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Custom Hat Patches

We create custom hat patches made from durable materials like rubber, leather and fabric. They can be transferred using heat pressing or sewing them on for an authentic look.

Custom Patches For Hats & Design

Hat patches can be customized with your logo in various ways.  We can add adhesive or velcro backing for easy application. We are also a one-stop shop where we manufacture custom patch hats and sew your patches on your chosen hats. We are the source for all the highest quality manufacturers, including Richardson and Flexfit. 

We have a 24-piece minimum! 

Woven Patch Hats

They are a great choice with an intricate design with small lettering made using fine thread. 

Embroidered Patch Hats

Some smaller details can be lost using embroidery, but this is an excellent choice for simple images. 

Sublimated Hats With Patches

With a sublimated patch hat, you can have intricate and small details or gradients in your image.

Leather Patch Hats

Available in real or faux leather, they can be made in stock or complex outlines.

Patch Designing Options

  • Simple rectangles, squares, or circles.
  • Genuine and faux leather.
  • Debossing and embossing.
  • Minimum Quantity: 100 pcs.
  • Max Sizng: 2” H X 4” W

Etched Leather

With nearly 20 colors, there are endless combinations to choose from to match your vision, and they can be laser engraved. Our art department has over 30 years of designing crafting patches, and they can understand your vision and then translate it into etched appliques that will be everything you were hoping for. From selecting all the details to picking color combinations to deciding on the size, there is no detail too big or small and laserable with any type of image. We will assist you through every step to ensure you are comfortable and confident with your final artwork. 

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Customizing Details

  • Best for complex images with a high level of detail.
  • Logos are etched onto a “Simple Shape” applique (circles, rectangles, squares, etc.) and are sewn to the cap, etched, and cut with a “Complex Shape” heat press applied to the cap.
  • Genuine tan or colored faux leather
  • Min. Qty: 100 pieces.
  • Max Imprint: 2.5”H X 4.5”W

Embroidered Hat Patches

Patches on hats with embroidery give the best of both worlds—they offer a unique embroidered look and a casual appearance. This traditional option is a method of decoration used repeatedly because of its durability.

Custom embroidered patches allow you to customize everything, from the shape to the colors to the overall look. Offering the option to add more detail than direct embroidery, they can represent your company, an organization’s insignia, and much more—the only limit is your imagination.

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As a manufacturer of custom-made patches, we can bring any vision to life. We will digitize your image, ensuring that each thread lays perfectly to make the patch you’ve been wanting. At the Monterey Company, we’ve helped make designs for everyone from nature centers to baseball players to police and fire departments. Companies and organizations across the country trust us to develop their image and make them into reality. Reach out to us today, and work with us to bring help you make the perfect patch for a final result that you and your group are sure to love.

Simple shapes can have a merrowed edge and are stitched directly to your hat, and more complex images can have satin stitching on the border or heat-pressed. 

Learn more about how embroidered patches are made.

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Richardson 634 Fitted Hats With PVC

Adding rubber patches to fitted hats is a popular option. They are made with layers of colored rubber that will give the final product an impressive 3D effect and allow for crisp color separation between colors. We can add a sewing channel to allow the stitching to be recessed and not stand out. 

There is no standard sizing as each one has a different front that can be imprinted, but the best overall sizing is between 2 to 2.25 inches tall. The width will be proportional to the overall look. To calculate the size, you need to know the largest width, so you have an accurate calculation: add up the highest point on both sides, then divide by two! This will give us our final sizing! Another option is direct embroidery, which can go up to 5" wide by 3" tall.

The answer to this question depends heavily on your logo. Simple artwork can be embroidered, printed, or made from leather or PVC, while more complicated images may need to use printing techniques like sublimation in full color or be woven.  

The regular price for a custom patch hat varies depending on the brand and quantity you would like to order. For example, if you need to order 36 Richardson 112 Hats, then that will cost about $21 each. In contrast, 150 hats would only cost $15.00 per hat. The pricing will include a custom patch sewn directly to the hats. Adhesive can be used on custom shapes that follow the outline of your logo.

Hat patches are typically sewn directly onto a hat using the same sewing machines cobblers use. They will need a heavy-duty needle, especially when applying velcro. Hats generally have an unusual outline, and they can be heat pressed with adhesive as it is too difficult to follow the border of intricate images using needle and thread.

