Everything You Need to Know About Custom Embroidered Caps in Seattle


Embroidered Caps Are Great For Promotions

Embroidered caps are a popular and affordable option for marketing. This blog post explores their benefits and effective use in promoting your company or organization in Seattle. Embroidered Caps in Seattle

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Custom caps can be seen around Seattle from breweries, football games, and restaurants.

Choose an embroidered cap that fits your company’s style

Custom caps are beneficial for everyday life and are worn when commuting to work, on the job site, or on a chilly Seattle winter day for extra warmth. Customized headwear makes fantastic gifts or promotional items for the office. People already love and wear custom hats, so adding your logo won’t be intrusive – it’s fashionable!

We offer a wide range of custom embroidery caps ready for your company’s logo. Our range of hats includes beanies, truckers, dad caps, baseball caps, and custom straw hats in various designs and colors. Our custom hats provide comfort and visibility for your brand, perfect for custom headwear projects.

Custom Patch Beanies

The Custom beanies with sewn or heat-sealed patches come in various colors for job site visibility and keep workers warm while promoting your company..

Custom Trucker Hats

Trucker hats are a popular headwear style perfect for outdoor activities. They come in a wide range of colors and feature a mesh back and an adjustable snapback closure, making them comfortable and easy to wear. The front panel is ideal for embroidery, allowing you to use a custom approach to your logo in an eye-catching way. Trucker hats are a great way to promote your business while keeping your employees cool during the Northwest summer. The Richardson 112 and the Port Authority C112 are the top sellers in the Northwest, and the C112 is the budget-friendly trucker cap.

Orange, Camo and Royal Blue Baseball Caps
Custom Trucker Caps come in various colors and styles customized with embroidery for your corporate team.

Dad Caps Coming Various Fabric Choices.

Custom Dad caps are classic baseball caps with curved brims and adjustable straps in the back. They come in various colors and fabrics, making them versatile for uniforms and office work. Custom Dad Caps make great promotional gifts for your entire business team.

Bucket Caps Are Perfect For Corporate Events.

Bucket Caps are ideal for showcasing a company’s individuality with vibrant fabric colors, such as tie-dye and garment-washed fabrics. Our selection has something for your entire team, from corporate events to company barbecues, regardless of occasion or atmosphere. We offer many different colors and styles of bucket hats, so you’re sure to find the ultimate custom deal on custom embroidered caps.

Fleece Headbands Come In Various Colors.

Fleece headbands showcase your fashion sense and add a unique flair to your look. Making a fashion statement and being different from the rest is easy with a wide range of custom-printed headbands. A one-inch custom print can be add to the front of a headband, creating a unique and individualized look with your logo or design. In addition, they come in various colors, including black, navy, and white.

Blinking light caps that are customizable.

At Northwest Custom Apparel, you can choose from attractive low-profile structured caps featuring fiber optic blinking lights in your logo. Your logo is illuminate with lights to give it the same eye-catching visuals as a Las Vegas casino sign. In addition, your company logo can be lighted up at tradeshows and corporate holiday celebrations. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with our blinky light caps.

Aussie Outback Hats Are Made Famous By Crocodile Dundee

Many people in Seattle are embracing the classic Aussie Outback Hat as a fashion accessory, reminiscent of one made famous by the iconic Crocodile Dundee. The timelessly stylish Akubra Cattleman hat is one of the most popular choices, suitable for any occasion. On this Australian hat, a company logo can be lasered into leather patches and sewn onto the front of the hat. 

Embroidered Golf Rope Caps Are Great for Golf Tournaments.

Seattle and Tacoma are seeing an increase in demand for custom golf hats, also known as “Rope Caps”. These hats feature a braided rope above the brim and are embroidered with logos for various golf tournaments in Washington State. Custom patches are a popular option for detailed logos, with sublimated patches offering a range of colors for a vibrant look on any custom hat. 

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Embroidered Head Bands make good giveaways at tradeshows.

This list of Seattle’s most popular cap brands was last update on August 2023. When choosing custom caps and hats for your business, organization, company retreat, clinic, construction company, golf team, or any other group (large or small), we suggest looking into these brands.

Port Authority Custom Caps Come in 500 Fabric Colors

They are a Seattle cap and apparel company started in 1971 by Marty Lott. Port Authority offers a range of custom hats with numerous styles and over 500 fabric colors. Their warehouse is in Preston, WA, so shipping is fast and economical. Northwest Custom Apparel is a primary embroiderer and distributor of the Port Authority cap line.

Softball Teams Choose New Era Caps For the Professional Team Appearance.

New Era entered the corporate cap market by launching its most popular styles of caps in a wide selection of color options. The type of person that likes New Era is usually the softball team coach that wants to keep their team warm. Northwest Custom Apparel chooses New Era for its extensive selection, popular styles, and excellent catalog selection.

Law Enforcement Agencies choose Richardson as Their Duty Cap.

These caps are popular among police officers in Seattle and around the country. Police and Fire departments have their logo embroidered on the front and the individual’s last name on the back. Richarson caps have recently gained notoriety from the TV show “On Patrol Live,” which features officers around the country fighting crime while wearing Richardson caps.

