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Summer Hats: Take Good Care Of Them

summer hat

Summer hats are chic and an excellent and practical accessory.

Summer is the season for hats and quality hats have a high price tag. So how do you take care of your hats to make them last longer, stay cleaner and look newer?

1. Wipe/ brush them regularly

Even if your hat doesn’t look dirty it helps to wipe it regularly. This will clear the dust, which otherwise tends to stick to the texture and with time gives the hat a worn look.

brush

Regularly brush your hats to take off the dust and dirt

2. Wash by hand with a brush and mild soap

If your hat is visibly dirty, you’d better wash it manually with a brush and preferably only where it is dirty. If you can’t spare the time use a washing machine on a hand wash program.

hand wash

Gentle washing methods are crucial for preserving the natural shape of the hat and its material

3. Dry to return the initial form

When your hat is washed and wet, tuck some towels, which can be wrapped in a clear plastic bag to prevent soaking. Dry your hat naturally – dryig machine is an absolute No. Ironing is not recommended, not to mention that you’d find it really hard to iron a hat given its shape. Direct sunlight is OK if your hat is of light color but might bleach darker hats.

towels

Tuck towels to allow the hat return its previous shape while drying

4. Store carefully

At the end of the season store your hat in a way that preserves its shape. Hang it on a hanger, place it upside down or tuck some old unnecessary clothes in a baseball-type of hat. Anyway, make sure your hat preserves its natural form through the months. Cramps that stay for a prolonged period are hard to mend.

hat hanger

How you store your hats determines what you’ll get at the start of the next season

UByDesign offers a selection of summer hats and of course you are welcome to join in and upload your unneeded summer hats for sale.