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					How To Clean And Wash A Baseball Cap

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Summary:
A baseball hat that is a grimy, sweaty mess can easily be restored to its
original condition with a good washing.

To begin, take a look at the tag on the inside of the hat. That should
tell you what your baseball hat is made of and the manufacturer's
standard washing instructions. If the tag is still there, great. Follow
those instructions. If your tag is missing or unreadable, you will need
to figure out what your hat is made of.

Baseball hats are typically made of t...


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A baseball hat that is a grimy, sweaty mess can easily be restored to its
original condition with a good washing.

To begin, take a look at the tag on the inside of the hat. That should
tell you what your baseball hat is made of and the manufacturer's
standard washing instructions. If the tag is still there, great. Follow
those instructions. If your tag is missing or unreadable, you will need
to figure out what your hat is made of.

Baseball hats are typically made of the following materials:

Cotton twill is a strong and durable material with a "cotton" look and
feel to it.

Cotton polyester is a tough, bright fabric blend that is often colorfast.

Jersey mesh is a durable, colorfast knit material, and is simple to wash.

Many people are concerned that washing a baseball hat will change the
shape of the cap, wreck the brim, or cause overall shrinkage.

If you have a fairly new baseball hats made of cotton blend of some type
or jersey knit, you can wash the hat in a clothes washer. Most current
baseball hats use a plastic form to shape the brim, rather than
cardboard. Plastic can withstand a clothes wash without deforming.

A newer baseball hat, except one made of wool, can be treated with
prewash spray on the dirty areas, particularly the headband. Then you can
toss the hat into the laundry with the rest of your clothes. When
washing, make sure your hat is washed with clothes of similar colors, and
use cold or warm water. Don't use hot water, and don't use bleach!

Never put your baseball hat in a clothes dryer, as this will deform its
shape. Ther are cheap plastic molds that you can purchase that will help
keep your hat keep its form as it dries. This is optional, but it can
help.

If your baseball hat is made of wool, it will have a tendency to shrink
in water or in heat conditions. Wool hats should be hand washed in the
sink with cool water and a mild laundry detergent. Then they must be air
dried over an object, like a coffee can, to keep its shape.

Some resources suggest using a dishwasher to clean your hat. This is not
recommended for any type of hat, as the high heat from the dishwasher can
cause damage -- even on the top rack. Dishwashers are for dishes, not
clothes.

A good wash will keep your baseball hat looking like new!

				
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