Embroidery Machines with eight sewing Heads are Ideal for Cap Embroidery.

With the right equipment and an experienced operator—an 8-Head embroidery machine stitches caps- creating embroidered caps is achievable. For efficiency, we prefer an 8-head machine as caps typically come in boxes of 24, requiring three embroidery runs per box. After stitching the caps, we trim the extra threads, quality inspects them, and package them for shipping. We now offer low-minimum cap orders with the addition of our single-head Tajima machines. If you need one custom cap we can stitch it for you. The pricing for a single embroidered cap is $45.00 with a one-time digitizing fee of $100.00. Bulk discounts are available when you order 24 or more custom embroidered caps.

Embroidered Caps Start at $22.00 Per Cap.

We require a minimum order quantity of 24 caps for custom embroidery, as the caps come in box 24, and we use 8-head embroidery machines. All 24 hats are prefer to be the same in color, style, custom logo, and thread colors. Our in-house embroidery team is highly skilled in stitching your embroidered 8,000-stitch custom logo, which creates a custom value-rich look. You’ll only pay the $100.00 digitizing fee once for your order, and it will not be charge again for any subsequent reorders. Quick turnaround time is essential, with the standard production time being 7-10 business days. For bulk orders of the New Era NE1000 Cap with 8,000 stitches on the front, here is Northwest Custom Apparel’s 2023 pricing breakdown.

24-47 Pcs Per Style, New Era NE1000 Caps $22.00
144-575 Pcs Per Style, New Era NE1000 Caps $20.00
576 or more Pcs Per Style, New Era NE1000 Caps $19.00
576 or more Pcs Per Style, New Era NE1000 Caps $18.00
Bulk Discount Pricing for Embroidered New Era NE 1000 Caps with an 8,000 stitch front Logo.
Black C112 with printed patch on front
The best seller and budget-friendly compared to the Richardson 112 is the C112.
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Northwest Custom Apparel Has has onsite embroidery services. The Best Embroidery in Seattle since 1977

In this engaging tour video, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how custom-embroidery hats are made at Northwest Custom Apparel.

Please watch the video above for a tour with Erik Mickelson of Northwest Custom Apparel’s Cap Department.

Jim Mickelson has been the CEO of Northwest Custom Apparel Since 1977

Jim Wearing Patch Cap 1977
In the photo, Jim Mickelson, the owner of Northwest Custom Apparel, is wearing the first cap he sold in 1977.

Custom Caps Can Be Ordered By Contacting Northwest Custom Apparel

Northwest Custom Apparel, Seattle’s go-to spot for embroidery services, provides quality custom hat embroidery on various headwear styles. We provide Richardson caps, trucker hats, golf caps, and beanies to make your logo look stunning and noticeable. We specialize in creating unique embroidered designs and can turn your design into a high-quality embroidered logo. Our expert embroiderers can customize your headwear with detailed embroidery on the front, back, and sides to make your design pop. Trust us to create your custom embroidery with our exceptional local craftsmanship quickly.

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Antonio Massey

Production Team: Folder

Antonio Massey recently joined NWCA in June of 2022. His role on the Production Team has greatly improved our processes and productivity. Antonio is always willing to lift heavy boxes or help his co-workers during busy times. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his dog and mastering video games.


Alicia Wada

Shipping Clerk

Alicia Wada is passionate about helping her co-workers at Northwest Custom Apparel in any way that she can. She works in our Shipping and Logistics department. Alicia, who goes by Ali, has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. She lived in Japan for ten years and recently brought her family to America in 2019. She is interested in learning crafts and textile art from around the world.


Erik Mickelson


Erik Mickelson’s position as Manager is more than a job, it’s a passion. It’s always fun and exciting because he enjoys marketing, computers, and coming up with innovative ideas to help NWCA grow. He majored in accounting and finance at Washington State University, graduating in 1996, and returned to school to obtain his Master of Business from WGU, graduating in 2016. Erik continually strives to advance his education through podcasts, audiobooks, and industry tradeshows. He is married to a remarkable and caring wife named Wendy, a Registered Nurse, with whom he shares his many hobbies and a love for the outdoors.



Ruth Nhoung

Production Manager

Ruth Nhoung is our Production Manager and Northwest Custom Apparel is lucky to have her. Thanks to her vast knowledge of machine embroidery and dedication to creating a comfortable and supportive work environment, the production plant runs smoothly and customers are pleased with our work. She is a loving mother and grandmother and enjoys spending quality time with her siblings. She says, “I love everything about Northwest Custom Apparel: the people, the atmosphere, the work, and the customers. I love what I do and I embrace all of NWCA’s core values”.


Steve Deland

Art Director

Steve Deland has been our amazing Artist since 2017. He loves working at Northwest Custom Apparel because he appreciates the goal-oriented, progressive-thinking management style. He is most passionate about his art, which includes scroll saw woodwork, and his five grandchildren.



