5 Fun Ways to Customize a Hat

There comes a point when you’ve seen enough vintage hats and snapbacks that your imagination begins to wander. After getting your hands on tons of different patterns and colors, print variations, and structure designs, you ask yourself, what hasn’t been done yet? At Snag & Stitch, that point came soon after we started selling vintage snapbacks. As many of you may know, we have created a bevy of original designs since the inception of our vintage clothing store (which was originally just a vintage snapback shop).

And while we love coming up with ideas for custom hats and snapbacks, at the end of the day, it’s what you all love that really matters. Our custom snapback hats for sale in the S&S workshop are one thing, but it’s all of your crazy ideas for custom hats that really make things exciting. We’ve seen a lot of customization projects pass through the shop, all of which have been sick in their own unique way. But the following is a list of some of the most popular ways we’ve seen people customize a hat.

Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

There’s no denying that Austin is a vacation town - travelers are always visiting or passing through to experience everything that ATX has to offer. And a lot of these groups tend to be bachelor or bachelorette parties. Living in Austin, you see firsthand how wild these bar crawls get. And while there are plenty of ways to animate and amplify one of these functions, one fresh and cost-effective way to unify the crew is with custom hats. With the ability to customize and tailor the design of the hat the options are endless to what you will supply your squad with.

Festival Squad

Let’s be honest, it’s not always easy to keep track of your squad when you’re frolicking around a festival or concert. Some people use totem poles, others use walkie-talkies, and some wander aimlessly trying to find a signal on their phone. But one thing you can use to your advantage is the apparel you dorn. Especially what you wear on your head. Custom hats are like beacons of familiarity at concerts and live music events. When the whole team is rocking matching or similar caps, not only are you moving and grooving as one, but you can also keep track of each other better.


One of the best parts about working at a vintage snapback and clothing store is the number of interesting people and companies we get connected with. One thing we’ve discovered is that apparel can always bring a body of people together. It’s what happened with our very own vintage clothing shop, so there’s no denying that it can’t happen elsewhere. Whether it’s the logo of your startup brand or the celebration of half a century in business, custom hats will always be a great way to rep your set.

Beer League Kickball Team

Collegiate intramurals might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relive your glory days in beer league kickball. If you’ve been fortunate enough to play in one of these post-graduation modernities, then you probably also know how much people love to come up with humorous team names and wild uniforms. Shirts and shorts are fun, but customizing a dope hat that you can wear on the field as well as off it at the bars afterward will always take the cake.

Custom hats as a gift

Have a lovable nickname for your childhood friend who is celebrating a birthday? Want to get your Dad a funny (or fresh) lid for Father’s Day? You can never go wrong with a custom hat. Even if you don’t have an exact idea of what you want to get someone, you work one-on-one with Scott, the owner of Snag & Stitch and lead hat designer, to come up with a good idea that can fit your budget as well as the personality of the person you’re getting it for. 

At the end of the day, there really doesn’t even need to be a special occasion to get a custom hat. Anytime is a good time for a new lid to add to your inventory. Whether you’re customizing a hat with a certain design or vision that you had in mind or you just want to support your favorite band or team, at Snag & Stitch, we can make it happen. Drop us a message to get started.