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Guide to Custom Hat Parts & Options

I cannot tell you how many times we have been asked the difference between structured versus unstructured or low profile versus medium profile. To help answer some of these questions, we have assembled a visual guide to the main parts of a customized hat. Photos include 3D puff embroidery versus regular embroidery, mesh fabric options, cotton twill vs brushed cotton and everything else associated with caps.
Medium Profile
Fits down farther on head and crown stands higher
Medium Profile
Low Profile
Sits higher on head with sloping front crown
Low Profile
Cotton Twill
Quality cotton material with texture
Cotton Twill Material
Brushed Cotton Twill
Same twill material, but brushed for a soft feel
Brushed Cotton Twill Material
Contrasting Sandwich Bill
Stylish contrasting color on edge of bill
Hat Bill with Contrasting Sandwich
Distressed & Frayed Bill
Vintage worn look on edge of bill
Distressed & Frayed Bill Fabric
Sewn Eyelets
Holes sewn into front, back & sides of cap
Sewn Eyelets
Top Button
Connects all panels of the cap for finished look
Top Button on Hat
Velcro Strap
Easy to use and low cost strap option
Adjustable Velcro Strap
Deluxe Buckle Back
High quality buckle can be customized too
Deluxe Brass Buckle
Metal Slide Buckle
Standard buckle style - easy to use
Metal Slide Buckle on Cap
Custom Screen Printing
Excellent for small detailed designs or patterns
Screen Printing on Hat
Contrasting Stitching
Stitching to construct hat can be tone on tone or contrasting
Contrasting Stitching on Bill
Frayed Bill with Contrasting Color
Frayed bill exposing a contrasting fabric color
Distressed Bill with Contrasting Fabric Exposed
Back Embroidery
Embroidery over the back hole - available on US and overseas hats
Hat With Embroidery on Back
Back Strap Embroidery
Add text to the back strap of our overseas hats only
Velcro Back Strap With Embroidery
Regular Embroidery
Standard embroidery without padding
Regular Embroidery
3D Puff Embroidery
Padded so it stands off of the cap for 3D look
Raised 3D Puff Embroidery
Structured Hat with Buckram
A stiff mesh is fused to the inside-front of cap to keep structure
Example of Structured Hat with Buckram on inside
Unstructured Hat without Buckram
Without the structure, the cap lays flatter and looser
Inner Photo of Cap Without Buckram - Unstructured
Under Bill
Underside of bill can be contrasting color
Under Bill of Hat
Custom Private Label
Add your information to the inner label of the hat
Custom Private Label with Company Information
Sandwich Printing
Text, woven or printed onto the edge of the bill
Sandwich Printing on Bill
Distressed Patch
Frayed patch sewn onto cap for vintage style
Distressed Patch Sewn on Front
Sweat Band
Absorbent fabric around inside edge of hat
Sweat Band on Inside
Camo Printed Hat
Go into hiding with a camo pattern printed on the fabric
Camo Pattern Printed on Hat
Trucker Mesh
Coarse plastic mesh with large holes
Trucker Mesh
Sports Mesh
Soft, lightweight mesh with smaller holes
Air Mesh
Sport Mesh
Absorbent soft mesh to keep you cool and dry
Sport Mesh
Trucker Mesh over Fabric
Trucker mesh laid over fabric for unqiue style
Trucker Mesh Over Fabric
Regular Bill Embroidery
Standard embroidery added to top side of bill
Regular Flat Embroidery on Hat Bill
3D Puff Bill Embroidery
3D puff embroidery for more dimensional look
3D Puff Embroidery on Hat Bill