What is a Dad Hat?

  • Oct 15, 2017

One of the big questions of 2017 was, what is a dad hat? Why the intrigue? It seems that dad hats were and still are a trending fashion. Whether you are buying them off the retail shelf or having your corporate logo embroidered on them, they are considered a hot item.


According to Elle.com -


“A dad hat is a baseball cap that's canvas or cotton and has a slightly curved brim (not too curved, though) and is probably a little oversized on the wearer. Unless, of course, you're actually a dad—then it probably fits you perfectly.”


Dad hats seem to work with any look from hiding under sweats to rocking jeans and sneakers. The dad hat style is unstructured, one size fits all (with a strap to adjust) and it works for both men and women.


Celebrities as well as President Obama and Hillary Clinton have been spotted wearing these dad hats, supporting their favorite sports teams, designers, and local brands. From the golf course to concerts, gyms to nightclubs, dad hats are what people are wearing.


And, style reports have said that the 6-panel dad hat will stay strong into the Spring and Summer of 2018.


So, why use dad hats to brand your company? When these become fashion trends it means your employees, customers and clients will wear these hats more often. Running errands, watching a little league game, or meeting friends for a quick bite, your brand is out in the public eye. It also gets people to ask questions about your brand, giving the wearer the opportunity to talk about where they work or advocate for the business brand.



If you are looking to brand your company with fashionable “dad hat” headwear, call ABC Specialtees at 781-447-1532 and ask to speak to Deb or Rob. There are all sorts of dad hats to choose from and if you are looking for a different style of hat, they can help you with that, too!


  • Category: Branded Apparel
  • Tags: dad hats, hat trends, promotional products, branding, dad caps, 6 panel hats