Cricut’s Infusible ink and iron-on materials are my favourite types of materials to work with, so naturally, when I heard that they were coming out with a new heat press I knew I had to have it – I finally got my hands on it, and I’m so excited to share it with you!
The Cricut Hat Press allows you to customize anything from bucket hats to ball caps, sun hats and more! It’s comparable with Cricut iron-on material, iron-on patches, infusible ink sheets and infusible ink pens. There’s no “cap” to the possibilities.
About the hat press
The Hat Press comes bundled with a hat pressing form and a roll of strong heat-resistant tape. It features a curved heat plate, with a versatile hat pressing form that allows for a seamless, fast, easy and professional-quality hat-making experience. The pressing foam fits most adult-sized hats and provides a firm surface for curved materials. It comes with customizable heat settings by material and three presets, heating up to 400°F. The press also features an auto-of safety feature that is activated after 13 minutes of inactivity.
the New cricut heat app
Using the Cricut Heat app, it’s easier than ever to set your time and temperature settings. The app actually connects to the new Cricut Heat Presses and then sends the time and temperature settings to your Hat Press. As soon as you press start, a countdown begins for the exact time you need, depending on the material and blank you’re working with. The machine will beep when the transfer is done. The app is free and available for iOS or Android devices.
how to use the hat press
Cricut Hat Press comes bundled with a hat pressing form and a roll of strong heat-resistant tape. These elements work together to create the perfect kit for pressing hats. I couldn’t wait to make my first project using the Hat Press, so I thought I would share it with you here! With the launch of the Hat Press, we’ve also got two new Cricut Blanks to create with – a ball cap and a trucker hat. For the purpose of this DIY, we’re going to use with the ball cap blank.
Step 1: create your design using Design Space and your Cricut machine
As always, the first step is to create your design using Cricut Design Space and your Cricut machine! You can use iron-on material, Infusible Ink sheets, or infusible ink markers to create your design. You also use any of Cricut’s iron-on patches! For my first hat, I wanted to keep things simple so I decided to just pick a simple design from Design Space to use with some iron-on material.
Once you have your design created or chosen, it’s time to resize it and start cutting! Remember to make sure “mirron on” is selected when working with iron-on materials and load the machine with the shiny side down. Select “make it!” once you’re ready and following the prompts on your screen to begin cutting your design.
Step 2: Transfer your design using the Hat Press and the Heat Press App
Using the Cricut Heat app, set your time and temperature settings. Then, following the on-screen steps, start using your press. Slowly move the curved heat plate back and forth along your design. The app will send the time and temperature settings to your press, and as soon as you press start, a countdown begins for the exact time you need, depending on the material and blank you’re working with. The machine will beep when the transfer is done.
Once the material is cool to touch, slowly peel away the strong heat-resistant tape and liner to reveal your new design. The app makes this even easier by telling you when it’s okay to remove it.
I’m so excited to make even more cute, customized hats to wear all summer long. I’m hoping to also upgrade my EasyPress to the EasyPress 3 soon so that I can get even more use out of the Heat Press app. Until next time, happy crafting!
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