Zwei extragroße Caps von BigBrains Co hängen auf einer Wäscheleine. Im Hintergrund ist blauer Himmel zu sehen.

Keep Your Headwear Looking Great with Our Hat Care Instructions

Why is it important to follow headwear care instructions?

Caring for your lids is important to maintaining their appearance and prolonging their lifespan. Regular cleaning and care can prevent discoloration, expansion and shrinkage. If you follow the care instructions, you can also ensure that your cap remains comfortable to wear and does not lose its shape.

Hat care instructions for different materials

  • Cotton caps: Cotton hats can be hand washed or machine washed on a gentle cycle. Avoid using hot water or bleach and hang to dry.
  • Wool hats: Wool hats should be hand washed in cold water and a mild detergent. Avoid wringing or twisting the hat, otherwise your hat could deform when wet.
  • Polyester hats: Polyester caps can usually be machine washed in cold water and tumble dried on a low heat. Avoid using fabric softener. If your cap has a print or embroidery, we recommend hand washing or the gentle cycle.
  • Leather hats: Leather hats should be wiped clean with a damp cloth and mild soap. Avoid exposing them to water or heat.
  • Mesh hats and trucker caps: Mesh hats can be hand washed in cold water with a mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry.

Verschmutzte BigBrains XXL Cap

(Figure 1: If a cap is worn for a long time, dirt, grease or sweat stains often appear, especially on the brim.)

Tips for washing and cleaning caps, hats and beanies

  • Hand wash: Hand wash your lid with a mild detergent and cold water. Rinse thoroughly and shape while wet.
  • Machine wash: Machine wash them on a gentle cycle and in cold water. Place the hat, cap, or beanie in a mesh laundry bag to prevent damage and do not use fabric softener.
  • Spot cleaning: Use a gentle detergent and a soft cloth to spot clean the cap. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals.
  • Dry: Air dry hats by hanging them up or laying them flat. Avoid using a dryer, as this can shrink or damage the material. If you're using a dryer, choose a low heat setting and remove the hat while it's still slightly damp to avoid over-drying.

BigBrains Fivepanel Cap wird mit Reisewaschmittel gereinigt.

(Figure 2: Light stains can often be removed with a simple travel detergent and a little warm water.)

How often should you clean your baseball and snapback caps?

How often you need to clean your hat depends on how often you wear it and how much sweat and dirt accumulates in it. In general, it is recommended that you clean your hat every few months or as needed. Spot cleaning can also be done more frequently to keep your cap (and you) looking fresh.

Final thoughts on caring for caps, hats and beanies

Taking care of your caps doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. By following the care instructions for your hat, you can preserve its appearance and extend its life. Remember it is best to always air dry your cap and never use hot water or bleach. With the right care, you can wear your favorite beanies, hats, caps and headwear for years.

Our extra large caps from BigBrains are specially made to last you a long time. Discover them now.

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