It's no secret that the best hat brands for companies to use are these top manufacturers. These keep good inventory levels, and because they're available through nationwide distribution, you can bet your bottom dollar there'll be a wide variety of colors to select from!

  1. New Era makes a great feel-good factor that gets you noticed.
  2. Richardson patch hats specialize in superior quality from almost every major sport imaginable, including baseball caps and truckers - they even offer custom embroidery service, making them ideal corporate partners because of their personalized attention to detail!
  3. Flexfit also has something special: its patented One Size Fits All sizing system means no more guessing games or returns.
  4.  Nike's excellent customer service and a great choice for your company's golf event.

Patch hats are great for any season and occasion, but what kind is right for you? If casual vibes are your thing, trucker hats, baseball, or golf caps will work fine. They're perfect for keeping the sun out of your eyes when playing a round! For those who like something Hipster-Esque, snapbacks with flat bills can be styled in many ways, while sporty types have fishing/hunting options. Your logo can be added with direct embroidery or by adding it to the front and center of your hat so it stands out proudly as an owner before anyone else does!

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Sublimated Designs for Caps

The process of sublimation involves transferring dye to fabric by using heat. They are a great way to add a lot of detail and color to your logo and allow you to perfectly recreate things like emblems or insignias.

The graphic is first printed onto a special transfer paper to make a sublimated patch. When heat is applied, the dye sticks to the background, creating a perfect image. Because they are printed directly, it’s the perfect method when you want to add small details, thin lines, or tiny text. You can also choose from our endless colorful shades to make a vivid image that complements or contrasts with the base color of a baseball cap or dad hat.

  • Order as low as 50 pcs
  • Maximum Imprint Area: 2 ¼” H X 4 ½” W
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There are many choices when creating a sublimated patch—but don’t worry. Our artists will be there throughout the whole process to help. We have decades of experience and use that expertise to help each of our customers. Learn more about how to iron on a custom patch.

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Woven 

Give your cap a unique look with a woven patch. These custom-designed patches for hats are a happy middle ground—they have more detail and are more sophisticated than embroidery but still have a casual feel thanks to the merrowed edge. You can add high detail, making it the perfect way to recreate your favorite photo or illustration crisply and clearly. Choose from several different colors and stitching combinations—and the options are truly endless. Anything you can think of, we can help can create.

From start to finish, we will guide you through every step to make sure you select the best options to make your product perfect for you. Customer service is our top priority, and we pride ourselves on delivering hat patches that our customers proudly wear.

  • Low Minimum: 50 pcs
  • Max Imprint Area: 2 ¼” H X 4 ½” W
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Direct Embroidery on Caps

Embroidery is a sophisticated way to add a logo, emblem, or image to your hats. A commonly used method for baseball caps with patches, embroidery is an easy option to add multicolored letters, mascots, or other text. Choose from our wide range of bright colors to add a vivid pop that will stand out from afar so that your friends and family can spot you anywhere on the field. You also can add raised embroidery, giving them a three-dimensional look that is a unique touch.  

We can bring your logo to life on your promotional hat and help you choose the best colors and layout to make your vision a reality. We’ve been in the business of creating promotional products since 1989, so we understand how to utilize embroidery to the fullest to make a big impact.

Max Imprint: Varies by manufacturer, but 2 1/8” H X 4 ½” W is the standard max imprint on the front position.

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Custom Screen Printed Patch Styles

Screen printing allows you to apply your artwork directly to the patch. It is a method that is best for clean and simple images, but it can also accommodate a moderate level of detail. Using one or two colors, you can bring your logo or emblem to life with any shade you can think of. From vibrant red or blue to a more muted neutral palette, only the sky’s the limit with screen-printing. Choose from a few different shapes and different colored merrowed edges for countless combinations—but there are no wrong answers. Whatever combination you choose will surely be the perfect way to promote your business.

Once complete, our custom screen-printed hat patches adhere to heat. Choose complementary colors, or opt for a bold contrast to make a big statement. Our team is standing by to help you decide if you're unsure which way to go. They have decades of experience customizing products and understand how to make the best selections for pieces people love to wear.

