Summer is the season for hats and quality hats have a high price tag. So how do you take care of your hats to make them last longer, stay cleaner and look newer?
1. Wipe/ brush them regularly
Even if your hat doesn't look dirty it helps to wipe it regularly. This will clear the dust, which otherwise tends to stick to the texture and with time gives the hat a worn look.
2. Wash by hand with a brush and mild soap
If your hat is visibly dirty, you'd better wash it manually with a brush and preferably only where it is dirty. If you can't spare the time use a washing machine on a hand wash program.
3. Dry to return the initial form
When your hat is washed and wet, tuck some towels, which can be wrapped in a clear plastic bag to prevent soaking. Dry your hat naturally - drying machine is an absolute No. Ironing is not recommended, not to mention that you'd find it really hard to iron a hat given its shape. Direct sunlight is OK if your hat is of light color but might bleach darker hats.
4. Store carefully
At the end of the season store your hat in a way that preserves its shape. Hang it on a hanger, place it upside down or tuck some old unnecessary clothes in a baseball-type of hat. Anyway, make sure your hat preserves its natural form through the months. Cramps that stay for a prolonged period are hard to mend.