I probably don’t need to say this, but just in case, that’s not me in that hat up there! However, I am the one that embroidered the hat. 🙂
The yellow device pictured below is 9″ Hoop Tech Clamp with the 6″x6″ Window attached to the front that actually “clamps” onto the hat so that it can be embroidered. The silver bar on the right hand side of the clamp opens up the window like an alligator mouth. The brim of the hat and even the crown (!) are slipped into this alligator mouth along with the stabilizer. Close the window and the hat and stabilizer and how held securely for embroidery. Voila!