How to hand wash a hat?

How to clean a hand washable pre-shaped hat / cap?

  1. Soak hat in a bucket with lukewarm water with gentle detergent.
  2. Spot clean the hat first if necessary.
  3. Rinse all the soap / detergent off with warm water.
  4. Using a dry towel to absorb the water.
  5. Reshape the hat and air dry in shade.  If necessary, put the hat on a mannequin or a hat stand, or even a flower pot to retain the hat shape.