Caps have a vast and varied history, and the materials they are made out of can say a lot about their structure, quality and style. Nowadays, hats are often made from cotton or wool. Man-made fabrics are also popular as they’re durable and cheap.
They have another advantage too. Unlike natural fibers, synthetic materials tend to be moisture-wicking. This makes them ideal for exercise.Are you interested in some custom hats? Ones that you’d be able to wear while exercising?
What type of material would be good? Want to know? If so, be sure to read on!
Custom Hats: Which Material Should You Choose?
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular materials used for making hats.
Polyester is a synthetic fiber. It is one of the most popular materials used in making hats. Actually, it is the staple fabric in modern hat making. It is made from recycled plastic. Polyester is a darling to hat makers and most hat lovers because it is durable and resistant to water and abrasions. We cannot think of any other fiber that is durable and cheaper than polyester.
The moisture-wicking property of polyester is also excellent. It excellently absorbs sweat from the skin, leaving it dry and comfortable. You would, therefore, enjoy wearing polyester hats all day long during summer.
Polyester is popular in exercise hats, dad hats (baseball caps), and summer hats, thanks to its moisture-wicking properties.
In other words, you’ll remain dry, even during exercise.
Nylon results in thin and lightweight caps suitable for hot summer days. The highly breathable material is made from recycled plastic. It makes the scorching summer days a lot cooler.
One thing you will love about nylon is that it does not shrink. We are often in constant worries of our hats losing their original shape, but nylon hats will eliminate the concern. Nylon hats are also easy to take care of.
The only problem is nylon is not great at wicking away moisture, but it tries its best.
Cotton is one of the natural fibers used in making hats. However, a lot of hats are not 100% cotton. Pure cotton is a bit expensive compared to synthetic fibers. For this reason, they are popular in putting embroideries and logos on caps.
Because cotton is so versatile, there are many variations to it, making the fabric a mainstay all year round. Chino twill cotton, for example, is really soft and light, which is perfect for the warmer months of the year. Heavy brushed cotton, on the other hand, adds some real depth to the products, as well as working well in the cooler winter months. There are also other variants such as organic cotton giving environmental benefits and treated cotton like oiled cotton which gives a rugged look, whilst repelling rain.
The soft and breathable material makes cotton a darling to hat lovers. Besides, cotton is hypoallergenic. With cotton hats, you will never experience skin irritation.
Cotton is also excellent when it comes to controlling moisture and insulation. Their ability to absorb moisture makes it suitable for making the headbands of caps. Unfortunately, cotton is not as durable as synthetic fibers, such as polyester. This is why it is often blended with manufactured fibers to boost its durability.
Wool is often obtained from lamb or sheep. However, it can also be from alpacas, llamas, or goats.
What’s great about wool is that it is soft and moisture wicking. It also contains breathable air pockets, which allows you to stay cool in the heat.
Did you know that it is one of the most commonly used fibers used for making caps?
Linen is a natural fiber that is extracted from the flax plant. If you are looking for another natural fiber other than cotton, linen should be suitable for you.
Just like cotton, Linen is very breathable and soft. They are incredibly comfortable and tender on your skin. You are sure to remain relaxed and comfortable during those fiercely hot summer days. Linen hats are also fantastic for spring.
A synthetic fabric made from the acrylonitrile monomer.
Benefits:Soft. Easy to dye. Retains shape. Machine washable.Durable. Insulating.
Due to its ability to be made into many thicknesses, acrylic is a great choice for snapbacks and beanies. The reason for this is that it holds its shape very well, which is particularly important for any snapback lover.
The same is said for beanies. Acrylic yarn makes a great beanie hat. A beanie has to stretch for the wearer but it returns back to its relaxed state without losing shape when it is not being worn. This durability is precisely the reason why it is the fabric of choice for these two product categories.
What Type of Hat Will You Go For?
As you can see, hats can consist of a variety of materials, from cotton to linen. At the end of the day, it depends on your preference.
Looking for custom hats? Feel free to contact aungcrown with your needs. We’d be happy to help!