Creating Your Own DIY Camp Hat with Cricut Hat Press: A Step-by-Step Guide
Camp hats are a staple for any outdoor enthusiast. Not only do they protect your face and eyes from the sun, but they also add a touch of style to your camping gear. However, finding the perfect camp hat can be a challenge, especially if you're looking for something unique. Luckily, with a Cricut machine and some creativity, you can make your own DIY camp hat that reflects your personal style. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of creating a custom camp hat using a Cricut machine, from choosing the right materials to using the Cricut Hat Press to apply your design. So grab your crafting supplies and let's get started on making the perfect DIY camp hat for your next outdoor adventure!
What do you need?
Cricut Hat Press
Cricut Smart Iron-on for the Cricut Joy (navy)
Cricut Joy Tool Kit
Cricut Strong Heat Resistant Tape
100% Cotton Hat
Before we get to that tutorial. Let me tell you all about the all new Cricut Hat Press!
5 in x 3 in curved heat plate for heat-transfer applications on hats
Includes Cricut Hat Pressing Form for firm, ideal pressing surface
Compatible with Cricut Heat app for wireless connection & step-by-step guided instructions
3 heat settings up to 400 ºF for iron-on/HTV, Infusible Ink & sublimation projects
Safety Base and auto-off feature
Handheld design with comfortable grip
The Cricut Hat Press is the perfect heat press designed especially for hats. Its curved, ceramic-coated heat plate features 3 levels of heat up to 400ºF for consistent, wrinkle-free transfers. The included Cricut Hat Pressing Form creates a firm pressing surface for almost any hat. With the Cricut Heat app, you can send precise time & temp settings directly to your press and get step-by-step guidance from your phone via Bluetooth connection. Enjoy a worry-free experience with safety-conscious features like auto-off, a comfortable grip & a safety base. This press works with most major brands of iron-on, Infusible Ink & sublimation products. This heat press makes an excellent companion to all your Cricut cutting machines & presses. :)
What do you have to do?
The first step is to download the Cricut Heat app and activate your heat press. It only takes a few minutes! While you do that send your image to your Cricut Joy or other Cricut machine to cut out your iron-on decal. You can find this cute file in Design Space right here. Weed everything, and you are good to go!
First you’ll put your hat on the pressing form. Flip the sweat band that is inside your hat out when you do that.
Make sure the front of your hat is nice and smooth with no bubbles or wrinkles.
Cut your plastic sheeting close to your design, then cut little slits all the way around every half inch or so. This will allow your design to bend more easily around your hat.
Tape into place with strong heat resistant tape all the way around your design.
Open up your Cricut Heat app and start a new project. :)
Enter the type of material you are working with (iron-on) and what you are applying it to (100% cotton).
The app will automatically send those exact settings for your project to the hat press.
The app will also provide step by step instructions for the entire project. It’s fool proof! :)
Your project will turn out beautifully using the Cricut Heat app and your Cricut Hat Press. :)
Love how this cute hat turned out! So cute & easy to make!
Now I’m thinking about all the cool personalized hats for my family! Eek!
By following the steps we've outlined in this guide, you can create a stylish and unique camp hat that will make you stand out on your next outdoor adventure. With your new custom camp hat, you'll be ready to tackle any outdoor adventure that comes your way in style. Whether you're hiking, camping, or exploring, your hat will not only provide you with protection from the elements but also make a statement about who you are. So go ahead and start creating your custom DIY camp hat today – the possibilities are endless!