Caps and baseball caps are popular with children and adults. To maintain an attractive look, they need care and washing, because from constant wear they are contaminated. Dust accumulates on the headgear, sebaceous secretions and sweat from the skin and hair are absorbed. Perform cleaning and washing so as not to spoil the thing and keep the shape of the visor. And for this you need to know how to wash the cap, some secrets and subtleties of the process.
What you should pay attention to first
When the cap requires cleaning or washing, you must first study the properties of the material from which it is sewn. There should be a care label inside. Most products can be washed in warm water by hand or machine.
- Jeans and cotton are perfectly washable and do not sit down after washing. Such products are not afraid of detergents and hot water.
- There are special washing rules for caps made of drap, wool and leather. Use slightly warm water and a powder or gel for this type of fabric. It is recommended to rinse after cold water with the addition of wool conditioner. Leave the product in a basin so that the glass is water and only then proceed to drying.
- Leather hats are dry cleaned.
- Colored baseball caps cannot be washed with products containing bleach. Suitable for them powder for children's clothing.
- Fur and velor caps are allowed to be cleaned only in a dry way, but it is better to give dry cleaning.
Deposits of grease and sweat on the cap will help remove the dishwashing detergent. It perfectly dissolves fat. You can remove persistent pollution with household soap, but make sure that there are no stains. Before washing, you can wipe the dirt with wet baby wipes.
Rules for washing a hat
Before starting the wash, check if the fabric is shedding. This can be easily verified with a sponge with a detergent composition. A small area is wiped from the inside and left to dry. A dry product is inspected for ink fading and for prints on the other side. If there are no visible changes, then you can erase the cap without fear. The detection of “stains” and stains indicates that only water washing or a dry cleaning method is acceptable.
The visor requires special attention. Caps with plastic inserts in the middle of cotton and synthetic material can be washed in any way. Washings with cardboard canopies cannot be washed and dampened. Otherwise, the cardboard will become sour, warp and will not restore shape. Remove dirt on such products by delicate cleaning.
The starching operation is capable of stiffening softened tissues. In 1 liter of water dissolve 3 tbsp. l starch. The cap is rinsed in the resulting composition or left for 20 minutes to enhance the effect. The product is shaped and dried.
Do not get carried away with frequent washing of a cap. Preventive measures will help to maintain a bright color and presentable appearance for longer. The cap removed from the head is left for a while for ventilation. Remove fresh dirt with a stain or stain remover. Dry cleaning with a clothes brush will remove minor impurities.
Features of Hand Wash
The result of washing the baseball cap manually will depend on the preparation. Begin by cleaning the outer fabric of the cap.
To remove the "dry" dirt on both sides of the visor will help the clothes brush. Hair, dust, fibers of other fabrics, pet hair are removed with a sticky roller for clothes. For such cases, a strip of wide adhesive tape is suitable. Salinity, severe dirt and stains are treated with a stain remover without aggressive components.
For washing, it is necessary to prepare a small basin or bowl with warm water no higher than 40 °. You will also need a soft cloth, a clothes brush, and a sponge to rinse. A liquid detergent or washing powder suitable for this type of fabric is suitable.
Hand Wash Technology:
- Prepare a detergent composition of water and powder.
- Moisten a napkin in soapy water and, holding the product by the visor, sequentially clean the headgear from the front side. Then they are treated inside out.
- They start the visor at the end, trying to moisten it minimally.
- Rubbing on the fabric is not necessary. The bezel requires more attention and effort, as the most greasy part from contact with the skin.
- When the entire surface is rubbed with a soapy composition, then rinse begins. To do this, use warm or cool water. Wet sponge should be carried out over the entire surface several times.
To apply a soap solution, a toothbrush is successfully used. It is especially convenient to handle the visor, the contours of stripes, logos, and trim. To protect from soapy water, a sticker on the visor will help several layers of cling film that you need to wrap around.
Caps are made of many materials for different purposes today: sports cloth, men's winter hats made of leather and fur, and elegant women's caps made of felt or wool. For all varieties, special care is provided.
To start, study the recommendations on the label or in the instructions for the headgear. Often there is a ban on the use of bleach, spin, etc. High temperatures are usually contraindicated, the use of an iron.
A baseball cap with a plastic visor can be washed. The cardboard version is a problem, but even in this case a partial wash is possible.
