Have you ever seen a hat and thought, “That looks like it needs something extra.” Maybe it’s a plain fedora or a sunhat that could use a little pizazz.
Well, never fear! There are many ways to decorate a hat and give it some extra personality. From hat feathers to hat bands and pom poms, there is a piece of headwear decoration out there for everyone.
Below are seven of the most popular methods for hat decoration, complete with illustrations. So get creative and have fun!
1. Hat Feathers
Hat feathers are long, thin strips attached to the brim or band of a hat. They come in all sorts of colors so that you can find the perfect match for your outfit.
Hat feathers can also be curled or (if you’re feeling really fancy) braided.
2. Hat Bands
A hat band is simply a strip of material (usually leather) that goes around the base of the hat. It can be decorated with beads, sequins, or other embellishments.
And like hat feathers, hat bands come in a variety of colors to suit your taste.
3. Pom Poms
Pom poms are small balls of fluff that are often used to decorate hats, scarves, and sweaters. They come in all sorts of colors, so you’re sure to find one (or more) that you like. You can even make your own pom poms if you’re feeling crafty!
Fishhooks are small metal hooks that are used to attach decorations to hats. They’re especially popular for attaching things like pom poms and feathers (see above).
5. Hat Patches
Hat patches are flat pieces of material (usually embroidery or PVC) that are sewn onto the hat. These patches can be custom-made with any design you like, so you can truly make your hat unique.
They come in all shapes and sizes, and they can depict just about anything you can imagine – from sports teams to nature scenes to cartoon characters.
Generally, you can buy hats with fixed patches online, but there is a kind of hat called tactical hat that comes with patches that can be removed.
So if you’re looking for something quick and easy, give them a try!
6. Hat Transfers
heat transfer is simply a design that is printed onto cardstock and then ironed onto a hat. Transfers come in a wide range of designs, so there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you.
This is the best way to show your personal style, as you can create unique transfer designs. Plus, it’s an easy and cost-effective method of making a statement with your hat.
7. Hat Clips
Hat clips are small metal clips that attach decorations to hats (much like fishhooks). They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so you can find one that perfectly suits your style.
There you have it! Seven different ways to spruce up your old boring hat. So get out there and start decorating! Your head will thank you for it.