First off there are many different methods to wash your fitted hat. There is no one size fits all washing method here. You will come across different blogs that suggest different ways such as hand washing it, placing your fitted hat in the washer alone or placing your fitted hat in the dishwasher. The fitted hats we are referring to in this article is strictly New Era 59Fifty fitted hats. I've tried placing a 59Fifty fitted hat in the washer and it completely killed my fitted by messing up the form and shape of the fitted. This is a personal experience, it may work out differently for you.
This is a very quick story that will explain how I discovered my method of cleaning my fitted hat. Living in New York, there's a large percentage of New Yorkers that do not check the weather. I do, but in this particular situation I didn't. It started pouring raining outside and I did not have an umbrella with me. I was wearing a 59Fifty baseball cap and was on my way to my destination. As disgusting as this may sound I saw brownish water drops dripping from the brim of my hat. I knew my hat was dirty because I never washed it before. When I got home I balled up a towel and stuffed it inside my hat so it would keep its form. After it dried i noticed how incredibly clean m fitted looked.
After being caught outside in the rain wearing my fitted hat and watching the rain flush out the dirt that was in the hat, I attempted to recreate that experience in the shower and this method has worked for me ever since. This is the only method I use to wash my fitted hat.
Very simple steps, so simple that you really do not need step by step instructions.
Alternatively you can wear the hat in the shower and receive the same cleaning, but you will have to take it off to get the dirt inside the hat. You can also use a spray bottle mixed with water & laundry detergent and spray the fitted while its under the shower. This method of washing your fitted or snapback hat is very similar to the dishwasher method. However, this method to cleaning a fitted hat is unique to me.