The Best Way To Wash Your Baseball Cap Isn't In The Washing Machine Or Dishwasher

When it comes to keeping accessories like baseball caps looking fresh, it can be a little tricky to know the best way to clean them. You're probably tempted to simply throw your dirty cap in the washing machine, or perhaps even the dishwasher. However, you should resist this temptation, as you could end up inadvertently bending your hat out of shape, particularly ones that have a set structure. What you should do instead is hand wash the cap to make sure it stays in the best shape.

Moreover, you don't need to buy any specialist cleaning items. The following method requires only warm water and detergent (or Oxiclean for tougher marks) and will leave your cap clean without any fading or marks from harsh cleaning solutions. As a bonus, it shouldn't take too much time, so you can carry out other household chores while waiting for your newly cleaned hat to dry. By following these below simple steps to wash your baseball cap, it will be restored to its former glory without becoming misshapen. 

Your hat will look better than ever after this cleaning method

To get your baseball cap sparkling clean, first, fill a clean sink or bucket with warm water — not too hot — and throw in a tablespoon of either your regular laundry detergent or a more specific stain treatment like OxiClean. If there are parts of your item that are dirtier than others, pre-treat the stains before putting it in the water. You can do this by mixing together some warm water and any cleaning product before working the mixture into the stain with a trusty old toothbrush. Different cleaners will achieve different results but always double-check that the one you choose can be used on the fabric of your hat.

Once you have spot-treated any major stains, submerge the hat in the water mixture and leave it for up to two hours — you don't have to leave it this long if you're in a hurry, but the longer the better, especially if the hat hasn't been washed for a while. After it's done soaking, get rid of the soapy residue by rinsing the hat with clean water and then letting as much water as you can drip off naturally. Don't squeeze the cap, as this could ruin its shape. Instead, towel dry it and put it somewhere warm and dry to finish off. You can place it on something like a jar when drying so it doesn't crumple inwards.