Hat Lovers, This DIY is for You! 🧢

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
4 Materials
15 Minutes

If you have some boring old baseball caps in your closet, or you just want to create your own uniquely-styled baseball cap, then try this quick and simple DIY using iron-on patches.

Tools and materials:

  • Plain baseball cap
  • Iron-on patches
  • Scissors
  • Clothes iron
Choosing cap

1. Choose your cap

Pull an old cap out of your closet or pick up a new one from a clearance rack. A solid-colored cap is your best choice.

Iron-on flowers

2. Choose your design

Pick up a sheet of iron-on patches in any design you want. Just make sure they are the right size to fit on your cap.

Cutting out flowers

3. Decorate your cap

Roughly cut out the design patches you want to use.

Ironing flowers on

Place the patch on your cap and iron it on according to the directions on the iron-on patches package.

Peeling off backing

Peel off the backing from the iron-on patch.

Peeling off backing

Add as many patches as you want in whatever pattern you wish!

DIY flower cap

DIY flower cap

Look how this plain black cap has been elevated to something pretty and original!

DIY flower cap

I added iron-on decorations to both sides of my cap. 

The possibilities are endless, so you may want to make several of these caps for yourself, and have a new, unique way to express your style!

Give it a try and let me know in a comment what pattern you chose.

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Suggested materials:
  • Plain baseball cap
  • Iron-on patches
  • Scissors
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Join the conversation
  • Kathy Henning Kathy Henning on Jul 22, 2023

    I love this, great Christmas gift to make. Everyone's getting hats in my family this year.

  • JanM JanM on Jul 23, 2023

    Curious… how would you do this with foam insulated caps? I think it would be very pretty, with the right decal, on a winter cap.