  • Minimum Order Qty: 50 pcs
  • Max Imprinting Dimension: 2 ¼” H X 4 ½” W
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PVC Patches For Hats

At the Monterey Company, our soft PVC rubber patches can be made with or without velcro backing, giving you the ultimate flexibility in your image. The durable style is waterproof and weatherproof, so it will last for many years, making them a great option for outdoor gear. This option adds a lot of dimension and depth and is perfect for logos with moderate detail. Almost every detail is customizable, from colors, sizing, and shape, making it a great option to explore your creativity.

We can make hat patches in bulk so that you can add them to any of our headwear options—along with any other surface—to promote your business, team, or organization. For more information on this style, check out our PVC patches and learn more about this production process.

  • Min. Qty: 50 pcs
  • Max Imprinting Dimensions: 2” H X 4” W
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Custom Clip Labels for Caps & Beanies

Leather clip labels are a unique detail that elevates the look of any cap or beanie. The double-sided label is perfect for single-color logos and can be added to both sides of the clip for ultimate visibility. Your emblem will be laser etched or embossed to give it a crisp and precise look, adding a unique finishing touch to the hat’s look. Choose from real or faux leather and select various color options to coordinate with your overall look. The clips are then hand-stitched to the edge of your headwear for a luxurious finishing detail.

We know that no detail is too small and is a sew-on option. That’s why we’ll help you attach a label on a branded beanie or any other element that transforms your promotional piece from basic to beautiful. Our sales department has expertise across departments, so everything from our designers to our customer service professionals will help guide you throughout the process.

  • Min. Quantity: 50 pcs
  • Max Imprint: 2” H X 4” W
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Silicone Transfers

Silicone transfers are a modern and sleek way to add the art of your choice. The three-dimensional, raised design is directly attached, giving it a unique and edgy look. This method, which is best for single-color designs, is durable and bold, rising from the surface between 0.5 and 2 millimeters. Make any style you can dream up with the silicone transfer. This flexible method allows you to be creative. Pair the final application with a similar color for a monochromatic look, or pick two contrasting colors to make your art as eye-catching as possible.

  • Silicone Transfers are heat presses applied directly to the cap and have a matt finish.
  • Thickness ranges between 0.5 – 2.0 mm.
  • Best when kept to one or two colors
  • Max Imprint Area: 2 ¼” H X 4 ½” and forty-eight-piece minimum
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Poly Press

The poly press technique is a modern way to add dimension to your cap. The three-dimensional style stands out from the cap and helps your emblem pop. It can also recreate a high level of detail, which means that even fine lines, thin fonts, or textured areas are all well represented. The raised detailing is even resistant to weather conditions and water, making it a great option for outdoor gear. Poly press applications are versatile and durable, making them a great choice. They also come in an endless array of colors, ensuring that we can make it happen no matter which palette you choose or which combinations you’re looking for. The poly press imprint method can be made with metallic finishes, giving you more options for your final look.

If you’re unsure which technique is best for you, don’t worry. Our team has three decades of experience in this area and can help you navigate every decision. From choosing the best colors to the best technique to the perfect size, we can guide you through every step. If you want to see more about this decoration method, look at Richardson Sports, as they perfected this way of putting a logo on a hat.

R-Poly Press is a heat press applied directly to the cap. Works well on seamed or seamless front styles
Available in a metallic or non-metallic finish
Min: 50 pcs 
Imprint sizing: up to 2 ¼” H X 4 ½” W poly press images

Inside Labels

Add your private label to most of our available styles. Custom stitched onto the sweatband and positioned on the opposite side as the manufacturer label, these labels remind you of your brand every time someone wears the hat. The perfect way to add an extra hint of branding is that the inside labels complement your baseball hat. Woven labels can be made with fine details and include up to four colors.

Though subtle, the inside cap labels are the perfect finishing touch. Let us help you make the perfect emblem to do your brand justice. Using their years of expertise, they’ll help you develop everything from fonts to colors to styling. We put our customers first, and our goal is always to ensure you are happy. When you work with us, you can be sure you’ll fall in love with the final product. Reach out to our team today to get started on your next order of hat patches.

Patch Making Options

  • Private labels can be up to 3 colors
  • All private labels must be 2 cm X 4.5 cm
  • We cannot accept customer-supplied labels
  • Minimum Ordering: 100 pieces
  • Sizing: 2 cm X 4.5 cm
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