How to clean a hat
How to clean a hat involves getting sweat stains and makeup off . Bonus: Tips to clean a baseball hat.
Learn How to Care for Your Hat
Hats are totally having a moment right now.
Not only are they one of the easiest ways to add dimension and color to your fall wardrobe but they were also all over the runways. Obviously, the thing about a really good hat is that it is often an investment piece and you’ll want to make sure to learn how to care for it and make it last.
Also, you will enjoy reading about an amazing clothes brush that also cleans hats perfectly.
How to Get Makeup Off Your Hat?
Nevertheless, general care is pretty easy just store it upside down, lint roll it, brush it out.
Occasionally, there is one stubborn problem that continually pops up for us hat lovers : Makeup or dirt on the inside of the hat or hatband. It’s totally gross looking and if you have to take your hat off around anyone it’s kinda embarrassing. Basically, I have a little stylist trick for magically removing makeup or dirt. FOUR easy steps to cleaning your hat with one secret weapon: hydrogen peroxide. Certainly, you probably have it at home.
For most stains it works great. If it doesn’t work than buy Micellar Water. Micellar water is known for its stellar makeup-removing capabilities. Although I would NOT recommend it for delicate fabrics like silk, it makes for the most magical potion when trying to remove makeup and sweat from the inside of your favorite Fedora.
What You Need:
Hydro Peroxide or Micellar Water and Cotton Balls.
Four Steps to Cleaning Your Hat
Brush your hat with a clothes brush (you should be doing this after each use). Brush the hat using a counterclockwise motion, moving with the natural grain of the felt, pulling debris out and away.
Lint roll your hat to remove any stubborn surface fuzz the brush didn’t get.
Turn your hat upside down and gently dap/wipe the hydro peroxide across the stain. Repeat as many times as necessary.
Lastly, if possible turn the band out and let it dry. If the band is fixed or if the hat has no band, just leave the hat upside down to dry. If you used a cotton pad/ball you may need to lint roll again once dry.
Bonus Tip: How to Clean a Baseball Hat
As with cleaning most things, you’ll want to start with the gentlest cleaning method first, then work your way up. If your baseball cap is just mildly dirty, a quick soak in the sink is all it needs.
But for serious sweat stains, you’ll want to pump up the stain-fighting power.
This video makes it look like fun.
Please contact me and let me know how you keep your hats clean,
Four Steps to Cleaning Your Baseball Hat
- First, fill a clean sink or a basin with cool water and add a drop or two of mild laundry detergent. Or Dawn dish detergent. Dunk the hat and agitate the water to create some suds.
- Secondly, let the hat soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Thirdly, remove the hat and rinse it thoroughly with cool water. Gently squeeze excess water out of the hat, but avoid twisting the brim, which can bend it out of shape.
- Lastly, use a clean towel to pat down the hat. Either hang up the hat or reshape the hat and set it on a towel to dry.
How to Clean Your Baseball Hat if it is Extremely Dirty
If your hats are really grubby, try spraying them with vinegar and let them soak for 10 minutes.
For badly stained hats sprinkle with baking soda, then spray with vinegar and scrub carefully with a toothbrush.
Than, remove the hat and rinse it thoroughly with cool water. Next, gently squeeze excess water out of the hat, but avoid twisting the brim, which can bend it out of shape. Use a clean towel to pat down the hat. Either hang up the hat or reshape the hat and set it on a towel to dry.
Another great idea is to clean them in your dishwasher. Anna Moseley says this method works great. She pre-treats her dirty caps using the methods mentioned above and then runs them through a regular dishwasher cycle.