Since washing in the machine will be gentle and short-lived, first remove large soiling from the fabric with a brush or a damp sponge. If necessary, briefly soak the hat with a gentle stain remover.
Advice from Miss Purity Magazine
It is better to put the cap in a special protective bag before sending it to the drum.
We erase in the typewriter: instruction
A modern washing machine involves high-quality care for a lot of delicate fabrics and products, this list also includes hats.
How to wash caps in the washing machine:
- Pay attention to the fabric from which the product is sewn. Usually it is natural matter, sometimes synthetics are found. Consider the features of the fabric when choosing a washing mode.
- It is best to use the delicate wash function in the typewriter. Water temperature should not exceed 30-40 degrees.
- Disable the spin function or set the minimum speed.
- Machine drying is prohibited: it is better to gently squeeze the baseball cap out with your palms and dry it in natural conditions: in a ventilated room without using a hair dryer, iron, etc.
- Use gentle powders, and better - gels and capsules.
- If you wash the garment with other clothes, do not forget to sort by type of material and color scheme.
To maintain the correct bend of the visor, place a roller from clothes under it and secure it with stationery rubber over the mesh bag.
The manual washing method will protect the cap from deformation. In a basin, a hat is washed in cool water, the temperature is a maximum of 40 degrees. First, dissolve the detergent and thoroughly whip the foam, and then place the product in the basin, otherwise there will be difficult to wash out stains.
Soap can make the fabric tougher, which is undesirable for headgear. Use gels.
Wash the cap with a visor without sudden movements, do not twist, do not rub. Use a soft sponge. Do not forget to rinse thoroughly. Detergent residue may irritate the skin.
If the cap has a cardboard visor, then it will soften under the influence of water. But you can wash the partly. Wet the cloth outside the visor, rub it with soapy water and brush it with a brush or sponge. For point pollution, an old toothbrush is suitable. And the cloth on the visor is enough to wipe with a slightly damp cloth or sponge.
Also, baseball caps are better not to soak for a long time. Soak stain remover for 10-20 minutes and start active washing.
The first thing to do after machine or hand wash is to put a cap on the bottom of a three-liter can or on a mannequin so that it does not lose shape. Especially relevant advice for caps with a straight peak. An alternative is an inflated balloon. Or simply put a wet cap on your head to fix the shape, carefully remove and place on a horizontal surface.
To speed up the drying, put a terry towel under the cap - it absorbs water. Do not place the accessory on the battery or in the sun.
Easy test: rub the baseball cloth with a damp cloth. If it is colored, then the headgear fades from washing in warm water.
At the end of the season, pay attention to caps: wash them and store them clean, otherwise by the next summer you risk getting indelible old spots, and you will have to spend money on a new hat.
What to do if washing is prohibited
Of course, you should not send a leather and fur cap to the drum - the skin becomes loose and cracked, the fur rolls and takes on a terrible appearance.
Small impurities are easily removed with a sticky roller or a wide tape of adhesive tape. Try wet wipes with an alcohol solution.
Dryer solves more serious problems. Do not ignore the dirt on the caps, after all, you wear them on your head.
The presence of a visor and delicate fabric, as well as the decor of the cap can cause difficulties in care, but do not worry! Treat the thing with love and spend a little more time than you are used to, and then it will serve you for a very long time.
Wash the headgear trust machine. Only products that can be washed as indicated on the label can be cleaned. The temperature regime should be set to 40 ° for cotton and linen, for wool and synthetics - 30 °, and the mode switch - “hand wash”. Spin and dryer should not be used.
Somewhat unusual solution, but you can wash the cap in the dishwasher. Water in the device is supplied from below and will not spoil the thing. The dressing is placed in the compartment for glasses and cups. Orient the dome up. Apply a detergent.
Leather Baseball Cap Care
Leather caps cannot be washed like other things, otherwise the shape and appearance will be lost. Scuffs, stains are removed by dry means using special means.
Onions will successfully cope with impurities on the skin. In addition, it will eliminate stains and scratches. By cutting the bulbs in succession, they wipe the surface. As drying and contamination of the pulp make a new cut.
Wipe the cap clean with a soft flannel. Lemon juice or a slice of the fruit itself will help remove the smell of onions from a baseball cap. And from citrus, the product will gain additional gloss.
Large soiling on a leather cap is removed with a mixture of ammonia (1 tbsp.) With water (250 ml). A soft rag soaked in a solution, lightly handle the garment. More carefully walking along the rim and visor.
