How to Add School Mascot Iron-On to Your Knit Projects

Adding iron-on patches can be a fun way to add some flair to your knitting/crocheting projects. If you are interested in showing a little school pride, you may want to not only display college colors, but your college mascot as well. For example, if you attend Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, you could knit a blue and white hat and then place a “Cosmo the Cougar” iron-on patch. Here are some basic steps to add an iron-on mascot patch to your knit projects.

How to Add School Mascot Iron-On to Your Knit Projects

Choose the Right Materials

Delicate fabrics, like silk or lace, are not good for iron-ons since the fabric can warp. Acrylic and polyester fabrics have better strength, but since acrylic is a petroleum-based fiber, it could melt if too much heat is applied—so, you need to be gentle. Sturdy wool yarns are often the best option for iron-on patches; but again, you need to be gentle as you apply these patches.

Gather Your Supplies and Get Started

You’ll need an iron, your knitted project, ironing board, and the iron-on patch. Make sure that you set the iron to the proper temperature—you don’t want anything over a medium-heat setting. Some irons have a cotton setting which is also all right.

Make sure that you turn off the steam setting, as any humidity can damage the adhesive material on your iron-on patch.

Peel off the backing on your iron-on patch. Once the backing is off, you may notice that there is still a shiny, sticky surface to the patch. This shiny surface is the sealant. When it is heated, it will adhere to the fabric, so don’t peel it off!

Press the adhesive side to the knitted project where you want it. If you choose an acrylic or polyester yarn, take the iron and push down on the iron-on for about 10 seconds and then gently rub the iron-back and forth. If you choose a wool yarn, you can place the iron on for longer (about 30 seconds).

Once you lift the iron off, the patch should stay in place. You may notice some shininess on your fabric or distortion on your stitches. The good news is that these abnormalities can be eliminated after you wash the knit project on a gentle/delicate cycle in your washer. Wait until the iron-on patch is completely cool before running the knitted item through the wash.

If you aren’t sure how the yarn will react to your iron’s heat settings, contact the manufacturer for more care instructions. Adding an iron-on mascot is an easy way to add a little more school spirit to your knitted projects.

For more tips on iron-on patches, check out free video instructions here. Although this video shows how to iron on a label, it’s the same concept as a mascot patch. Lastly, if you know which mascot iron-on you want to use but are unsure about which colored yarn to use, here’s a list to help you find the right collegiate colors:

