The Best Way to Clean a Baseball Cap

The Best Way to Clean a Baseball Cap

Cleaning a baseball cap is a tricky business. It’s bound to get sweaty and dirty, but if you put it in the washing machine, you’re sure to end up with a misshaped mess. There has to be a better solution!

Here’s one for you, and all you really need a sturdy plastic food container. Throwing your hat in the container, instead of the washing machine, means it won’t get tumbled around and beaten up. The end result is a hat that keeps its shape while losing that ring of unspeakable discoloration. Now that’s a clear win for the home team. 

Materials:

  • Dry laundry detergent

  • Wire shaker ball (optional)

  • Large plastic food container (to fit hat)

  • Towel

  • Balloon

  • Warm water

Instructions:

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1. Place the dirty hat in the plastic container with a spoonful of dry detergent, the shaker ball, and enough warm water to cover the hat about half way.

dirty baseball cap
dirty baseball cap

2. Place the lid on the container, making sure the seal is tight, and shake it vigorously.

cap inside the tupperware with a shaker ball
cap inside the tupperware with a shaker ball

3. Open the lid and remove the water. Repeat with clean water until water shakes out clean.

4. Remove hat, and place it on the balloon (blown up to match a head size).

drying the hat on a balloon to maintain the shape
drying the hat on a balloon to maintain the shape

5. Let the hat air dry on a towel in a warm place.

finished clean hat
finished clean hat

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