How to Dye a New Era Fitted Cap

by Donna Tinus

Change the color of your cap.

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If you like your New Era fitted cap, but are not enamored with its team logo or the color, you can change it. Because New Era fitted caps are 100 percent cotton, they are ideal for dyeing. Fabric dye adheres well to cotton, so you should be able to achieve success changing the color of your cap.

Items you will need

  • Large bucket (or sink)
  • Rit liquid dye
  • Two large towels
  • Small bucket or tub
Step 1

Fill a large plastic or metal bucket, or large sink, with 2 gallons of hot water.

Step 2

Place the New Era fitted cap into the hot water until it becomes saturated. Remove and set it on a large towel.

Step 3

Add 1/2 bottle of desired color of Rit dye into the hot water. Mix the dye with a plastic spoon until the water is an even color.

Step 4

Place the cap into the hot water and mix it around with the plastic spoon. Keep moving it back and forth, up and down, and in circles in the water. Swirl it around for 10 to 30 minutes, or until it has become the shade you desire.

Step 5

Take the hat out of the bucket and place it directly into another bucket or tub so it does not drip on the floor.

Step 6

Bring the hat to a sink where you can run water over it. The kitchen sink or a bathroom tub is a good option.

Step 7

Rinse the hat in warm water. Gradually make the water cooler, until it runs cold. Continue to rinse the hat until the water runs clear.

Step 8

Lay the hat on another towel and use the towel to pat out as much water as possible. Allow the hat to air dry.


  • The longer the cap is in the dye the deeper the color it will become.


  • A fiberglass bucket or sink will stain.

Photo Credits

  • Zedcor Wholly Owned/ Images

About the Author

Donna Tinus has been a writer since 2005. She has a background in medical terminology and has written articles for various websites on topics such as family, finance, medicine, health, pets, gardening, beauty and relationships. Tinus holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Centenary College.