  • Alabama A&M University: maroon & white
  • Alabama State University: black & gold
  • Auburn University: burnt orange & navy blue
  • Samford University: red & blue
  • Troy University: cardinal, black and sliver
  • University of Alabama: crimson red & white
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham: white, gold, green
  • University of South Alabama: red, white & blue
  • University of Alaska: green & yellow (gold)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks: blue & gold
  • Arizona State University: maroon & gold
  • Northern Arizona University: navy & gold
  • University of Arizona: cardinal red & navy blue
  • Arkansas State University: scarlet red & black
  • Arkansas Tech University (ATU): green & gold
  • University of Arkansas: red & white
  • University of Arkansas at Fort Smith: blue & white
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello: green & white
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff: black & gold
  • University of Central Arkansas: purple & white
  • California State University at Fullerton: white, orange & navy blue
  • California State University at Irvine: blue & gold
  • California State University Long Beach: black & gold
  • Chapman University: cardinal & grey
  • Fresno State University: cardinal red & blue
  • Humboldt State University: green & gold.
  • San Diego State University: scarlet & black
  • San Francisco State University: purple & gold
  • San Jose State University: blue, gold & gray
  • Santa Clara University: red & white
  • Stanford University: cardinal red & white
  • University of California: blue & gold
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA): True blue & gold
  • University of Southern California: cardinal & gold
  • Colorado College: gold & black
  • Colorado School of Mines: blue & silver
  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins): green & gold
  • Colorado State University (Pueblo): red & blue
  • Colorado Technical University: red
  • Denver University: crimson & gold
  • University of Colorado: silver & gold
  • University of Northern Colorado: navy blue & gold
  • University of Connecticut: navy blue & white
  • University of Hartford: scarlet red & white
  • Yale University: blue & white
  • Delaware State University: Columbia blue & cherry red
  • University of Delaware: blue, yellow, & white
  • Florida Atlantic University: blue, red & silver
  • Florida International University: blue & gold
  • Florida State University: garnet & gold
  • Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University: orange & green
  • University of North Florida: blue & gray
  • University of Tampa: red & gold
  • University of Miami: orange & green
  • University of Florida: orange & blue
  • University of South Florida: green & gold
  • University of Central Florida: black & gold
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University: maroon & gold.
  • Fort Valley State University: old gold & royal blue
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech): old gold & white
  • Georgia Southern University: blue & white with gold trim
  • Georgia State University: blue & white
  • Kennesaw State University: black, gold & maroon
  • Mercer University: black & orange
  • North Georgia Tech: blue & green
  • University of Georgia: red & black
  • University of West Georgia: blue & red
  • University of Hawaii: green & white
  • Boise State University: blue & orange
  • Brigham Young University (Idaho): blue & gray
  • College of Idaho: purple & gold
  • Idaho State University: black & orange
  • Lewis-Clark State College: Columbia blue & white
  • Northwest Nazarene University: red & black
  • University of Idaho: silver & gold
  • Eastern Illinois University: grey & blue
  • Illinois State University: red & white
  • Knox College: purple & gold
  • Loyola University Chicago: maroon & gold
  • Northern Illinois University: red & black
  • Northwestern University: purple & white
  • Southern Illinois University: maroon & white
  • University of Chicago in Chicago (Hyde Park): maroon & white
  • University of Illinois: orange & blue
  • Western Illinois University: purple & gold
  • Ball State University: cardinal red & white
  • Butler University: navy blue & white
  • Indiana State University: royal blue & white
  • Indiana University: crimson & cream
  • Purdue University: old gold & black
  • University of Evansville: purple & white
  • University of Notre Dame: gold & navy blue
  • University of Indianapolis: crimson & grey
  • Valparaiso University: brown & gold
  • Drake University: blue & white
  • Iowa State University: cardinal & gold
  • University of Iowa: black & gold
  • University of Northern Iowa: purple & gold
  • Kansas State University: royal purple & white accent
  • University of Kansas: blue & crimson
  • Wichita State University: black & gold
  • University of Kentucky: blue & white
  • University of Louisville: red & black
  • Western Kentucky University: red & white
  • Grambling State University: black & gold
  • Louisiana College: orange & navy blue (Go Wildcats!)
  • Louisiana-Grambling State University: black, gold & red
  • Louisiana State University: purple & gold
  • Louisiana Tech University: blue & red
  • Southeastern Louisiana University: green & gold
  • Southern University: blue & gold
  • Tulane University: olive & blue
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette: vermillion (red) & white
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe: maroon & gold
