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Embroidery on a Knit Hat

by Deborah

I have tried several ways to do embroidery on a knit hat but still am not satisfied. It's a knit beanie hat.

I use the cap frame and density of 3.8, turn off the stretch and central underlay. I use 15 for regular underlay.

What am I doing wrong?

Amy's Answer
This is out of my area of expertise. I only to free motion embroidery on the machine, so I can't do hats in a cap frame. I do know that a strong stabilizer is crucial when doing machine embroidery on knit fabric. Is there someone reading this who does digital machine embroidery and can jump in here with some helpful comments?

If you're trying to do something on a knit winter cap, it might be better to try applique or hand embroider with the duplicate stitch.

Recommended Reading
Guide to Machine Embroidery Stabilizer
Selecting Machine Embroidery Thread
Embroidery on Knit Work

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Feb 05, 2010
Embroidery on Knit Hat.
by: Embroidery Allsorts

Hi Deborah,
I am not sure what sort of hat you are referring to but I have done embroidery on woolen beanies. That may be an Australian term but they are knitted hats. I have a Brother PR620 and I did not use my cap hoop, I just hooped it into my 4"x4" hoop with some cutaway stabilizer and put it in the machine. It was a Zundt butterfly design and I used soft light metalic thread on a black beanie. It turned out perfect. Maybe you are thinking too much about it.

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