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    Cleaning baseball hats?

    What is the best way to clean/wash a baseball hat? Specifically a stretch hat?

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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    What is the best way to clean/wash a baseball hat? Specifically a stretch hat?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Same home remedy as if you step on a jellyfish.



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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    First, don't EVER wash a baseball cap ... that's just not right

    Secondly, wouldn't washing a cap make it shrink?


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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Ditto on the dishwasher, they do a great job.



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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    You can wash and rinse it by hand, then fit it over the bottom of a saucepan to air-dry. Less shrinkage that way.



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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Quote Originally Posted by MookInLincoln View Post
    First, don't EVER wash a baseball cap ... that's just not right

    Secondly, wouldn't washing a cap make it shrink?
    Only if it's made of wool. Most of them today (at least authentic MLB hats) are made from microfiber, which doesn't shrink, at least not to the extent of wool.

    As far as cleaning, I've always used a wet paper towel with dish soap, rinsed, and then wore it immediately if made from wool to prevent shrinking.


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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Quote Originally Posted by ca4cy View Post
    Top rack of the dishwasher.
    Do you just set in it there? Do you just use the normal amount of soap.



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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Quote Originally Posted by MookInLincoln View Post
    First, don't EVER wash a baseball cap ... that's just not right
    lol, thats normally me but I kind of want to keep this one clean



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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    I've heard shampoo works well but I've never tried it. I just throw mine in the washer on 'delicates' and stuff a towel in it to hold the shape while drying.



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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Same home remedy as if you step on a jellyfish.
    Only if it's an Iowa or Nebraska hat...



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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Same home remedy as if you step on a jellyfish.
    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    Only if it's an Iowa or Nebraska hat...


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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    Do you just set in it there? Do you just use the normal amount of soap.
    That's what I used to do and I never had any problem with the hats shrinking or losing form. You may want to go with a shorter cycle if possible. I haven't washed one for years now. I've seen a plastic "rack" that you can put the hat on and then put in the dishwasher that's supposed to help hold it's shape. I don't know if you could find something like that online if you did a search. It's been a long time since I've seen one of those.



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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    You can wash and rinse it by hand, then fit it over the bottom of a saucepan to air-dry. Less shrinkage that way.
    If you need an excuse for your shrinkage problems you could try this: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cUNNKzj_Nc]YouTube - george costanza - i was in the pool[/ame]



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    Re: Cleaning baseball hats?

    I usually throw my work hat in a bucket with detergent and let it soak for a while, then lightly scrub it. I'd maybe soak it then do the dishwasher. Dont do it with dirty dishes in the same load, I hope I really didnt need to remind anyone that.


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