  • Xavier University of New Orleans: white & gold
  • Bates: Maroon & gold
  • Bowdoin: black & white
  • Colby: blue & white
  • University of Maine: blue, sky blue & white
  • University of Southern Maine: blue & yellow
  • Goucher College: blue & gold
  • Loyola University (Baltimore): green & grey
  • McDaniel College: green & gold
  • Naval Academy (Navy): navy blue & gold
  • University of Baltimore: blue & green
  • University of Maryland: black, gold, red & white
  • Washington College: maroon & black
  • Boston College: maroon & gold
  • Boston University: scarlet red & white
  • College of the Holy Cross: purple & white
  • Curry College: purple & white
  • Harvard University: crimson, black & white
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): black, cardinal & steel grey
  • Northeastern University (Boston): red, black & gray
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst: maroon & white
  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell: black, blue & white
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology: black, cardinal & gold
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute: crimson & grey
  • Central Michigan University: maroon & gold
  • Eastern Michigan University: green & white
  • Ferris State University: crimson & gold
  • Grand Valley State University: light blue, white & black
  • Kalamazoo College: orange & black
  • Michigan State University: green & white
  • Michigan Technological University: black, gold & silver
  • University of Michigan: azure (F-H: navy) blue & maize
  • Western Michigan University: brown & gold
  • Bemidji State University: green & white
  • Minnesota State University (Mankato): purple & gold
  • Minnesota State University (Moorhead): red & white
  • Saint Cloud State University: cardinal & black
  • University of Minnesota: maroon & gold
  • University of Minnesota (Duluth): maroon & gold
  • University of Mississippi: navy blue & cardinal red
  • Mississippi State University: maroon & white
  • Southern Mississippi: black & gold
  • Lindenwood University: black & gold
  • Stephens College: burgundy & gold
  • University of Missouri : black & gold
  • Washington University: green & red
  • Montana State University: blue & gold
  • University of Great Falls: sky blue & harvest gold
  • University of Montana: maroon & silver
  • Creighton University: “Blue Jay” blue & white
  • University of Nebraska: scarlet & cream
  • University of Nebraska (Kearney): blue & gold
  • University of Nevada: silver & blue
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas: scarlet & gray
  • Dartmouth College: green & white
  • Southern New Hampshire University: blue & gold
  • University of New Hampshire: blue & white
  • Caldwell University: red & gold
  • Centenary University: grey & navy blue
  • The College of New Jersey: blue & gold
  • Drew University: blue & green
  • Kean University: white, silver & blue
  • Monmouth University: white & blue
  • Montclair State University: white & red
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology: scarlet red & white
  • Princeton University: orange & black
  • Ramapo College: white & maroon
  • Rider University: cranberry & white
  • Rowan University: brown & gold
  • Rutgers University: scarlet & white
  • Seton Hall University: white & blue
  • Steven’s Institute of Technology: grey & Stevens red
  • Stockton University: black, Columbia blue & white
  • William Paterson University: orange & black
  • Eastern New Mexico University: silver & green
  • New Mexico State University: crimson & white
  • University of New Mexico: cherry & silver
  • Western New Mexico University: purple & gold
  • Art Institute of New York City: red, white & blue
  • Adelphi University: brown & gold
  • Bard College: red & white
  • Columbia University: Columbia blue & white
  • Cornell University: Carnelian red & white
  • CUNY (City University of New York) Queens College: blue & silver
  • Elmira College: purple & gold
  • Fordham University: maroon
  • Ithaca College: blue & gold
  • New York University: violet & white
  • Niagara University: purple & white
  • Siena College: green & gold
  • Bonaventure University: brown & white
  • Lawrence University: scarlet & brown
  • Syracuse University: orange & navy blue
  • University at Albany: purple & gold
  • University of Rochester: blue & yellow
  • Vassar College: burgundy & grey
  • Wells College: maroon & white
  • Appalachian State University: black & gold
  • Campbell University: orange & black
  • Central Piedmont Community College: black & green
  • Davidson College: red & black
  • East Carolina University: purple & gold
  • Elon University: maroon & gold
  • Gardner Webb University: black & scarlet
  • Johnson and Wales University: white & blue
  • Johnson C. Smith University: navy blue & gold
  • North Carolina State University: red & white
  • North Carolina Central University: burgundy and gray
  • University of North Carolina: Carolina blue & white
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC): green & white (gold accent)
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG): gold, white & navy blue
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington: teal, navy & gold
  • Duke University: Prussian blue
  • Wake Forest University: black & gold
  • Western Carolina University: purple & gold
  • North Dakota State University: green & yellow
  • University of North Dakota: green & white
  • Bowling Green State University: orange & brown
  • Kenyon College: white & purple
