A baseball hat that is a grimy, sweaty mess can easily be restored to its original condition with a good washing.
To begin, take a look at the tag on the inside of the hat. That should tell you what your baseball hat is made of and the manufacturer’s standard washing instructions. If the tag is still there, great. Follow those instructions. If your tag is missing or unreadable, you will need to figure out what your hat is made of.
Baseball hats are typically made of the following materials:
Cotton twill is a strong and durable material with a “cotton” look and feel to it.
Cotton polyester is a tough, bright fabric blend that is often colorfast.
Jersey mesh is a durable, colorfast knit material, and is simple to wash.
Many people are concerned that washing a baseball hat will change the shape of the cap, wreck the brim, or cause overall shrinkage.
If you have a fairly new baseball hats made of cotton blend of some type or jersey knit, you can wash the hat in a clothes washer. Most current baseball hats use a plastic form to shape the brim, rather than cardboard. Plastic can withstand a clothes wash without...