Regardless of what sport they play, all athletes have to deal with sweat, and usually lots of it. The sports manufacturing industry has made great strides toward controlling sweat and preventing it from ruining a player’s on-the-field abilities, and one such attempt is Nike’s Dri-FIT technology. Nike produces these Dri-FIT garments to help to properly ventilate the body, moving sweat into the fabric where it can evaporate faster. If you need to clean your Nike Dri-FIT hat, you must take care as improper cleaning can ruin the color, fit or sweat-proofing abilities of the hat.
Fill a sink or tub with cold water. Add 1 cup of powder laundry detergent to the running water to form suds.
Submerge the Nike Dri-FIT hat into the water and allow it to sit in the washing solution for about 2 minutes. This will allow the water and soap to properly saturate the surface.
Agitate the hat in the water to ensure the hat is completely covered with the cleaning solution. If you are working with stains, use a soft rag or sponge to gently scrub the stained areas.
Rinse the Nike Dri-FIT hat in cold water to remove residual suds. Repeat soaking, scrubbing and rinsing until the hat is clean.
Allow the hat to air dry in a warm, dry area. Do not put the hat in direct sunlight, as the light can cause discoloration of the fabric. Allow the hat to dry completely before wearing.
Samantha Volz has been involved in journalistic and informative writing for over eight years. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with a minor in European history. In college she was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and completed a professional internship with the "Williamsport Sun-Gazette," serving as a full-time reporter. She resides in Horsham, Pennsylvania.