of placing them before sewing. Velcro backing is a great option for those who need to frequently remove their patch (as the military or airsoft teams).

FAQs

Is a patch hat better than direct embroidery or screen printing?

Direct embroidery and screen printing have been the most common and popular ways of adding your logo to your hats. But embroidered hats are not the only option you have…
With those two traditional methods, you are limited to:
–The options of caps your embroidery / screen printing supplier has, their available colors and styles.
–The possibility or not of their machinery’s capabilities of fitting your hat of choice on their ‘logo area’.
Using a patch, you have the freedom of adding your design onto almost any piece of clothing, being hats, jackets, backpacks, shirts, almost anywhere!
You can attach it to the front panels of your hats, even those low profile ones, or on the sides or back of the cap…
You are in the driver’s seat!

ARE THERE OTHER OPTIONS ON THE TYPE OF PATCHES I CAN HAVE CUSTOM MADE?

Yes they are!  If you prefer, you can also have printed or leather patches attached to your hats, and that’s the beauty of having us custom made them for you, you can use the style and look that best matches your brand.

DO I HAVE TO SEW THE PATCHES TO MY HATS?

No you don’t. We can add iron-on, adhesive.. What about some Velcro?.
That will make it easy!

I AM UNSURE ABOUT PATCHES, MOST CUSTOM HATS I SEE HAVE THEIR LOGO EMBROIDERED ON THEM!

If this is the first time you order custom made patches for hats, it is OK to feel a little unease. Just give a call at 888.720.2115 and you can talk to a real person, from M-F 9am-4pm PST.
And don’t stress, there are plenty of groups that are already using patches for their business or organizations.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SIZES?

The Best Size for a patch hat is anywhere between 2.25″-3″. Bear in min that the height of most caps is a max of 2.5″, and about 3.5″ width, so anything larger than that will be a problem.
-Trucker Hats
-Baseball Caps
-Beanies
Patch Sizes for Tactical Hats:
Usually the Loop Area on Hats is about the size of a standard American Flag Patch, 3″x2.5″. We recommend our customers to stick with this as the maximum size for your patch.

DO I HAVE TO STICK TO COMMON SHAPES, OR CAN IT WRAP AROUND MY DESIGN?

Your patch, your shape! We will make your design in the custom shape of your logo, from the most common circles and rectangles, to almost anything you can imagine!

DO YOU SHIP TO APOS?

Yes we do. Ask your Customer Sales Representative for our special rates for Active Duty Military. Thank You For Your Service!

I DON’T NEED 100 PATCHES, CAN I ORDER 50 OR 20?

Unfortunately, not. We create high quality products and give a lot of attention to detail. But because of the effort it takes to setup, digitize or mold/making, and the manufacturing processes, it is almost impossible for us to offer competitive prices at quantities less than 100, in any of our patch styles.