In this modern era, people’s choices and opinions are changing. Some people enjoy collecting luxury watches, some people enjoy collecting sports cars, some people are crazy about clothing, and some people are crazy about caps and hats.
For me, I have always been crazy about collecting caps. From my earliest childhood days, I would enjoy purchasing different kinds of hats. From structured, un-structured, and from snap back, twill, and flat caps, I have used and collected all.
Surprisingly, I’m still buying and collecting caps, and now have a cup-board full of caps. Buying and storing caps may seem easy, but maintaining their original form requires a lot of hard-work and process. There were times that after just a few months of use, my caps would get misshaped, dirty, and torn apart and always found a way to the trash bin.
But having changed my strategy, I can now preserve them for years, maybe generations without having to worry about them getting dirty. I have adopted and embraced new methods for washing my embroidered caps and hats, and today, I will be sharing the tricks with you all.
So without wasting any time, let us begin!
The most basic washing tips and tricks for your hats and caps.
Let us take a look at the most basic tips and tricks you can apply for washing your caps.
- Laundry is not recommended at all. It has been observed that a lot of people laundry their caps and hats. Laundering your headwear changes the shape and bill of your cap, may remove all the textures and colors, and overall ruin your cap. Your cap will survive much longer if you don’t laundry them at all. A high-quality washer can help you remove the stain but it is not advisable. Dryers and any other forms of electrical appliances related to washing is not recommended.
- Bleach is a complex chemical substance that can remove or fade the color of your cap. Bleach is a chemically engineered material so I advise you to not use it when washing your cap. You want the colors to remain its true, original form which is why avoid washing your cap with products having bleach as a substance.
- I have seen quite a lot of people washing their embroidered caps and hats in a dishwasher. Some people believe that using a dishwasher to wash your cap is a great practice, while some people believe it is just a myth. In my humble opinion, there is no need to wash your cap in a dishwasher when you can easily clean with your hands. Also, when washing your cap, avoid using any form of detergent having chemical substances, as it may damage your hat.
- As mentioned above, the best practice to effectively clean your headwear is by hand washing it gently. The method has worked brilliant for me, as now I’m able to sustain my headwear for longer period. With the help of a brush or a washcloth, clean the stained area and rub generously. You can try the soaking method or use the conventional form of hand washing your cap.
So these are some of the tips that you should consider when washing your caps. But let us get down to the business.
An easy, step-by-step process of washing your cap effectively.
For best results, follow the process as prescribed. This process is for hand-washing only.
- Fill your bucket with lukewarm water. Some people believe that hot water is the best for removing the stains, but lukewarm water is better for overall cleaning.
- As the water is filling in the bucket, add a spoon-full of detergent free from any chemical substance. Once the water is filled, mix the water and detergent thoroughly.
- Start cleaning the upper area of your cap with the help of a brush. Before washing the upper area, dip the cap completely and then follow the procedure for best results.
- After you have washed the upper portion of the cap, dip it in the water again, and let it dry for just a few minutes to see if the stain is removed. If not, repeat the process again.
- If during the cleaning process, your cap gets all soapy, wash it with lukewarm water and allow it to dry completely.
- Halfway through the process, let your cap dry completely. Once dried, use it gently but responsibly.