  • Miami of Ohio: red & white
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University: blue & green
  • Ohio State University: scarlet & grey
  • Ohio University: green & white
  • Otterbein University: tan and cardinal red
  • University of Cincinnati: red & black
  • University of Dayton: red & Columbia blue
  • University of Toledo: navy blue & gold
  • Wright State University: green & gold
  • Oklahoma State University: orange & black
  • Oral Roberts University: Vegas gold & navy blue
  • Tulsa: gold, blue & red
  • University of Oklahoma: crimson & cream
  • Oregon State University: orange & black
  • Portland State University: white & green
  • University of Oregon: green & yellow
  • University of Portland: purple & white
  • Bucknell University: orange & blue
  • Carnegie Mellon University: grey, cardinal, Tartan plaid
  • Lehigh University: white & brown
  • Messiah College: navy blue & white
  • Montgomery County Community College: blue & black
  • Penn State University: navy blue & white
  • Robert Morris University: red, white & blue
  • Slippery Rock University: green & white
  • Temple University: cherry & white
  • University of Pennsylvania: blue & red
  • University of Pittsburgh: old gold & blue
  • University of Scranton: purple & white
  • West Chester University: purple & gold
  • Brown University: brown, cardinal & white
  • Bryant University: black & gold
  • Community College of Rhode Island: green & grey
  • Providence College: black & white
  • Rhode Island College: maroon & gold
  • University of Rhode Island (URI): royal blue & white
  • College of Charleston: red & white
  • The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina): blue & white
  • Clemson University: orange & purple
  • Furman University: purple & white
  • South Carolina State University: garnet & blue
  • University of South Carolina: garnet & black
  • Wofford College: Old Gold & black
  • South Dakota State University (SDSU): blue & yellow
  • University of South Dakota: vermillion & white
  • Middle Tennessee State University: royal blue & white
  • Tennessee Tech University: purple & gold
  • Trevecca Nazarene University: purple & white
  • University of Memphis: blue & gray
  • University of Tennessee: orange & white
  • Vanderbilt University: gold & black
  • Austin College: crimson and gold
  • Baylor University: green & gold
  • Hardin Simmons University: purple & gold
  • Houston State University: orange & white
  • Lamar University: red & white
  • Midwestern State University: burgundy & gold
  • Rice University: Oxford (dark) blue & grey
  • Southern Methodist University: Harvard crimson, Yale blue
  • Stephen F. Austin University: purple, red & white
  • Edward’s University: blue & gold
  • Texas A&M University: maroon & white
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi: true blue & true green
  • Texas Christian: purple & white
  • Texas-El Paso: blue & orange
  • Texas State University: maroon & gold
  • Texas Tech University: scarlet & black
  • Trinity University: maroon & white
  • University of Dallas: blue & white
  • University of Houston: red & white
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor: white, gold & purple
  • University of North Texas: green, black & white
  • University of Texas: burnt orange & white
  • University of Texas (Arlington): orange, white & royal blue
  • University of Texas (Dallas): white, orange & green
  • University of Texas (El Paso): blue, orange, silver
  • University of Texas (San Antonio): orange & blue
  • University of the Incarnate Word: red & black
  • Brigham Young University: navy blue, gold & white
  • Southern Utah University: red & white
  • University of Utah: crimson & white
  • Utah State University: navy blue & white
  • Bridgewater College: maroon & gold
  • College of William & Mary: green & gold
  • George Mason University: green & gold
  • James Madison University: purple & gold
  • Liberty University: navy, red & white
  • Longwood University: royal blue & white
  • Lynchburg College: red/maroon & gray
  • Norfolk State University: green & gold
  • Old Dominion University: slate blue, silver & cerulean blue
  • Radford University: red & black
  • Randolph-Macon College: black, gold & white
  • Shenandoah University: red & blue
  • Strayer University: garnet & tan
  • University of Mary Washington: grey & navy blue
  • University of Richmond: red & blue
  • University of Virginia: orange & navy blue
  • University of Virginia at Wise: red, gray & white
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU): gold & black
  • Virginia Military Institute (VMI): red, white & yellow
  • Virginia Tech: Chicago maroon & burnt orange
  • Eastern Washington University: white and red
  • University of Washington: purple & gold
  • Washington State University: crimson & gray
  • Western Washington University: white, light blue & blue
  • Alderson-Broaddus College: navy & gold, gray accent
  • Davis and Elkins College: scarlet & white
  • Marshall University: Kelly green & white.
  • University of Charleston: maroon & gold
  • West Liberty University: black & gold
  • West Virginia State University: black & yellow
  • West Virginia University: old gold & blue
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College: orange & black
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: red & white
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: gold & black
  • University of Wyoming: brown & Wyoming prairie gold

 

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