You wear hats to protect your head from the sun, stay warm, or make a fashion statement. But no matter your reasons, hats are especially prone to getting dirty. The natural oils from your hair that accumulate on hats can attract more dirt and dust than you might think. So when it’s time to wash your hats (it’s probably time now) you want to do it right — without ruining them. There are several ways to get them clean, but lets take a look at the best way to clean common types of hats.
Baseball hats, or caps, are popular for both guys and girls. But no matter who’s wearing them, they’re great at catching more than second-looks. Between sweat and dirt (from sporting events or frequent wear) they can get pretty dirty, pretty fast. Sure, you could just throw them in the wash, but you run the risk of ruining the shape and structure. Our advice? Use a cap washer if you’re going to run them through the wash. You’ll help them stay in shape while getting them clean. Another idea is to run them through a cleaning cycle in the top rack of your dishwasher, but you’d still be better off to use the cap washer to hold their form.