Creating custom embroidered hats is really fun! It allows you to show your creative side and create something that will last for years and years. It can also be very personal; you can make items that are close to your heart and which you could never buy anywhere else.
While creation of these hats is pretty easy and streamlined, there are certain things to consider. First and foremost, different online stores provide different options. Still, most of them focus on several main categories which you have to go through until you create the ideal embroidered hat.
Here are some of the things you will need to do when creating a custom hat and things to consider when going through these steps!
1. Size and sex
While most hats and caps are stretchy or at least, you can adjust them, it is much better to choose a product based on your head size. Sex is another thing you need to consider. While you might think that every hat is unisex there are some significant differences between them.
2. Basic type of hat
Keep in mind that every store has various types of hats and caps at their disposal. First, you have to decide what you want to create; this will affect the rest of the process as well as the end product you will have. The size of the cap and its layout are especially important for custom products. This will affect the placement of images as well as where you can put the text. Make sure to consider what kind of a logo or image you want to use beforehand. If the cap is too small or there is no space for anything, your long might turn out to be too small.
3. Base color
When it comes to base colors, clients usually have limited options. In most cases, it revolves around 10 options. Some bigger companies will have an even bigger palette than that. Again, base color is important not only for the overall appearance but is something you need to consider because of the image and text.
4. Main image
Here, you can either choose a logo or an image. In the end, it all depends how you’re using the hat. The greatest thing about custom designs is that you can use literally anything for it. You can draw an image, download it from the web or you can use company’s logo. This gives you various fun options and you will certainly have something to use. In fact, people usually decide to create custom hats and caps because of the image, not because of the text.
5. Custom text
Besides the image, you also have the option of adding text. As already mentioned, some people will just use text, majority will use image and in some cases, customers will use both. Anyway, text is a good way to share a message or to promote your brand. It is another option you need to consider. Each online store gives numerous options in terms of font and color. All you have to do is choose the right one!
6. Finishing touches
In the end, you have to check the final product and see whether it’s the right fit for you. Give it some time; you don’t have to buy it instantly as most custom hat sites will store your project for several days. Anyway, make sure that this is the right hat for you. There are some people who get disappointed afterwards just because they missed a line or something on image. So, make sure to check the design twice.
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