The Easy To Use Cricut Hat Press is one of the best accessories for the Cricut. Watch me make a hat with the Cricut Hat Press and learn all about how it works. This post contains affiliate links.
I am lucky to work very closely with Cricut. This Hat Press was gifted to me, but this is not a sponsored post. The opinions and text are all mine.
Have you heard all of the buzz about the release of the new Cricut Hat Press?
I love how innovative Cricut is! This Hat Press makes adding heat transfer vinyl to hats, a breeze!
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Can you use a heat press on a hat?
Up till now, adding heat transfer vinyl to hats has been a little tricky. The curve of hats makes it difficult to apply the heat and the correct amount of pressure.
With the new Cricut Hat Press, it is so simple! The hat press has a curve to it, so it easily glides over the hat, making sure you get the right amount of heat and pressure.
I am excited to show you more about it in the tutorial below!
Can you use the Cricut Hat Press with Infusible Ink?
Yes, you can. It works the same way as I'll step out below, just with different temperature settings.
Unboxing the Cricut Hat Press:
Inside the box, you will find...
- Cricut Hat Press™ 5 in x 3 in
- Hat Pressing Form
- Safety Base
- Strong Heat Resistant Tape
- Let's Get Started Packet
I was so excited to see that the Hat Pressing Form was included, and wasn't an additional item that would need to be purchased.
In the video below, you can watch as I unbox everything and see how it is packaged inside the box.
Setting Up the Cricut Hat Press:
To use the Hat Press, you must download the Cricut Heat App to either a mobile device or tablet. The app then connects wirelessly to the Hat Press and controls all of the settings.
The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
To find it, simply go to your app store and search for Cricut Heat.
Once downloaded, open the app and it will walk you through connecting to your Cricut Heat Press.
Now that it is ready to use, let's make a hat!
Supplies You'll Need to Create this Project:
Cut Design on a Cricut:
If you would like, you can use the hat design I created just for this project. It is already sized exactly as needed for an adult hat.
You can also create your own design if you would rather! I would suggest sizing the design so it is about 4.25 x 2.5 inches for it to fit nicely on the front of the hat.
Cut the design out of Iron-on with the shiny side down on a mat.
Once cut, weed the design using some weeding tools.
Applying the Iron-on to the Hat:
Open up the Cricut Heat App and select Start New Project.
Select your transfer material, which is Everyday Iron-on for this project.
And select what you are applying to, which is a Ball Cap.
All of your instructions appear on the screen now but will be repeated when each step is reached.
Then select Send Settings to Hat Press.
While the heat press is warming up, prep the hat.
Remove any cardboard packaging from the hat, lift the liner out and away from the inside of the hat, and open the clasp in the back of the hat.
Place the hat onto the hat form, making sure the hat is snug on the form.
Center the Design and use Heat Tape to secure the design in place.
Usually, with iron-on material, you don't need to secure it to the project with tape. But with the Cricut Hat Press, you are going to be constantly rocking the press back and forth, so you want to make sure the design is going to stay in place until it has adhered.
The app will alert with a beep when the Hat Press has reached temperature and is ready to use.
Press the play/start button on the press and apply the heat to the design in a constant rocking movement. Do not let the heat just sit without movement.
Once the timer was done, the app prompted me with a Cool Peel, which means I need to wait till the backing sheet is cool to the touch before peeling it off.
I waited about 5 minutes and then began to peel the backing sheet from the design.
If any part of the design peels up with the carrier sheet, put it back down and go back over really focusing on that area of the design for a bit longer with the Cricut Hat Press.
Repeat until the backing sheet peels completely from the design.
Look at how cute it turned out! I made this for my daughter and she is going to love it!
But I still had to try it on! 😂
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