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How to Wash a Baseball Hat and Keep It Looking Fresh

How to Wash a Baseball Hat and Keep It Looking Fresh

Posted by The Hat Pros on 24th Apr 2020

Do you have a favorite baseball hat? Chances are that it's due for a wash. Sweat and dirt can build up on your favorite hat over time.

If you're ready to restore your favorite hat, you may be wondering how to wash a baseball hat. Read on to learn how to clean your favorite hat without ruining it in the process.

Can You Wash a Baseball Hat?

If you have a dirty baseball hat, we have good news. Yes, you can wash that dirty baseball hat.

The most important thing to know is that not all hats should get treated the same. Newer hats are more durable and can easily survive a deeper clean.

Vintage hats, on the other hand, are far more fragile. This isn't just because of their ages either. Many hats made in the 1970's or earlier have cardboard reinforced brims.

Cardboard brims can't survive a roll in the washing machine, so be sure to follow our instructions to maintain its shape and structure.

How to Wash a Vintage Baseball Hat

Ready to wash that vintage baseball hat? If you suspect that the vintage hat that you love has a cardboard brim, be sure to follow this list on instructions.

Start by making yourself a bowl of warm soapy water. You'll want to use a spare, unused toothbrush and a washcloth to begin the cleaning process.

Using the washcloth, begin to wash the areas that need cleaning most. You'll want to avoid soaking the brim, so use a gentle touch!

You can use the toothbrush to clean areas with bigger stains. These stains may require some extra attention, but don't dig into the fabric.

When you've finished cleaning the areas that need attention, rinse your washcloth. You'll want to rinse the areas you've cleaned to ensure that the soap is no longer present on the material.

How to Wash a Baseball Hat with a Plastic Brim

If you're ready to wash a newer baseball hat, you're in luck. Getting your hat clean is a simple process.

Start by emptying your dishwasher. Yes, your dishwasher!

Your favorite baseball hat can get a great clean in the top rack of your dishwasher. To do this, however, you'll want to ensure that your hats are the only items in there when it runs.

You'll want to set your dishwasher on a light quick wash and use a dishwasher detergent pod. It should be plenty clean by the end of the wash cycle.

Once the wash is complete, remove your hat from the dishwasher and allow it to air dry. Voila! Your baseball hat should be good as new!

A Baseball Hat You Love

Finding a great baseball hat shouldn't have to be a once in a lifetime occurrence. Now that you know how to wash a baseball hat, you'll be able to restore many of your favorite styles.

If your favorite hat is beyond repair, be sure to check out our website. We offer lots of great styles perfect to help you find what you need.