How to Sew a Patch on a Hat

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Things You'll Need

  • Hat

  • White glue

  • Needle size 10

  • Cotton thread matching the color of the patch

  • Thimble

  • Scissors

You can add a patch to a hat with hand stitching.

Some dexterity with a needle and thread is all that you need to sew a patch on a hat. Patches, signifying schools, locations or emblems will look off-kilter if sewn on crooked, so pay careful attention to the initial placement. Use a fine quilting needle and a thimble for the sturdy patches. The right patch can add a touch of class or originality to any knit or fabric hat.


Step 1

Place the hat on the wearer's head and determine the placement of the patch.

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Step 2

Attach the patch to the hat with white glue and let the glue dry for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Thread the needle with 24 inches of thread. Place the thimble on the right hand middle finger, if right-handed, or left middle finger if left-handed.


Step 4

Turn the hat to the wrong side. Knot the thread end and push the needle through the hat and patch with the thimble-clad finger.

Step 5

Turn the hat to the right side. Sew small straight stitches around the edge of the patch.


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