Learn more about how to wash a cap sewn in a cotton fabric. Washing and cleaning a baseball cap, flatcap, sixpence, eightpiece or a sailorcap of cotton. Washing and cleaning a baseball cap, flatcap, sixpence, eightpiece or a sailorcap of cotton.
Cotton material properties
Cotton is widely used because it is durable, accessible and comfortable to the skin. In caps we often use cotton as lining. Dark colored cotton will bleach by sunlight. In caps we often use cotton as a lining but also as an outer material in summer caps or canvas worker caps.
- High absorbency
- Attracting grime
- Long drying time
- Low insulation ability
- Dark colors will bleach in the sun
The cotton plant grows a fluffy natural fiber, used for 60% of the world clothing.
When a cap is made from cotton, it needs to be hand washed only. Use a mild detergent, and wash in lukewarm water.
If you worry about your cotton cap might shrink, know that virgin cotton naturally shrinks slightly (5-10%). Additional shrinking occurs when it is washed in hot water or left drying close to a heat device. The rapid drying causes the natural fibers to be crunched together.
To prevent shrinking in the drying process hang the clothes on a clothesline outside to naturally dry. In the winter let the cap dry laying on a towel somewhere not too close to a heat source.
How to wash a cotton cap
- Take a cleaning cloth
- Hand wash with soap
- Stuff cap with towel
Let the cap dry laying on a towel
Do not dry near a heating device.
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