Refer to Cricut Heat app for settings and stacking instructions. Here are some basic guidelines for prepping your hat blank.
Iron-on (HTV) projects
Note: Refer to the Cricut Heat app for stacking, time, and temperature settings specific to the iron-on and base material you're using.
- Find your pressing surface. If it’s firm, flat, and around waist high, you’re golden. Be sure to avoid flimsy ironing boards.
- Preheat base material as instructed in the Cricut Heat app.
- Place the cut design on the base material with the shiny liner side up. Apply heat as instructed (see Cricut Heat app).
Infusible Ink and sublimation materials
Note: Before handling Infusible Ink materials, be sure that your hands are dry and free of any oils or lotions.
- Position sheet of cardstock inside hat blank to protect your form and project.
- Place hat blank on top of Cricut Hat Pressing Form.
- Do not skip this step: Use a fresh adhesive to lint-roll the entire surface. Even minuscule debris or fibers may create imperfections in the final transfer.
- Cover blank with butcher paper.
- Do not skip this step. Preheat application area to remove moisture and wrinkles that result in unwanted effects.
- Remove butcher paper and let hat cool completely.
- Apply design and heat as instructed (see Cricut Heat app).
- Use a cool peel to remove the liner.