Washing a Hat

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by monke, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. monke macrumors 65816

    monke

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    I have a white, flexfit hat, that needs to be washed.

    Any recommendations? Anyone here ever done it before? :)
     
  2. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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  3. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I don't have any personal experience w/ washing a hat but honestly, I knew someone who would throw hats away if/when they got dirty, and just buy a new one! :eek:
     
  4. monke thread starter macrumors 65816

    monke

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    Throwing them out when they got dirty. :eek: That would be like throwing out a PC when it got a virus. :p :D

    Thanks for the link Allotriophagy. I've read some guides before, but wanted to know if anyone here and done it before.
     
  5. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    Ive put a hat in the dishwasher before with a reinforcement cage type thing on it before. The cage gizmos are available from Lids and look something like this

    Hopefully this will help you out.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I throw mine in the wash when I wash clothes, Just get that hat shaper thing and let it air dry.

    note:this won't work on fitted wool baseball caps.
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    In the dishwasher? :confused:
     
  8. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    I've heard of this, too, but haven't done it. I filled a bowl with hot water and detergent and soaked the hat for 24 hours or so. A little bleach for a white hat will help it along as well. Let it sun dry for additional bleaching.
     
  9. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

    bbarnhart

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    I've washed plenty of hats in the upper rack of the dishwasher. No dishes or pan were in the dishwasher. Just hats. The hats I wash are hats I wear outside and they're all sweaty and dirty.

    If your dishwasher doesn't have a 'hat' setting, try the delicate cycle. And, I also used a tiny amount of dishwasher detergent. When done, I let them dry and shape them as they dry.
     
  10. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

    jayb2000

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    its the Ball Cap Buddy!

    http://www.lids.com/pid/00705
    The plastic Ball-Cap Buddy is easy to use for washing Ball-Caps in the washing machine or the top rack of the dishwasher. Use for standard, duck-billed hats and visors. An excellent way to store hats too. Made in U.S.A.
     
  11. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    personally I'd just take it to a laundromat and throw it in a tumbler-type (as opposed to an agitator-type) machine. Less chance of it getting utterly squished...
     

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