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    I don't really know where to put this thread, so please move it if it needs to go somewhere else.

    I have several baseball hats that I wear quite a bit that I would like to clean up and make look a little better. What is the best way to do this without messing the hats all up??

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    I think it goes into the Baseball-101 forum.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by duckydps View Post
      I don't really know where to put this thread, so please move it if it needs to go somewhere else.

      I have several baseball hats that I wear quite a bit that I would like to clean up and make look a little better. What is the best way to do this without messing the hats all up??
      What I always do is the following.

      Take a soft brush and a bit of soap. Before you start to clean it, make sure that you put duck tape on the inside of the crown, so it will stay in shape. Next you clean your cap with warm water (NOT HOT). Be careful with using the brush. Don't push too hard, especially with the logo. Rinse it so the soap will get out. I always use some linen bags to put it inside the cap when it dries. It also prevents the cap from losing shape.

      That is what I always do, but maybe you can bring them to a dry cleaner as well.

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      • #4
        You can buy a "cage" to put the cap in and place it in the dishwasher or washing machine.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
          You can buy a "cage" to put the cap in and place it in the dishwasher or washing machine.

          http://www.mileskimball.com/mileskim...de=10658000007
          I remember those when I was a kid they don't really work that good, the cap still gets messed up. It's better to hand wash it.
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          • #6
            I'm guessing you're talking about NewEra hats here. If it isn't one of the new polyester hats (with the black underbrim, instead of the off-white one) then it will shrink if it gets wet. This is my experience at least. I've never washed a hat, but I've had a couple ruined by being caught out in the rain. I also fitted a couple by soaking it while it was on my head (by having a shower wearing the hat) and then wearing it for a few hours until dry.

            So from my experience, just make sure you don't accidentally shrink the hat.
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            • #7
              I know if you hand wash a Cooperstown Cap co. cap with the leather band and wear it wet it will fit perfectly to your head.
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              • #8
                I've heard to either:

                A) Have it dry cleaned
                B) Get one of those cages and you can wash it in the washing machine if you'd like...I asked the woman at the hat store and she said the new cages actually stretch the hat out during washing, that way it doesn't lose the shape and everything like that, and it'll go back to normal size/shape when you take it off.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Richmond Hill Phoenix View Post
                  I'm guessing you're talking about NewEra hats here. If it isn't one of the new polyester hats (with the black underbrim, instead of the off-white one) then it will shrink if it gets wet.
                  I beleive that the new hats actually aren't supposed to shrink...the old ones with the grey underneath the brim shrunk when they were wet, which is why many players, such as Eric Gagne, would wear hat sizes a little big, so when they sweat the hat would shrink to the perfect size for thier head. I've read complaints from current players because the new hats don't/aren't supposed to shrink.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by n3rd View Post
                    I beleive that the new hats actually aren't supposed to shrink...the old ones with the grey underneath the brim shrunk when they were wet, which is why many players, such as Eric Gagne, would wear hat sizes a little big, so when they sweat the hat would shrink to the perfect size for thier head. I've read complaints from current players because the new hats don't/aren't supposed to shrink.
                    Ya, that's what I was saying.
                    If it isn't one of the new polyester hats (with the black underbrim, instead of the off-white one) then it will shrink if it gets wet.
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