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How to Wash a Hat

Sweat and regular wear means hats can get dirty fast. Here’s how to remove stains, dirt and odor from your trucker hat, baseball cap or beanie quickly – without ruining it!

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Your favorite trucker hat, dad hat, or snapback baseball cap not only brings the style but also keeps the sun and sweat from your eyes – which leads to stains and odor. Luckily, you can clean and deodorize most hats in a few easy steps with OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover.


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1. Check colorfastness

Before you clean your hat, read the manufacturer’s care label inside the hat and check the fabric for colorfastness. To do this, moisten a paper towel or clean white rag with warm water, and press onto an inconspicuous area of the hat, such as inside the band. If any of the color comes off onto your towel, do not submerge the hat in water.

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2. Mix

Fill provided scoop in OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover to line 2 to 4 per gallon of water and mix (follow instructions on the package) until dissolved. Try using a sink, laundry tub, or bucket.

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3. Soak

Submerge your hat in the OxiClean™ solution and swish around. Soak for at least 15 minutes or up to 6 hours to help brighten colors and counter dinginess.

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4. Wash or Rinse

If your hat is machine washable (check the inner label or manufacturer's website for instructions), wash on a low-spin or delicates cycle with cool water. If your hat cannot be machine washed, rinse it thoroughly with cold water.

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5. Air Dry

Remove your hat from the washer, reshape (try putting on a pot or bunching up a towel inside to keep the rounded shape) and all it to air dry. Do not tumble dry snapbacks, trucker hats, baseball or dad caps as that can cause them to lose their shape.

Do not use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends, leather or fabrics labeled dry clean only.
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