This dirty thing is my son's favorite hat. Do you have a hat in your family that looks familiar? It has seen many hot days and 2 weeks of baseball camp. Enough was enough. Time for a bath.
The only thing holding me back was my inexperience in...hat washing. I hemmed and hawed then finally just went for it. (Disclaimer: I am in no way a hat washing professional. This is what I did and it worked for me.) Here goes.
I poured a 2 or 3 tablespoons of liquid detergent into the sink...
and filled it with warm water to soak for over an hour.
I took it out and admired all the dirt that had fallen to the bottom.
Rinse it with cold water and try to gently squeeze water out.
I used a bunch of waded up plastic bags to act as a form while it dried.
My dryer has a rack feature so I stuck it in there on cool for 2 50 minute cycles. The bill was still wet but I let it air dry on the counter for the remainder of the time it needed. (Careful with those plastic bags in the dryer. A towel or a couple of t-shirts could also be used.)
I was surprised that it turned out so well. I was scared that it would look a little wonky when done. It looks perfect and no, I didn't photoshop the picture to make the hat look darker. :)
Now Vance can wear his favorite hat in public again!
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