Remove cardboard insert inside of hat before placing on form
Open backstrap and fold out sweatband so it doesn’t add bulk to the pressing area
When hat is placed over the hat pressing form, smooth the hat against the hat form so that there are no air gaps between hat and the form; air gaps will result in unwanted transfer effects
Once the hat is placed on the form, double check that the sweatband is still folded out. Then, re-fasten backstrap to help hold the hat in place on the form.
Ensure your design is placed 0.5 in (12.7 mm) from the bill of the hat – this allows the Cricut Hat Press heat plate to cover your full design during transfer.
Use Strong Heat Resistant Tape to secure your design to the hat – tape one side of the design down, smooth the design across the pressing area so it’s flat and taut against the hat, then tape the remaining sides. This ensures there are no air gaps between your design and the hat and keeps your design in place during transfer.
Designs should be within these maximum recommended dimensions: 2.25 in high x 4.25 in wide (5.7 cm wide x 10.79 cm wide).
Trim excess liner or paper close to the design to help it lay properly on the curved surface of the hat
Clip or notch liner/paper around the design where applicable to allow it to flex over the curved surface of the hat
Allow the heat plate to extend approximately 0.5 in (12.7 mm) beyond all edges of the design during transfer. This ensures your full design receives the necessary heat.
Once the hat blank is securely fitted over the hat pressing form, rest it upright on work surface with pressing area facing up. Stabilize with one hand on the side while pressing with the other hand. The handle on the hat pressing form is not intended for use during transfer.