Washing a baseball hat is actually really simple. But I do understand why some people would have some issues cleaning theirs. Sometimes the hat may not have been cleaned for a long time which means there is a lot of dust and dirt built upon them. Usually, if the baseball cap has a dark color you won’t have to worry about it being too dirty because the dust/dirt won’t be too visible. However the same cannot be said for a light-colored hat because this hat looks ten times worse than a dark-colored hat when dirty. If you have a dirty baseball hat without ruining it whether it’s light or dark-colored don’t worry because in this article I will show you how to clean your baseball hat using some simple methods.
Cleaning a hat with a toothbrush ( Spot cleaning)
This method is for hats that aren’t too dirty and only have a few stains on them. Cleaning hats like these are the easiest and that’s why I listed this method first. The first thing you need to do when you are about to clean a hat with a toothbrush is to look for the spots that you need to clean hence the name “spot cleaning”. After spotting the stains it is now time to clean them.
When spot cleaning a hat you can use several different options but today I am going to show you 2 of them.
Option 1 Using soap
This method is pretty simple all you have to do is get a small container with water and add your favorite soap or detergent to it. You can add dish soap, laundry detergent, or oxi clean (make sure your hat isn’t made out of any material that oxi clean will damage). Just don’t use anything that contains bleach or any other harsh chemicals. After that dip the hat into the soapy water and then dip the toothbrush inside of it as well. After doing that you should use the toothbrush to gently scrub the stains that you see on the hat and let the soap sit on the stain for a couple of minutes. After doing this your hat will be looking cleaner than ever.
Option 2 vinegar and baking soda
I’m just going to get straight to the point. The first thing you need to do is mix both vinegar and baking soda together in a small dish or bowl. After doing that dip the hat that you want to clean in water and then place the baking soda and vinegar mixture onto the stains on the hat. Let the stains sit on the hat for an hour then rinse the hat.
Only use this option if the hat is white because it may damage the color on darker hats.
This method is really simple and similar to the previous one. To clean your baseball hat by soaking it you first need to get a bucket of warm water and add 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of your favorite laundry detergent. After that place the hat inside the bucket of water and let it soak for an hour. After an hour just rinse the hat with cold water and let it air dry.
Cleaning a baseball hat in the washing machine
A lot of people usually ask if it’s ok to wash a baseball cap or any other hat in the washing machine and to that, I have to say; it depends. If the hat doesn’t have any cardboard in it. You can definitely wash your hat using the washer but it’s best to stick to your hands, however, I am still going to show you how to clean your hat using the washing machine.
All you have to do Is place the hat inside the washer and use your favorite detergent. Set the time to a low one and after washing the hat place it in the dryer.
Again while this will clean your hat you have to be careful about using the washing machine might damage your hat over time.
Hand washing method
You might be wondering if washing with hands isn’t the same as washing the hat with a toothbrush and to that, I have to say “no”. This method just involves using your hands and nothing else.
For this method, all you have to do is place the hat inside a container filled with water and add any laundry detergent into it. After that use your hands to clean the hat by squeezing and rubbing it together. After doing this you should let the hat soak for 15 minutes then use your hands to clean it again. Then rinse the cap under running water.
I hope this article was helpful to you.