Everything you need to know about Cricut Hat Press

7 March 2022

Making hats just got easier for everyone

From bucket to trucker hats, there’s no cap to the possibilities for personalization with Cricut Hat Press. Compatible with Cricut Iron-On, and Infusible Ink sheets and pens, Cricut Hat Press lets you gift, sell, or keep (for yourself) a homemade hat crafted with professional quality.

Fast, easy, professional-quality heat transfers

Cricut Hat Press combines a patent-pending curved heat plate with a versatile hat pressing form for a seamless hat-making experience.

The pressing form fits a variety of adult-sized hats, like sun hats and ball caps, to provide a firm surface for curved materials. Cricut Hat Press comes with customizable heat settings by material and three presets, heating up to 400°F (205°C) to work with all major brands of iron-on (HTV), Infusible Ink, and sublimation products.

No guesswork with the Cricut Heat app

Cricut Hat Press works in harmony with the Cricut Heat app by sending precise time and temperature settings to your press from your phone via Bluetooth. The app shows you step-by-step instructions as it guides you from pre-press preparation to final peel. Download the free Cricut Heat app for your iOS or Android device and get to pressing.

Thoughtful safety features

The elegant design of this press maximises usable surface area for heat transfer while its natural curves minimise potential of touching dangerous areas. The insulated safety base keeps Cricut Hat Press in a protected position when resting, and the press boasts an auto-off safety feature activated after 13 minutes of inactivity.

How Cricut Hat Press works

Cricut Hat Press comes bundled with a hat pressing form and a roll of strong heat-resistant tape. These elements work together to create the perfect kit for pressing hats.

First, create your personalised design in Cricut Design Space. To get you started, we have a free hat design setup project made especially for Cricut hat blanks. If you’re using a different brand, check your sizing and adjust accordingly. From there you’ll design and cut using your Cricut cutting machine.

After weeding your design, fold out the sweatband and position it on the pressing form. Use the strong heat-resistant tape on all sides of the design to attach your weeded design securely onto your hat.

Using the Cricut Heat app, set your time and temperature settings. Then, following the on-screen steps, start using your press. Slowly move the curved heat plate back and forth along your design. The app sends the time and temperature settings to your press, and as soon as you press start, a countdown begins for the exact time you need, depending on the material and blank you’re working with. The machine will beep when the transfer is done.

Once the material is cool to touch, slowly peel away the strong heat-resistant tape and liner to reveal your new design. The app makes this even easier by telling you when it’s okay to remove the liner.

Cricut Hat Press works with a variety of hat shapes and sizes, and Cricut hat blanks — including Infusible Ink-compatible blanks — are coming soon. For the most up-to-date availability dates, follow Cricut on Facebook or Instagram.

If you want to learn more about all of our full lineup of new heat presses, view our heat press lineup launch announcement.