Baseball hat collection
Home - Garden
How To Get A Clean Baseball Cap Without Messing Up The Shape
Baseball caps can enhance casual outfits, but they can turn into stinky, sweat-stained messes in weeks. Regularly washing your cap is crucial to prevent odor and permanent stains.
Machine washing your baseball cap can cause it to age more rapidly. The hot and aggressive spray of the dishwasher can also damage the fabric and warp your cap’s plastic brim.
Hand washing your caps is worth the effort to preserve their integrity and can be done in a few simple steps. In most cases, a gentle soak is enough to remove dirt and grime.
Nic Hsu, the founder of Baseball Scouter, warns against soaking vintage baseball caps from before 1983, as they may have cardboard inside the brim, so spot-cleaning these is best.
For plastic-brim hats, fill your kitchen sink or a large container with lukewarm water. Add a small amount of gentle laundry detergent or dish soap to the water.
Carefully submerge the hat and swish it in the water, using your fingers to rub out any visible sweat stains. Let it soak for a few minutes, then rinse the cap with cold water.
For stubborn stains, add some color-safe bleach to cool water. Dip a cleaning rag, toothbrush, or the whole hat itself into this solution and gently rub the stains away.
Instead of tumble drying your caps, which can damage the seams, buttons, or cap’s brim, dab them with a towel, reshape, and hang them to dry on a clothesline or your shower rod.