4 Ways To Break In A New Hat

There’s nothing more fulfilling than getting a brand-new cap. But you don’t need to wait till your birthday to treat yourself to a sleek and stylish snapback.

At a Glance

  1. Just Wear It
  2. Wear it in the Shower
  3. Put it in the Washing Machine
  4. Soak it in Hot Water

If you prefer a casual, laid-back look, it might be worth it to try breaking in your new cap. The best way to do that is just to wear it (duh!), but if you want to explore other methods, just keep reading!

See Related: 5 Tips For Preventing And Fixing Hat Hair

a man wearing a baseball cap looking over a city bill new era cap tips brim create style bend worry wet heat moisture style pull brim curve hatsHow to Break in a Hat

There’s no wrong way to wear your favorite baseball cap. In fact, the way you wear your headwear will always come down to personal preference. That’s the beauty of it all!

Hats are easily the most versatile and practical of all accessories. You can use a cap to dress up or dress down your look. Or, you can simply don one when faced with a disaster of a hair day (we’ve all been there.)

But regardless of your reason for wearing a cap, you deserve to rock it with confidence and feel good about it!

One of the best parts about a new hat is the crisp material and fresh colors. But sometimes, you might prefer the comfortable and durable feeling that comes with a regularly worn piece of headwear.

If you want to break in your baseball caps, you need to go about it carefully. You don’t want to be too aggressive and cause some irreversible damage. And you should always keep in mind that it’s definitely not necessary to do this at all. Your hat will naturally conform to your head over time and “break in” on its own.

#1. Just Wear It

woman wearing an aloha hat from double portion supply bend create worry wet tight tips middle pull sweat idea curve shape bill curve brimBefore you start manhandling your hat and stretching it like a maniac, just stop. This forceful approach can result in a destroyed cap with little hope for recovery. Achieving the perfect fit is a process; you can’t rush perfection!

By far, the best way to break in a baseball cap is by just wearing it. This way, you won’t need to risk damaging your new ball cap and can enjoy sporting your newest accessory at the same time.

It’s important to take care of your hat if you want it to last. Treating your cap with care also shows respect for the craftsmanship. And when you buy a sleek, high-quality hat from Double Portion Supply, this becomes that much more important.

the inside of a hat store double portion supply breaking bill caps wool perfect fit curve crown bill two cuts bend broken bill brim bill cap bill cap

Double Portion Supply is a wholesale hat provider based in the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii

Whether you’re stocking up on custom-branded caps or shopping for a trendy Trucker hat, we’ve got it all and way more. We even offer personalized screen printing services for T-shirts if you need some promotional merch!

Our hats are made with premium materials and high attention to detail. But our commitment to the craft doesn’t end there – we even ship out all orders the very next day with speedy-quick FedEx 2-day shipping.

Simply wearing our beautiful caps is a great way to break them in. They’ll feel like a natural extension of your body as soon as you put it on!

solid hot pink snapback hat from double portion supply bill facing simply wear bit harder stop stretching loosen things

Solid Hot Pink Snapback Hat from Double Portion Supply

Bonus: The 9 Most Unique Corporate Gift Ideas For 2024

#2. Wear it in the Shower

Most of the time, when you buy a new ball cap, it can sit on your head rather uncomfortably. And it’s easy for your peers to tell that your hat is fresh off the shelves.

If you don’t have the patience to wait for it to conform to your head on its own, there are a few ways to speed up the process. But, again, and we can’t stress this enough – don’t proceed with any aggressive methods when breaking in your new baseball caps. You don’t want to distress it or ruin the stitching, embroidery, and overall craftsmanship.

the asat camo foam trucker hat from double portion supply perfectly centered bill shaping clay popping sound splendid dome

The Asat Camo Foam Trucker Hat from Double Portion Supply

Instead, only do things that will preserve the quality while helping the material better conform to the natural shape of your head. And this is one simple way to do just that.

Take a hot shower with your baseball hat firmly on your head. It might sound weird at first, but the steam and warm water will help the material to shrink around your head. And by wearing it, you can ensure that the fit is immaculate.

After you get out of the shower, keep your hat on your head until it dries completely.

#3. Put it in the Washing Machine

You need to be careful with this method. Though it’s pretty safe to toss an old, worn cap into the washing machine when you can’t get rid of the stench, it’s far from necessary for newer ball caps.

Be sure to put your hat in a mesh laundry bag or use a mold in order to maintain its shape. Don’t wash it with other clothes and only use cool or cold water. If you choose to add detergent, use mild liquid laundry detergent.

However, be aware that your hat may shrink. Don’t leave it in the machine for too long of a cycle, and never use warm water or hot water. After the cycle is done, don’t put your hat in the drying machine. Let it air dry in a mold to prevent it from shrinking.

man standing confidently with a matching white t shirt and baseball hat new era cap rubber band coffee mug new era cap#4. Soak it in Hot Water

The last method that you can safely try is the hot water soak. And this method is as easy as it sounds!

All you need to do is soak your baseball hats in hot water for a couple of minutes before taking them out to dry. This process works best for cotton or wool fabric and likely won’t work on polyester baseball caps.

This method also allows you to further personalize your hat fit. If you want to add a subtle curve to a flat bill, use a rubber band to wrap the bill over a glass or coffee mug overnight as your hat dries. Just don’t excessively stretch the brim, crown, or bill, as it can compromise the integrity of the hat’s form and ruin your stylish new hat.

Final Thoughts

If you want to break in your hat, be careful with the way you go about it. If you’re too aggressive, you can end up ruining your hat. Though simply wearing your hat daily is the best way to get that perfect curve, using heat and moisture can help speed up the process if you’re feeling impatient.

Keep Reading: 5 Ideas For Amazing Event T-Shirt Designs

Double Portion Supply is the largest snapback superstore in Hawaii. Since 2001, we’ve helped clients across the United States make their creative vision a reality. From wholesale hats to ANXD brand apparel, we carry everything you need to keep your own brand stocked. Plus, our custom services extend to T-shirt printing, so you stay fresh from head to toe. Get all the latest information by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *