To some people, drying a baseball hat after washing it or getting it wet may not seem like a big deal, but for avid hat wearers and collectors, it's serious business. Most baseball hats, typically made of wool, are prone to shrinking when they get wet, making it essential to dry them properly to retain just the right shape. Fortunately, the process is simple and ensures that your hat fits your head for a long time.
Pat the baseball cap with a towel, drying it as much as possible.
Place the baseball cap on a coffee can or similar container to help it keep its shape as it dries.
Wear the baseball cap as it dries in order to achieve the best fit on your head.
Because washing your hat can change the shape and size, only wash your hat if it is absolutely necessary. Spot clean with a water and vinegar mixture whenever possible.
Hand wash your baseball cap in a sink full of lukewarm water and a capful of gentle detergent. Soak it briefly -- not more than five minutes in the water.
Do not scrub or twist the cap around too much in the water when washing; it can become misshapen.