When the genuine leather cap has faded, the shine will return to it the coffee grounds. A small amount of coffee grounds is wrapped with a piece of cloth made of flannel or wool and wiped. Such a tool is suitable only for dark products. Light, white and colored leather caps will add shine to a mixture of egg white foam and milk.
Suede products after washing are blotted with a flannel rag or a thick towel. It’s right to immediately lubricate with glycerin to prevent suede from drying out.
It is forbidden to wring the cap out of any material or unscrew it. Excess moisture should be wet with a terry or waffle towel. For hats of light tones, only white towels are used.
After washing, the garment should be straightened to maintain its original shape. A wet hat is worn on an item that is suitable in configuration and size. For example, a balloon, a small ball, the bottom of a glass jar, pan, bottle. The surface of the fabric must be smoothed until the folds and folds disappear.
The cap is left on the frame until it dries completely.
The visor is simply laid out on a surface suitable for the profile, it can be a lid or a plate.
A flat and even visor is placed under a heavy object or a stack of books. He will not be able to twist and after drying will be smooth.
It is important to remember that baseball caps and caps cannot be dried at high temperatures. It is forbidden to leave them in the sun, radiators and heaters. The drying process should be gradual and natural.
It so happens that the cap may wrinkle. The bend looks ugly and causes discomfort when worn. It’s not difficult to change the situation.
A natural cloth or towel and water are required. Folds with a foam sponge should be thoroughly moistened with water. This will remove glue residue at the seams and soften them. They will become more malleable. Hands to give the cap the correct position. The product is turned over and placed in it with a damp cloth for 40-60 minutes. Then leave the cap in a free state or on a mannequin until it dries.
Correcting errors after drying will help moisturizing with water from a spray bottle. Wet material should be flattened and placed on a drying frame.
Before organizing the care of your own wardrobe, it is recommended to study the information on the label on how to wash the cap. The main problematic issue when cleaning is considered a violation of the shape of the product. The visor quickly deteriorates, so you have to be careful.
There are certain recommendations on how to wash a cap:
- basic washing requirements are indicated as special characters on the label. This information must be studied before washing the hat,
- washing powder is selected taking into account the characteristics of the material,
- do not activate the spin function so that the visor does not lose its shape. Otherwise, the thing can be thrown away,
- Manual washing will be the most gentle. You will help the cap to keep its shape and external data,
- in case when there is only one spot on the cap, do not wash it completely - remove only problematic contamination. Frequent water treatments are not good,
- Can I machine wash in a washing machine? Having such an aggregate, each user tries to discover something new for himself to make his work as easy as possible. Here, we immediately note that only textile products are allowed to be washed. For a baseball cap with a straight hard visor, delicate care is recommended. It is forbidden to send it to the machine - washing is done only by hand,
- Gentle detergents for children or gels are used. Such funds do not leave streaks, the cap will retain its hue.
Special attention is paid to the lateral parts of the headgear. They get dirty more when compared with a visor or horseback.
It seems to many that such work is complex. But if all the rules are followed, then the task will be solved.
How to wash a baseball cap from various materials?
Let's try to figure out how washing processes for hats from different materials differ.
This category of things is considered popular. A baseball cap looks stylish with a sports uniform. The problem is that washing such a thing is not recommended. Manual cleaning is intended for its cleaning.
What to do:
- laundry soap is rubbed, foam is whipped out of it, which is applied with a soft brush to the surface of the cap. Remains of dirt are removed with a damp cloth, the surface is wiped dry
- grate the problem area with onion juice. Such a measure will help restore brightness. The onion is cut in half, and they can rub the skin,
- it remains only to rinse the cap with lemon juice. The flannel is wetted in it, the surface is wiped. Such a measure will help get rid of the onion smell,
- drying is carried out in a place where sunlight does not fall - ultraviolet is harmful to the skin.
This procedure gives the product a "second life." The thing looks like a new one.
It is recommended to handle the product made of woolen material carefully. Such a hat is well processed, because from the frequent exposure of moisture to the material, it is able to change its shape - to sit down or stretch out.
A woolen baseball cap requires delicacy during washing. Processing such a product in cold water is not performed so as not to stretch it. Yes, and hot temperatures can have a negative effect.
From operation, the wool begins to stretch, and if this happens, the cap should be soaked in hot water for a certain time, after which it should be kept in cool water for about ten minutes.
