The Easiest Way to Hand Embroider a Cap for Summer

The Easiest Way to Hand Embroider a Cap for Summer

Want to stay cool this summer without sacrificing style? A hand embroidered baseball cap is the perfect way to shade your face from the sun and look cute while doing it!  

Here's my absolute favorite (& easiest!) way to embroider your own hat. It's a fun summer wardrobe essential to wear to the pool, an outdoor concert, or the dog park!

Supplies You'll Need:

Supplies to hand embroider a cap for summer from Haley Hamilton Art

    Step 1: Place Your Design

    First, choose your favorite design(s) - I picked the cherries from the Kawaii Stick & Stitch patterns for this hat!

    Next, peel off the backing on your Stick & Stitch design and place it on your hat. I added mine to the front center.

    Step 2: Attach the Embroidery Hoop 

    First, place the inner ring on the inside of your hat. Then add the outer ring (with the hardware) on the outside of your cap. Next, press the two together and tighten the hardware at the top of your hoop so that your hat fabric is as tight as possible. 

    Step 3: Stitch Your Design

    Thread your needle and stitch your design using back stitch, satin stitch, or whichever combination of colors and stitches you'd like!

    Hand embroidering cherries onto a hat using stick and stitch patterns from Haley Hamilton Art

    Step 4: Rinse 

    Once you've finished stitching, rinse your design under a faucet and lightly scrub the paper pattern with your fingers. The paper will dissolve, leaving behind only your pretty embroidery.

    Step 5: Let Air Dry

    Allow your hat to air dry before wearing, then get ready for tons of compliments! 

    DIY hand embroidered cap tutorial from Haley Hamilton Art

    Care: For best results, be sure to always hand wash your hat and allow it to air dry. 

    Interested in more summer embroidery tutorials?

    Check out how to Personalize a Can Cooler or Cross Stitch Your Own Travel Accessories

    *Thanks for reading this summer embroidered cap tutorial! I participate in affiliate programs and may earn a share of revenue from your purchase. These are all supplies I use and recommend!

    How to Hand Embroider a Cap for Summer Tutorial from Haley Hamilton Art

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