How do you clean sweaty baseball caps?

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  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Oct 14, 2017
    we have a plastic form. Put the hat in it and throw it is the dishwasher

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Oct 14, 2017
    There are forms which you can buy that will help the cap keep it's shape. I've read that doing it in the dishwasher is the best way. Here's what I found on google using ' baseball cap shape holder '


    I see that while I was typing, Ann mentioned washing it in the dishwasher. I think the reason is the ingredients in the dishwasher detergent are no longer allowed in detergent for washing clothes due to some kind of pollution. There was a compromise when it happened, if I remember correctly. The amount in dishwasher detergent was lowered but it came out of clothes washer detergent.

    Good luck!

  • Rosemary Kelly Rosemary Kelly on Oct 14, 2017
    I've washed them in the washer and hang to dry. I know some people run them through the dishwasher.

  • Donna Stremke Donna Stremke on Oct 14, 2017
    In the dishwasher on the top rack

  • Jean Jean on Oct 14, 2017
    My son has tons of hats, I be done both dish washer and washing machine. I had best results with oxyclean ( the original powder) in the washer machine. Definitely use cap shaper to air dry.

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Oct 14, 2017
    I spray with Spray and Wash then throw in washing machine, remove and either re-shape and hang outside to dry or use hat form to shape and dry,

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Oct 14, 2017
    If you don't have a plastic form and would like to clean them before you find one, then wash by hand with shampoo and a short bristle scrub brush.
    Shampoo is designed to take scalp sweat and oil out of hair. It also takes it out of fibres.

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 14, 2017
    I agree with Jean. I put them in the washing machine with Oxy and my regular laundry soap. Put them on a soft ball and dry outside.

  • Sue Sue on Oct 14, 2017
    Hydrogen peroxide works better than bleach on biological stains (blood, sweat, urine); so very warm or hot water, soap and peroxide.