YouVisit Hat

YouVisit Hat

I recently started a new job, so I decided it was time for a new hat themed for my work. I wrote about the last time I made a propeller hat, but instead of using dyes and paints this time I took a different approach. Our companies colors are Orange and Blue, so I bought a Flexfit fitted hat from Amazon in royal blue. I took our official company logos and had a local embroidery shop stitch the logos directly on my hat:



In the end, it came out very nice. I didn’t even provide vector image files – the guy was nice enough to convert them for me! Next time I’ll try to start with a vector though.05A


Like last time I went to Party City (a party store), and got these forty-cent toy propellers. I cut off the square top and drilled a hole for a paper clip:10A


But this time I had to do things a little differently. I couldn’t find the same beads I used last time at the Micheal’s in Manhattan, so I found something similar and had to compromise:20A

The problem with these beads was their holes – they were way to wide. So I cut some more plastic off the sick, and drilled a hollow center.15B


Note that I’m using a Dremel to drill – I left my real drill back in California so I had to improvise. I don’t recommend normally using a Dremel to drill – its hard to control, and in this case the bit was too narrow to fit in the chuck of the Dremel – so I had to pad it. Safety!15C

At this time I also used the Dremel to put a hole in the top of the hat, and slip the paperclip through:

I then added my custom spacer to the paperclip:30A

And slipped the bead over it. Now the bead would stay centered and not wobble around:30B

Finally I crowed the cap with it’s new propeller.35A



There was one was thing that I wanted to do. Originally the under side of the bill was a semi dark gray. I thought it would better if the underside of the bill matched the orange from the logo and the propeller. I got some fabric paint from Michael’s and carefully gave it several coats. It now looks super sharp.40A

I eventually want to buy a better propeller. It seems like the two hats I made with these party store propellers don’t spin as well as the black hat I made with a RC Helicopter propeller. These seem heavier and less aerodynamic. Though it will spin, the wind has to be VERY strong. I want to upgrade the propeller, because spinning is the best part.

November 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm | Other Projects


Add Comment

* Required information
(never displayed)
Bold Italic Underline Strike Superscript Subscript Code PHP Quote Line Bullet Numeric Link Email Image Video
Smile Sad Huh Laugh Mad Tongue Crying Grin Wink Scared Cool Sleep Blush Unsure Shocked
Notify me of new comments via email.
Powered by Commentics


No comments yet.
© Greg Miller, 2009-2018