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Mastering Cap Care: A Guide to Washing and Maintaining Your Caps

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Baseball Caps are made from high-quality materials and are expertly crafted to last. As with any other clothing, it should be adequately maintained, so it doesn’t lose its space. By consistently cleaning and caring for your cap, you may extend its durability and longevity, which benefits you and the environment!

Caps can be washed depending on the material, but they must always be washed by hand with care. Based on the composition of your cap’s material, we’ve outlined how you should care for it in this article.

Whether you use baseball caps, trucker cap or beanies, if you wear them enough, they will ultimately need to be washed. Sweat, hair products, and grime might gradually accumulate, but you can keep your hat looking brand new by cleansing it periodically. We explain how to clean each type of hat.

Things to Consider Before Washing Your Caps

Baseball caps are ideal for shielding your face from the sun on a sunny day. However, between the scorching sun and a game of baseball (or even just a quick jog), dirt, oils, and sweat can become trapped in your hat, causing it to become a smelly, filthy mess.

Unfortunately, cleaning a hat is not as simple as washing your favourite old T-shirt.

Before washing your hat, it is very crucial to determine the type of brim it has:

Cardboard-Crowned Caps

When you tap or flick the brim of an older (pre-1983) hat with a cardboard brim support, you will hear a hollow sound. Unfortunately, these hats can only be spot-cleaned; soaking one in water would bend the brim and destroy the hat entirely!

Brims Supported by Plastic

Typically, hats manufactured after 1983 feature plastic brim supports and are machine-washable. (Always double-check the care label first!)

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Cleaning a Cap

When washing any type of cap, the first rule is to avoid using a washing machine or dishwasher. This may appear to be a time-saving choice, but it will undermine the construction of your hat and render it useless.

As needed, spot-treat your baseball cap and follow these procedures for comprehensive cleaning:

Step 1: Add one spoonful of laundry detergent to a sink or pail filled with warm water.

Step 2: Soak your baseball cap for 10 to 15 minutes in water.

Washing a cap

Step 3: After soaking, rinse your cap under cool water to remove all dirt and detergent, then pat dry using towel or a brush.

brushing a cap after wash

Step 4: To reshape the hat, fill it with a towel and allow it to air dry. Avoid placing your headgear in the dryer.

Things to Avoid

Technically, you can clean your cap in the dishwasher or the washing machine. However, you should avoid doing so. These are, at best, forceful, abrasive cleaning methods that go beyond what a cap requires. In the worst-case scenario, you will wind up with a deformed mess.

Some baseball caps are not suitable for the cleaning method described here. For example, the soft brim of antique (or vintage-style) caps may disintegrate when wet and dry in the incorrect shape. For these caps, dry-cleaning is the best option (or a very gentle spot-cleaning, blotting up any liquid).


If your cherished baseball cap has accumulated grime and sweat from prolonged use, you can quickly restore its pristine condition with thorough hand-washing.

However, if the cap has reached the end of its lifespan, our garment printing services can provide you with a new cap with custom designs. Our hats are of the highest quality and available in various styles. We invite you to contact us today to explore options and elevate your headwear game.

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