S.B. asks from Dover, NH on May 15, 2009
How Do You Clean Baseball Caps???
Hi Folks- My 3 year old loves to wear baseball caps--my problem is how do you clean them? I am afraid to put them into the washing machine or they will get runied. Any advice would be great!
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Thanks everyone for your help--I never would have thought of the dishwasher!
M.V. answers from Hartford on May 19, 2009
Had many baseball caps in the house- put them in the dishwasher- not with dishes- been doing it for years.
L.Z. answers from Boston on May 18, 2009
I know you've gotten a ton of responses already, but I wanted to add that my husband's hat goes through the washer all the time (he leaves it wrapped in his dirty clothes which I refuse to separate for him!!) and it ends up totally fine. When I find it there, I just take it out and let it air dry and the shape is normal!
M.P. answers from Boston on May 17, 2009
Try the top rack of the dishwasher. They also make plastic molds that hold the hat while washing. Good luck.
K.S. answers from Lewiston on May 16, 2009
I wash my husbands hats in the washer all the time. I never put them in the dyer. I shape them and let them air dry. Learned that the hard way. I put them in a pillowcase and tie the end off. I also pre-treat too.
I've never had and problems.
S.K. answers from New London on May 16, 2009
We put ours in the top rack of the dishwasher. It works very well.
A.G. answers from Boston on May 15, 2009
they have special hat cages you can buy to clean them in either the dishwasher or washer. I think you can get them at any store
M.G. answers from Boston on May 16, 2009
My mother actually use to put them in the dishwasher on the top shelf...with nothing else in it.. the steam as great and kept them looking new. They do have those plastic holders now that you can buy (cheap at walmart, ect) that allows you to put it in a washing machine as well. I think it is to help keep its shape...
J.M. answers from Boston on May 16, 2009
Put them in the top shelf of your dishwasher and drip dry. They make a plastic mold to put them over when you wash them like that but it is usually adult sized. They should be fine all on their own. You can pretreat any stains with regular laundry detergent too.
D.C. answers from Boston on May 16, 2009
try washing them in the dishwasher. I do this all the time with my son's caps... You can also purchase a shape saver to use in the dishwasher or washing machine.
K.K. answers from Boston on May 16, 2009
I machine wash my husband's and son's all the time, they come out fine. Just don't put them in the dryer,
S.M. answers from Providence on May 16, 2009
My brothers always put them in the dishwasher!