Taylar Hanson


Taylar Hanson is a highly acclaimed Saleswoman at Northwest Custom Apparel. She has a BA in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles from Washington State University. “Go Cougs!” The best part of Taylar’s job is getting to work with longtime customers who trust us to do the best work and take care of their needs. She is passionate about appreciating nature, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


Nika Lao


Nika Lao is very knowledgeable in how the business is ran because she began as an Embroidery Machine Operator and has worked hard to become the excellent and personable saleswoman she is today. She enjoys the stress-free environment and the many chances to connect with her co-workers over potlucks, BBQs, and bowling parties. Nika is a proud sister of two highly successful brothers and can boast mastering three languages herself: Khmer, Thai, and English. She is an avid camper, enjoys going to farmer markets, and loves cooking.


Bradley Wright


Bradley Wright has been a vital team member of NWCA since 2017. As our accountant and knower-of-all-things, Bradley is proud to work closely with his wonderful colleagues. He studied at the University of Washington. These days he dedicates his free time to his new house.


Dominic Nguyen

DTG Operator

Dominic Nguyen recently joined our Direct-To-Garment department. He says he loves the family work environment at Northwest Custom Apparel. In his free time, Dom likes to listen to music, hangout with friends, and play video games. He comes from a very big family which can be very chaotic at times, but is always exciting.


Sothea Tann

Production Team: Trimmer

Sothea Tann recently joined the Production Team in 2022. She finds Northwest Custom Apparel to be a good working environment with helpful and friendly staff. In her free time, Sothea spends quality time with her family and, overall, focuses on a peaceful and happy lifestyle.


Brian Beardsley

DTG Supervisor

Brian Beardsley has been with Northwest Custom Apparel since 2018. He is our DTG Supervisor. Brian loves that he gets to work with high-tech machines in a fun atmosphere. He has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. He said, “I always wanted to create visually interesting assets in a variety of mediums”. In his free time, he enjoys building and painting models, playing video games, designing, and playing his guitar.


UT Tri Tran

Embroidery Machine Operator

UT Tri Tran loves Northwest Custom Apparel so much that, although she has already retired after a long career in machine embroidery operations, she is happy to return part time. She says, “I love the family style work environment and how everyone shares food, laughter, and fun on a regular basis.” In her free time she is dedicated to living a healthy and peaceful lifestyle with her friends and family.



Embroidery Machine Operator

BunsereytheavyHoeu, who goes by Theavy, won our Operator of the Year in 2021. She takes on many roles in the production team. She says, “These are not my co-workers, these are my family! I cherish all the memories we make together”. When she goes home to be with her family, she makes the most of her time with them by holding family get-togethers and even karaoke competitions.


Sreynai Meang

Embroidery Machine Operator

SreynaiMeang is a hard-working Machine Operator. She is most passionate about helping people. Sreynai, who goes by Nai, likes to exercise in her free time and talk with her family in Cambodia.


Kanha Chhorn

Embroidery Machine Operator

Kanha Chhorn has been an Embroidery Operator with Northwest Custom Apparel since 2018. She is delightful and always makes everyone smile and laugh. Kanha takes on additional tasks that allow us to exceed our customers’ expectations. In her free time, she can be found at her local temple or spending quality time with her family and friends.


Savy Som

Embroidery Machine Operator

SavySom is one of our Machine Operators who is passionate about embroidery and sewing. She enjoys working at NWCA because of its flexibility. She has two teenage sons and loves spending time with her family on the weekends.



Embroidery Machine Operator

SorphornSorm has been a Machine Operator since 2011. One of her four sisters works here as well. Her other relatives are in Cambodia. In her free time, Sorphorn studies English, listens to music, and enjoys exercising.


Jim Mickelson


Jim Mickelson, after a successful career with a major oil company, founded Northwest Embroidery in 1977. This was the first commercial embroidery in the Pacific Northwest. Over the years, Jim has become the guru of embroidery never refusing to answer a question or offer advice to his fellow embroiders. Jim and his wife Leeanna raised four wonderful children who went on to successful business careers.

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The company I work for has been buying custom apparel for the team members for years now. We love working with NW Custom Apparel because the process is easy, delivery is timely, and materials are high quality. Anytime I’ve ever had an issue, they’re quick to resolve it. We’ve purchased both embroidered items and DTG graphic tees. We’ve purchased blankets, shirts, jackets, hoodies, etc. Everything ends up looking super professional, and our team members always have positive things to say. Ally is always there at the warehouse with a smile and a friendly greeting when I pick up materials. She is so helpful and respectful. Taylar is a wonderful customer service rep. I’ve sent her some complicated orders—like 20 different items with all different colorways and styles or 150 items with three different styles—and she is so good at getting everything just right. I plan to continue purchasing from NW Custom for high-quality custom apparel.
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Have used them for years. Knowledgeable team that is always so helpful in recommending options or creating designs. Great quality too for embroidery or digital prints. Very happy with them as a vendor.
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We use Northwest Custom Apparel for all of our professional embroidery needs for the orthodontic office I work at. They do great work, are quick and have never missed a deadline. Highly recommend if you need any custom apparel needs.