It is recommended to use detergents designed specifically for this type of material. When washing, use an air conditioner that gives softness to the material during processing.
Woolen headgear should not be squeezed, it is dried in a horizontal form.
For such a material, processing is performed in water, the temperature regime of which does not exceed thirty degrees. Otherwise, your baseball cap will lose attractiveness. Aggressive products are contraindicated in such caps; the detergent composition must be carefully selected.
Головные уборы для зимнего периода стирать вообще не рекомендуется. Обрабатывают такие шапки сухим способом чистки. It is recommended to use the services of chemical cleaning of things, so that the product is taken up by professional specialists.
If you decide to wash your cap with a fur visor yourself, you will need the following cleaning products:
- baby powder,
- baking soda.
The product is sprinkled with the product, the layer is evenly distributed throughout the material. After that, combing is performed with a clothes brush.
Machine wash will cause the fur hat to lose its shape. It is allowed to use a soap solution in which brief soaking is performed (about ten minutes).
To get rid of dirty spots, it is advised to use a mixture of ammonia and medical alcohol. The compositions are mixed in the same proportions, the cap is rubbed, the place is sprinkled with semolina, which in this case plays the role of an absorbent.
The process ends with a thorough combing, so that the remaining funds are completely removed.
Cotton and linen
Cotton products are cleaned by hand or in a washing machine, unless the visor is plastic.
Natural fabric is a good choice, but it also needs to organize competent care.
How to wear cotton and linen hats:
- A cap made of white material is best washed manually or in a washer. The detergent can be laundry soap, baby powder, shampoo, dishwashing composition. To get rid of the stain, you can use a toothpaste that does not contain whitening particles. A cotton swab is taken, moistened with ammonia or hydrogen peroxide, a speck is rubbed. After some time, the cap can be washed with powder.
- If the baseball cap is sewn from multi-colored fabrics, washing is carried out in water, the temperature of which does not exceed thirty degrees, so that none of the shades fade. Cleaning is as follows. Powder eliminates downtime. It is poured into water, foamed, applied to the material. If there are stripes on the cap, then it is allowed to gently brush them several times. After making sure that the color does not fade, you can safely wash the cap. Otherwise, you will have to leave the powder foam for thirty minutes, then do the washing. There is one feature here - a stream of water is directed to the inner surface of the cap so that moisture flows through the fabric in the place where it is directed. Such a measure will help preserve color shades.
Cotton and linen products are considered the most popular. Stains from them are easily removed, but it is not recommended to run them. The cap should be washed away from sweat and sweat secretions and dust at least once a week.
This option is possible when it is forbidden to use a washing machine to wash the cap. "Dishwasher" is designed so that during processing the headgear will not move, and will maintain the position in which you leave it.
The washing process will be delicate, and after a while your cap will shine clean. It is allowed to add powder for washing caps to the machine, the required water temperature mode is set.
If the result is not achieved once, the remaining contaminants are removed manually. After this, it is recommended that the cap be sent a second time to the dishwasher.
By the way, it is best to place a baseball cap when washing on the top shelf of the machine, which is designed for glasses. The water jets will be guided gently and your cap will not get any damage.
This processing method will allow the product to maintain its original shape and visor integrity. To protect against damage, you can purchase a special bag in the shape of a baseball cap. It will protect the product from shock, will not allow the visor to bend. With such a precaution, if the material of which the thing is made possible allows the cap to be washed in a laundry machine.
Dry the cap correctly
Certain rules for cleaning a cap apply not only to its washing, but also to subsequent actions. After water procedures, you must properly dry your hat. To this end, it should:
- do not twist the product and do not hang it on a clothesline;
- for drying any headgear, a horizontal position is determined,
- The cap is shaped properly. To do this, there are several ways - a cap is put on a mannequin, a balloon or pulled on a jar of the right size. Some people prefer to fill in white paper
- direct rays of the sun falling on the material form creases, the cap dries up. Drying should be carried out in the shade or in a well-ventilated room.
Such precautions will help keep the product in its original shape. Note that in the first place they apply to products with straight visors.
A baseball cap is an accessory that will never go out of fashion. In addition, such a thing is noticeable, and it should be washed not only to extend the service life, but also to maintain a tidy appearance. Compliance with all requirements will help you maintain the shape and size of your favorite hat.