When it comes to golf hats, there are a lot of questions that people have. One of the most common is how often should I wash my hat?
The answer may surprise you! In this article, we will explore how to wash golf hats and what type of detergent works best.
We’ll also cover how to care for your hat while it’s in the process of being washed as well as after it has been washed.
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Slow down! You might ruin your hat.
To properly wash a golf hat, first figure out what type. The majority of new hats are colorfast and cotton-based so these instructions will work well.
It’s important that you use the right detergent to clean your golf hat. To test if soap is suitable, rub a small cloth on the underside of your cap. If the cloth comes back clean then proceed with soap. However, if there’s still some fiber stain on the cloth after cleaning for 10-30 seconds (depending on how dirty your golf hat has become), wash with detergent instead of just soap–you need more abrasives than just soap!
Don’t use these instructions if your hat is made of wool, felt, leather or silk.
Ask the maker for instructions on how to clean it instead.
Cleaning your golf hat by hand
This technique requires the use of water, a sink or bucket, detergent, and an old toothbrush.
- Fill your sink with water. It should not be really warm. If you are not sure, just use cool water.
- Add detergent to the water before filling. Dish soap will also work, but laundry detergent or a specialized stain remedy such as Zout will work better.
- If your hat is soiled or dusty, use soap. Rinse with water and scrub the dirt out of your hat using a toothbrush to scrub away accumulated grime around the brim and fold, where sweat often collects. Use shampoo to lift sweat stains from the fabric when needed, but be careful not to scrub too hard near any stitches because you might otherwise ruin or fray them.
- If your hat still dirty, you can soak it in soapy water for a few hours – 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on how dirty it is. Swish the hat around during the soaking process to clean it while scrubbing any stains with a toothbrush.
- It is important to rinse the hat off after it has been washed with a soapy mix. When you are washing your hat, make sure that any soap residue is all gone.
- After washing your hat, let it drip dry instead of wringing it out. Be careful not to use too much pressure when handling the wet fabric because shaping the hat is important.
- In order to dry your golf hat, you should pat it dry and then air-dry it. To shape the hat, place it on a container like a jar or other small item instead of crumpling up the cap on an exposed surface. Dryers are not recommended because they can damage hats.
That sounds like hard work, can I use my washing machine?
No. This is not a good idea because the suds and detergent in your washing machine can discolor or damage the fabric on your golf hat. If it has stains, this may worsen them too.
After you have soaked the cap and rinsed it off with cool water, put it into cold water that is no hotter than 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). Avoid fabric softener when doing this step as well to avoid any residue from getting onto the surface of your golf hat.
If you are still using bleach for whites now might be a good time to reconsider! You should also consider how comfortable you will be wearing a wet hat while playing golf if there isn’t enough ventilation at your course.
My hats stained, how can I fix this?
– Use a laundry stain remover to clean the hat. The texture of the fabric, color, and material may influence how you’ll need to use it. Check out your washing instructions for more information on what kind of detergent is appropriate
– Presoak the cleanser in cool water before adding it onto your golf hat and rub into stains with a sponge or soft bristle brush
– Rinse off any residue from the surface by soaking in cold water that’s no hotter than 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).
Frequently Asked Questions
Typically golf hats will last years, however, if the fabric of the hat begins to feel rough or brittle, it may be time for a new one.
- Replace your golf hat if the fabric feels dry and stiff
- If there is any sign of holes in the material after playing too much golf on a regular basis
- When you notice that the brim has begun to curl up at its edges
It's important to maintain your hats so they'll last longer.
Store them away from direct sunlight when not being used (either inside or out) as UV rays can damage fibers over time. This will also help keep bugs off of them!
Restoring the shape of the hat is an easy fix. Simply wet the brim of your hat by spraying it with a hose or pouring water on it and then grab both ends to stretch out the shape from top to bottom. The more you do this, the better chance that the fabric will shrink back up into its original form as well!
How To Wash Golf Hats - Conclusion
Washing your golf hat is a daunting task, but one that can be easy if you know how to do it right. Whether it’s for new or old hats, keep these tips in mind and your golf hat will last you years!