The Specific Steps to Properly Wash Knitted Hats

The Specific Steps to Properly Wash Knitted Hats

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If the knitted hat is not cleaned correctly, the fiber and structure of the knitted hat may be deformed. Let's learn about the steps to properly clean knitted hats.

the specific steps to properly clean knitted hats

For people in colder climates, knitted hats are a go-to winter accessory. But frequent wear means that your hat has probably collected a lot of dirt, sweat, and other grime. To clean your knitted hats, it’s usually best to wash them by hand to preserve the hat’s shape and elasticity. The followings are the specific steps to properly clean knitted hats.

(1) Fill a sink with clean, cold water to wash a knit hat. You can also use a plastic bucket or tub instead of a sink. Make sure the water is deep enough that you can fully submerge your knitted hats.

(2) Check your knitted hats' care label before determining what material it’s made from. If the label has been cut off and you can't determine the material, hand-wash it using cold water to be safe. Warm water can shrink certain materials.

(3) Fill a sink with lukewarm water to wash a cashmere or wool hat. Make sure that the water is just warm to the touch—wool fabric shrinks at high temperatures. If you have a thermometer on hand, experts recommend a temperature of 85°F (29°C).

(4) Mix a few drops of mild detergent into the water. Don’t add too much soap—a good rule of thumb is to add about 1 teaspoon (4.9 mL) of detergent per 1 gallon (3.8 L) of water. Using your hand, mix the water and soap together to make sure it’s evenly dispersed.

(5) Drop the hat into the water and swirl it around for 2-5 minutes. You can also gently squeeze the hat several times in a row so it absorbs and then releases water. Avoid stretching the knitted hats or rubbing them against themselves, which can result in a misshapen hat or pilling.

(6) If your knitted hat is stained, carefully massage soapy water into the affected area to lift the stain. You can also leave it soaking for a longer period of time to help loosen the stains.

(7) Rinse your knitted hats with clean, cool water. You can drain the soapy water out of the sink and refill it with clean water, or dump out your tub and add new water. Press the soapy hat against the bottom or side of the tub to absorb water, then squeeze it gently to release the water. Repeat this until the soap residue is gone.

(8) If you are washing knitted hats made of a particularly delicate material, such as cashmere, do not rinse it under running water to avoid stretching.

(9) Ball up the hat and press it against a hard surface to remove water. Using your hands, squish the wet knitted hats into a loose ball and gently press it against the side of the sink or bucket to get rid of excess water.

(10) Don't wring it out, which can destroy your knitted hats’ shape and elasticity.

(11) Roll the hat in a dry towel to press out more water. Spread a clean towel across a flat surface, then place the knitted hats flat on top of the towel. Starting at one end of the towel, start rolling the towel and the knitted hats together into a tight roll. After you’ve completely rolled up the towel, press down firmly on the towel so it absorbs more water from the knitted hats. Unroll the towel and remove the knitted hats.

(12) Dry the hat completely by laying it flat in a well-ventilated space. Place it on a mesh drying rack or a dry towel to finish drying. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, which could cause the color to fade. Don't use a hair-dryer, either, which can cause certain fabrics to shrink.

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