4 Different Hat Materials and How To Clean Them

At Atzi Hats, we’re all about protecting and taking care of your hats with our hat carrier cases and hat cleaning supplies. The best way to clean your hat will depend on what material your hat is made from.

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There are different types of leather and finishing materials that will determine what cleaning materials you can use. For example, you can get oil stains out of a suede leather hat by covering the stain with chalk and then using a hat brush to rub out the chalk. You can also try to get the stain out with a rag dampened with distilled vinegar. Oiled leather hats usually have a coating on them to help protect them. You don’t want to wash that coating away, so if you need to wipe your hat with a wet rag, make sure it is only a little damp.

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Proper hat care isn’t always hard. The best thing about canvas hats is that you can usually just throw them in the wash if they need cleaning. Because of this, we recommend wearing a canvas hat when you know you’re going to get messy.

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Some wool hats can be washed on the delicate cycle in your washing machine, but don’t ever put them in the dryer! It’s best to hand clean it to avoid getting the hat too wet. You can still use laundry detergent mixed with water and use a rag to spot-clean.

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Baseball cap cleaning is another easy job since they’re often made of cotton, which is machine washable. Make sure you wash the hat with similar colors to avoid discoloring your hat or your clothes. If your hat has a stain, use a hat brush to rub in a stain remover and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before adding it to the washing machine.

Whatever kind of hat you like to wear, take care of it to help extend its life. Invest in proper supplies, like hat brushes and hat travel cases. Learn more about how to protect your hats.