Easy Way to Clean Baseball Caps

by Joshua McCarron ; Updated July 18, 2017

Most modern caps have plastic brims.

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A baseball cap is a fashion accessory as much as it is a part of a baseball uniform. Caps are worn with virtually any type of clothing and are used to showcase a favorite team, advertise a business or cover up a messy head of hair. Washing a baseball cap can be tricky, because the caps tend to lose shape during the process. Most caps are cotton or polyester instead of wool, so the process is not quite as challenging and shrinkage is less of an issue.

Put your cotton or polyester baseball cap in your washing machine, and wash as you would a regular load, in cold water with clothes of a similar color.

Place the cap on a plastic cap mold or a large coffee can to air-dry, so it will retain its shape.

Wash wool caps by hand in your sink, using mild detergent and a clean cloth. Try not to saturate the cap completely and place it in a mold to dry.


  • Ask about plastic cap molds at the retailer where you purchased your cap.

    A mannequin head would also work for air-drying your baseball cap after washing — if you can find one and want to go to the expense.

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About the Author

Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.