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Father's Day - #1 Dad Hat

Tell your dad how special he is with this one-of-a-kind trucker hat designed by you! Add patterns, shapes, and unique designs to a piece of leather with our wood burning tool.

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At a Glance:

Project #16041 Skill Level: Intermediate

Plaid Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Burning Set with Variable Temperature Control - 17391E

Number Needed: 1 $26.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • 4 x 2 ½ piece of leather
  • Tacky Glue
  • Navy vintage trucker cap 
  • Transfer paper
  • pencil


  1. Practice on a small extra piece of leather.
  2. Pick desired font and size to fit leather patch.
  3.  Transfer font to leather.
  4. Following instructions on wood burning tool, burn patch as shown.
  5. Glue to hat with Tacky Glue and let dry.


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