Custom Embroidered Hats

Collage of Carhartt caps


I’m excited to see the widespread appeal of custom embroidered hats, even among the older generation! These hats are more than a fleeting trend; they offer a fantastic avenue for self-expression and style. Imagine owning a hat that fits you perfectly and tells your story or showcases your brand creatively and visually appealingly – it’s genuinely captivating! I’m eager to dive deeper into the intriguing process behind these personalized caps and their potential to elevate your personal style or brand image.

Dive Into Custom Embroidery

We’re excited to guide you through creating your custom-embroidered hats! Let’s start with a shared understanding of the process. Custom embroidery is an exquisite art form where a design or logo is stitched onto a fabric, such as a hat. It goes beyond merely attaching a patch; it’s about beginning with a digital design crafted using the latest software. After finalizing your design, we prepare it for the embroidery machine. Working together, we’ll bring your unique vision to life with precision and care!

The embroidery machine meticulously sews the design onto the hat. What you get is not just a hat but a piece of art, crafted stitch by stitch with attention to detail.

Custom embroidery offers vast flexibility. You can choose from a wide array of colors for your design and decide on its placement on the hat. The result? A distinctive hat that genuinely reflects your personality and style. With custom embroidery, you’re not just wearing a hat but making a bold statement.

The Perks of Custom Embroidered Hats

Custom embroidered hats are packed with benefits, from amplifying brand visibility to showcasing personal style and fostering unity. Business owners can leverage these hats to enhance brand exposure, turning anyone wearing them into a mobile billboard. They’re an affordable marketing tool that keeps your brand in the spotlight. Custom hats bolster unity and pride for sports teams and clubs, enhancing morale and team spirit. Fashion aficionados will find these hats a canvas for individuality, enabling them to display their unique flair and convictions. If you cherish originality, adding a custom embroidered hat to your collection is necessary.

The Embroidery Journey

Embarking on your custom embroidered hat journey with Northwest Custom Apparel begins with submitting your logo or artwork. Our creative team digitizes it, making it compatible with embroidery machines. Next, we carefully select threads that match your design’s colors, thanks to our extensive color palette. Then, we secure your hats in specialized frames, ensuring stability as the embroidery machine precisely stitches your logo onto them. This detailed process guarantees a top-quality outcome. After embroidery, we inspect the hats for consistency, ensuring they meet our high standards before dispatch. Custom embroidery by Northwest Custom Apparel promises to bring your vision to life with professionalism and durability.

Selecting Your Hat Style

Choosing the right hat style for custom embroidery is crucial. Consider what best matches your taste and needs. Each offers a unique aesthetic, whether a Richardson snapback, baseball cap, beanie, or bucket hat.

Material choice is essential, too. Opt for cotton or wool for strength or polyester or nylon for a lighter feel. Color selection is crucial; decide whether you prefer a versatile neutral or a bold hue that pops. Also, consider the design space your chosen hat offers.

Placing Your Order

Ready to place your order with Northwest Custom Apparel, the leading embroidered hat provider in the Northwest since 1977? Start by uploading your design to our website. If you don’t have one, our professional designers are here to help craft the perfect logo for your brand.

 Be aware of the turnaround time, especially if you’re on a tight schedule. We generally run 12-14 business days after final approvals.

Please proceed to checkout, where our user-friendly interface facilitates a smooth transaction. Choose from various payment methods, and once your order is processed, look out for the confirmation email. Your custom-embroidered hats will soon be on their way.

Ordering custom-embroidered hats is straightforward, ensuring you receive the quality and service you deserve.


Exploring the world of custom embroidered hats reveals their significance, benefits, and the craftsmanship behind them. These hats can significantly enhance your personal style or brand identity. Choose Northwest Custom Apparel for high-quality, personalized hats in the Northwest. Now’s the time to embrace the trend and experience the impact of custom-embroidered hats firsthand.

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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.