How To Wash A Hat Without Damaging It?

Can you wash a hat in the washing machine?

Place the hat into the washer (alone or with a smaller load of laundry so it doesn’t lose its shape) with a mild detergent and wash with warm water on a gentle cycle.

You can even place your hat in a hat form to prevent it from losing form in the washer.

How do you get sweat stains out of hats?

1. Get Sweat Stains Out of Hats by Hand Washing

  • Fill a sink or bucket with warm water. Add 1 tablespoon of powdered or liquid laundry detergent.
  • Spot treat stains.
  • Place the hat in the water and swish it around a few times.
  • Rinse with cool water.
  • Let the hat air dry.

How do you know if a hat is washable?

Read the Label

Look for a tag with washing instructions. If it says dry-clean only, then you know what to do. If the care label says it’s machine washable, follow the instructions.

Will washing a hat shrink it?

If it’s made of cotton that is not preshrunk, the natural cotton fibers will easily shrink in the washing machine and dryer, even in low heat. You could also wash baseball hats by hand. Likewise, if you have a polyester hat, putting it in the washing machine and dryer can shrink it.