Baseball caps are for more than just baseball players. Sure, they’re part of the standard baseball uniform, but some people who have never touched a ball or bat I their lives consider a baseball cap is standard daily attire (especially in the summer months!).
However, whether you wear your cap on the field or during regular daily life, it’s eventually going to get dirty. So, here’s how to wash a baseball cap the right way.
If you have just returned home from a hot day in the sun and your hat is looking a little worse for the wear, this quick wash guide will breathe some life into that trusty old cap:
You may have heard before that you can simply place your baseball cap in the dishwasher and it will come out looking great time after time. While this might yield decent results for some hats, it’s not a method we would recommend in general.
There are a few problems with this approach. First, the dishwasher is a pretty harsh environment for your cap, so you run the risk of having it come out looking ragged. Also, dishwashing detergent is meant to clean plates and cups—not hats. Thus, that detergent will likely be ineffective at removing any sweat odor that’s built up.
Before washing, if your baseball cap has any stains that you need to treat, try using a toothbrush for the job. With a small amount of water and a bit of detergent or spot cleaner, you can scrub the affected areas with a toothbrush to work the stain out of the material. The effectiveness of this approach will depend on the stain in question, but in most cases you should see good results.
Most people toss nearly all of their dirty laundry directly into the washing machine without a second thought. That will work just fine for many of your garments, but there are certain items that shouldn’t go into the washing machine—and hats are in this category.
The problem with using laundry machines to clean your baseball caps is the rough treatment they will get inside the machine. Even when set on a gentle cycle, your hat will be still be tossed around as it is submerged in water for an extended period of time. Considering how easy it is to just wash your hat by hand, there is no reason to risk damage in the machine.
If you are tired of a sweaty stench following you around all day when you wear your favorite baseball cap, order a bottle of WIN Sports Detergent today. Using our specially formulated detergent will make it easy to wipe the stink out of your hat. Where other detergents may have failed you in the past, WIN is up to this challenge. Order today!