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What are Baseball Hats Made Of ?

Aug 19, 2019



The question "what are baseball hats made of" is often asked! Do you ever get confused by the this question?  Well, here is a simple guide to help with your confusion. You can find the answer below.

The history of baseball cap

In 1860, the Brooklyn Excelsiors wore the ancestor of the modern rounded-top baseball cap, which featured a long peak and a button on top, and by 1900, the "Brooklyn style" cap became popular. During the 1940s, latex rubber became the stiffening material inside the hat and the modern baseball cap was born. The peak, also known in certain areas as the "bill" or "brim", was designed to protect a player's eyes from the sun. Typically, the peak was much shorter in the earlier days of the baseball hat. Also, the hat has become more structured, versus the overall "floppy" cap of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The baseball cap was and still is an important means by which to identify a team. Often the logo, mascot, or team's initial was placed on the cap. Usually, the cap was also fashioned in the official colors of a particular team.

The basic shape, including curved peak, is similar to some styles of 19th century sun bonnets.


You can also refer to baseball caps Wikipedia's history.

What are hats made of ?

Baseball caps are made of many types of material and shaped in various styles for different purposes.

The Cotton

Below is swatch with many custom cotton fabric colours available. And we have more cotton fabric colours you can choose in our factory.


The Suede

Below is swatch with many custom suede fabric colours available. And we have more colours you can choose in our factory.


The Corduroy

Below is swatch with many custom corduroy fabric colours available. And we have more colours you can choose in our factory.



The Denim

Below is swatch with many custom denim fabric colours available. And we have more colours you can choose in our factory.


types of baseball caps

The Dad Baseball Cap

Simply put, a dad hat is a baseball cap (not a snapback hat, not flat bill) that doesn't have a constructured front lining inside it and is probably a little oversized on the wearer.

The Fitted Baseball Cap

The basic and most obvious difference between the fitted baseball hats and the other types of custom hats available is the lack of closure mechanic at the back. Because of this, the fitted uniquely lends its self to more fully customizable style of fashion garment.


The Trucker Baseball Cap

We call it trucker baseball cap if the fabric of baseball hats is mesh.

types of caps

The Snapback Cap

The snapback is a cap with a flat brim. Sometimes we call it a snapback because it is fitted with an adjustable plastick snap on the back of the hat, which makes it 'one size fits all'.


You can custom snapback caps in Hengxing Caps Factory. Below is a picture contains kinds of snapbacks.

The Baseball Cap

In the cap factory, a baseball hat is 6 panel cap or 5 panel cap (whatever) with a curved brim and a top button. They are fitted with an adjustable snap on the backwards, which makes it 'one size fits all'. You can also refer to baseball caps Wikipedia's definition.


You can custom baseball caps in Hengxing Caps Factory. Below is a picture contains kinds of baseball.


The 5 Panel Cap

Generally, a five-panel hat comes to refer to the camp cap, that's an entirely different style of construction. Below is a picture of a denim five panel hat.


You can custom camp caps in Hengxing Caps Factory. Below is a picture contains kinds of baseball.

The Trucker Cap

We call it "mesh hat" if the fabric of snapback hats or baseball hats is mesh. Its design includes a front section that stands up tall and straight. The rest of the hat is constructed of plastic mesh, with a plastic snap closure in the back for a one-size-fits-all adaptability.


You can custom trucker caps in Hengxing Caps Factory. Below is a picture contains kinds of baseball.


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