Golf Hats Frequently Asked Questions
How to wash golf caps
We’re going to give you some tips on how to wash your golf hat so it stays crisp and clean. Before submerging any water though, we need to check whether the colour will run. Take a clean white cloth and dampen a corner, then rub the fabric. If colour transfers from the hat to the cloth, then don’t soak your hat in water and instead skip forwards to ‘how to remove sweat stains from golf caps’. If no colour transfers, then you’re fine to wash it with the following method.
First of all, we wouldn’t recommend using your washing machine to clean your golf hat. The high temperatures and spin could damage the fabric and do more harm than good. Instead, hand wash your hat and use a gentle stain remover.
Fill a bowl with warm water and your choice of gentle fabric soap. Lather this up and submerge the hat for an hour or so, occasionally stirring the water and rubbing at the hat band. When you’re happy with the sweatband’s clarity, rinse the hat under clean water until it runs clear and pat it dry with a hand towel.
How to remove sweat stains from golf caps?
Sweat stains means your golf cap is doing its job – keeping sweat from your eyes during hot days on the course. However, sweat stains can ruin the fabric of a good golf hat, let alone being unsightly when you remove it. This method is a safe way to wash just the sweatband of the hand, minimising any risk of colour fading or run-off.
To clean just the localised area of the sweatband in your golf hat, use baking soda and vinegar. Take four tablespoons of baking soda and one quarter of a cup of water (about 60ml). Mix this into a paste and apply it to the sweatband using a toothbrush. Rub the area in small circular motions, then leave the hat to sit with the paste on it for no longer than an hour.
Then, spray the sweatband with white wine vinegar and give the band a few more circular scrubs for good measure. Rinse it with cold water and pat dry with a towel before leaving it to air dry naturally in an open space.