I’m back again with another fun post about Cricut’s new Hat Press! I’ve been having so much fun customizing all of my hats, that I had to share some more with you.
Personally, I love bucket hats, especially for the summer. They’re affordable, lightweight, trendy and do a great job of keeping the sun out of your eyes and face. I decided to try customizing some of mine with my new Cricut Hat Press, and I love how they turned out.
About the hat press
In case you missed it, the new 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. 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. It comes with customizable heat settings by material and three presets, heating up to 400°F and also features an auto-of safety feature that is activated after 13 minutes of inactivity.
To learn more about the Hat Press, be sure to check out my Cricut Hat Press introduction post.
DIY Custom bucket hats with the cricut hat press
After getting comforable with the Hat Press and Cricut’s new blanks, I wanted to spread m wings and try out creating some different shapes and types of hats. As mentioned, the press is compatable with most adult-sized hats including ball caps, bucket hats and sun hats. I have a lot of plain bucket hats, so I decided to try and customize a few of them now that I’m more comfortable with my new heat press.
For this DIY, here’s what you’ll need:
- Cricut Hat Press
- Your Cricut machine of choice
- Your heat-transfer material of choice (iron-on, infusible ink sheets or markers, or iron-on patches)
- Heat-resistant tape
- Cricut essential tools kit
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! 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 the liner.
Overall, I loved how they turned out and I can’t wait to make even more hats! I think next time I might try making a beach or sun hat. What type of hats do you want to see next?
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