Washing a hat is not as easy as washing clothes even though they are made of the same material, because hats have a shape and can be damaged if carelessly put into the washing machine just like that. Also, the method for washing hats varies, depending on the material used to make the hat. Washing cotton hats are certainly different from those made of straw. Also, not all hats have washing instructions labels. Apart from that, before we continue, you can also try to design your own dad hat if you desire a hat that is unique and simple.
So, how to properly wash a hat if it doesn’t have label instructions? Check out the tips for washing hats based on the following hat material:
Cap Material Cotton
Soak the hat in cold water that has been given the detergent for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold tap water until all of the soap is gone. Remove any excess water that has soaked into the hat by placing it on a clean towel and patting it gently until all of the drips are gone. Hang the hat to dry naturally in the wind.
Hat Material Wool
Soak the hat in cold water that has been given a special detergent for wool for 30 minutes. The detergent will reduce the possibility of discoloration or other damage. Also, avoid using warm or hot water so that the color does not fade and changes elasticity. Rinse with cold tap water until all of the soap is gone. Let the hat air dry naturally. Do not wring to prevent damage.
Straw Hat Material
Remove the ornament from the hat, if you have one. Clean the hat with a soft brush to remove dust and dirt. Wipe with a cloth dampened in warm soapy water and rinse with a cloth dampened in clean water. Avoid wiping the hat too wet to prevent the straw from shrinking. Use baby powder to remove oil stains and let stand for an hour or two, clean with a soft brush. For sweat stains, use a rag dampened with half a teaspoon of ammonia and water for dark straw, or half a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and water for light-colored straw.