Nothing says spring like baseball and seeing new caps out on the ball fields is a sure sign that winter is behind us. Team Custom baseball hats are a great way to add the final touch to new uniforms or show support for your favorite sport. No matter why you need these caps, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you’re doing them right.
Planning Perfect Team Baseball Hats
Planning the perfect baseball hat isn’t hard to do, which may be one reason they’re such a popular go-to item for personalization. The hat design is well-known so buyers know from the get-go what the finished product will look like. They usually feature an embroidered logo or the team name across the front of the cap, which makes choosing a design to put on the cap easy! Likewise, buyers will want to stick with team colors, so choosing a color isn’t going to be a challenge either.
With the three main variables taken care of – hat selection, logo/design and color – you may be wondering what’s left when it comes to planning perfect ball caps. The answer is: not much. The only things left to decide are the hat style and material.
• The Two Basic Styles Of Baseball Hats. There are two styles to choose from: Structured and Unstructured.
Structured caps are great for heavy-duty, daily or several times a week, use. These hats feature structural support inside the hat, which helps them maintain their shape through all the wear and tear a player puts it through. Structured styles have a higher profile than the Unstructured design. This provides a bit more headroom for the player and a slightly larger area on the front of the cap to hold your design. These hats make great high school or college ball caps since they can stand up to rigorous use.
Unstructured hats do not have the same kind of support inside the hat. This makes them more flexible and softer. The lack of structure allows the hat to mold to different head shapes easier and also gives the hat a lower profile than the Structured variety, but still offers plenty of room for the logo or name above the bill. They’re often seen on fans, sporting the team logo or on little leaguers.
• Choosing Materials. Selecting hat materials is your other variable. The most commonly used fabrics are wool, cotton and cotton-twill. Wool is what the pros use. Cotton is fully washable and not too heavy, making it popular for kids. The cotton-twill blend falls solidly in between the other two. It’s heavier and stronger than cotton but not as heavy or unforgiving as wool.
Make It A Team Effort
There you have it! With just a few simple decisions you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect team hat. Working with your supplier can identify potential problems ahead of time, so always talk to your supplier and/or embroiderer about your needs before you place your order. You’ll avoid the headaches of returning orders or re-doing your design. When customers and hat makers work together to design team baseball hats you’re sure to hit a home run!