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

Custom Patches For Hats USA Supplier

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

Backing Options

Which Patch Style is Right For Your Hats?

Here we provide useful information about the materials (embroidered, woven and pvc) and backing options available. In addition we will show you samples of some patches for caps we have made and what do our customers think about them.

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EMBROIDERED PATCHES

With shiny polyester threads and a nice weight, the timeless custom embroidered patches will translate your logo nicely, and your uniforms will look great.

  • Minimum Order: 100 Embroidered Patches.
  • 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.
  • Sample Time: 1 week
  • Production Time: 3 weeks
  • Setup Fee: No Setup Fee
  • Turnaround Time: 4 weeks

PVC PATCHES

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

  • Minimum Order: 100 PVC Patches.
  • Borders: N/A
  • Backings: None, Velcro, Adhesive
  • Special Colors:  Glow in the Dark.
  • Sample Time: 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 Patches.
  • Borders: Merrow Border / Laser Cut
  • Backings: None, Iron-on, Velcro, Adhesive
  • Special Colors:  None.
  • Sample Time: 2-5 days
  • Production Time: 2-3 weeks
  • Setup Fee: $40
  • Turnaround Time: 2-3 weeks. Rush Service Available.

Let’s Get Your Hat Patches Started!

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.

Baseball Hat Patches

Believe it or not, baseball caps are a relatively new invention. Before 1954 baseball players were allowed to use any kind of hat, and the ones made out of straw were very common. The model evolved then using merino wool and adding a stiff bill or visor to protect the eyes of the players from the sun rays. Some people say the first model was manufactured by Peck & Snyder and it had a star at the front of the crown. Therefore, one could say these caps were from the beginning Patch Hats.

trucker hat patch

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

Custom Patch for Trucker Hats

Trucker hats are just a genre of the baseball caps or a variation of them. One of the main differences is in the crown where trucker caps have a mesh at the back side and a foam panel at the front. Unlike the baseball ones, they are adjustable using a snapback to fit all head sizes. The classic trucker Patch Hats are preferred as a giveaway, because they are cheaper than other types of hats. They were widely used by John Deere to promote the brand. They are also very common in political campaigns usually using heat transfer labels.

custom patches for tactical hats

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

Tactical Hat Patches

Tactical hats have multicam colors and their patches at the back and frontside are easily removable because they count with velcro backing. In september 15 2017 the U.S. Air Forces Central Command updated how the ball cap  and Airman Combat Uniform, must be worn. The norm clarifies also specific technical aspects for the use of patches, badges and insignias. Velcro patches on tactical hats are not only popular among the military, police and law enforcement agencies but also among airsoft teams and fields.

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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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 Patches
    PVC Patches
    55 out of 5 stars
    "We like them a lot."
  • Embroidered Patches
    Embroidered Patches
    55 out of 5 stars
    "The product was exactly what I asked for. Thank you."
  • Woven Patches
    Woven Patches
    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 the patch iron on is impressive as well…
    Quality all the way around from customer service to the product I highly recommend them!"
  • PVC Patches
    PVC Patches
    55 out of 5 stars
    "The patch was awesome and everyone loved it."
  • Embroidered Patches
    Embroidered Patches
    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.Embroidered, Woven, PVC, Printed

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 us 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.

3. Sampling

Approve your sample, and we will make and deliver your patches 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 Hat Patches (Step by Step Process)

There are plenty of techniques to handmade patches by yourself.

For instance, you could try embroidering directly to a piece of fabric.

If you count with an Inkjet printer and special paper you could learn the inkjet transfer paper method.

Or maybe, having a sewing machine you will be more likely to test the so called Faux machine embroidered patch technique.

Otherwise, in the case you require lots of profesionally made patches 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 patch supplier, here it is our step by step guide.

  1. Design your patch

    First of all you need to have your patch designed. At least you need to have an idea of how you want your patch 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 choose to send us any type of image files explaining how you want your patch to be made. Anyhow, it is best to learn first the following design options.

  2. Choose your patch material

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

  3. Determine the patch 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 in the case of embroidered and woven patches. For Soft rubber PVC patches we work with any type of the PMS color palette. Nevertheless, only printed patches (offset printing and sublimation) support real gradients. The woven and embroidered techniques can simulate sort of gradients.

  5. Select your backing

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

  6. Order your patches!

    Know that you better understand the options available it is time to order your patches online.

  7. Enjoy your patches?

    After 3 to 4 weeks, depending on the complexity of your project, we will deliver your custom patches right to you!

Custom Patches FAQ

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 patchesleather patches or even bullion patches attached to your hats, and that’s the beauty of patches, you can choose 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 custom Velcro hat patches?.
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 us 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 custom hat patches for their business or organizations.
Click on the links below to view some of the patches we have made for then:
Police Patches
Military Patches
Flag Patches
Tactical Patches
Scout Patches
Sports Patches
Motorcycle Patches

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SIZES?

The Best Size for Hat Patches 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 custom hat patches.

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

Your patch, your shape! We will make your patches in the shape that you choose, from the most common circles and rectangles, to almost anything you can imagine!

Your patch, your shape! We will make your patches in the shape that you choose, from the most common circles and rectangles, to almost anything you can imagine!

DEPENDING ON THE STYLE OF PATCH YOU CHOOSE, THE WHOLE PROCESS CAN TAKE ANYWHERE FROM 3 WEEKS TO 6 WEEKS.

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 time 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 custom hat patches, in any of our patch styles.

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