How to Clean a Von Dutch Trucker Hat Correctly

In short: The best way to clean Von Dutch hats is to use baby wipes. Wipe the exterior as well as the interior using baby wipes, removing any stain you see, then letting the hat dry.

In this article, you’ll learn how to clean Von Dutch trucker hats. Let’s get started.

How to clean Von Dutch trucker hats

To effectively clean a Von Dutch trucker hat, you can use a lint roller or a hat brush to remove dust and debris. For stubborn sweat stains, you can use baby wipes or a water-vinegar solution.

1. Use a lint roller to remove dust and debris

A Von Dutch trucker hat that has been left on the cupboard for too long will gather dust and debris. For this cleaning job, you’ll need a simple lint roller. 

With the lint roller in your hand, simply roll the lint roller over the visible front part of the hat (with the Von Dutch logo), making sure you get all of the dust and debris that is stuck on the cap.

2. Use a hat brush

Other than a lint roller, you can also use a hat brush. It is a special brush made of horsehair material that can remove dust and debris without damaging the Von Dutch trucker hat.

This particular hat brush is made with special horse hair material that is soft but not easy to break. Use gentle strokes to brush aside any residue from the outer part of the cap.

Don’t worry. It’s gentle yet strong enough for Von Dutch trucker hats.

3. Use baby wipes to clean regular stains

This may come as a surprise to you, but baby wipes are perfect for removing stains on a Von Dutch trucker cap.  I recommend using unscented ones like these.

At first, I wasn’t convinced that baby wipes would do the job, but if these wipes are good enough to clean baby bums, they’re definitely good enough to clean Von Dutch trucker hats.

To clean your Von Dutch trucker hat from stains, hold a sheet of baby wipes, then wipe away any stains you see on the cap. Be sure to wipe the inner part of the cap as well.

Hat owners often neglect the sweat stains that build up on the inside part of the hat, especially under the brim. Use baby wipes to clean the inner part and outer parts of the hat. 

4. Use clear vinegar for stubborn stains

If you’re dealing with stubborn, deep-seated stains, the best way to go about it is to use clear vinegar cut with water. I recommend one part vinegar and four parts water. That’s it.

When it comes to using vinegar, less is more. You don’t want to overuse vinegar because it’s an acidic material. Von Dutch trucker hats are expensive, so it’s best to be gentle with them.

Before using the vinegar method, I suggest you try cleaning your Von Dutch trucker hats using the baby wipes method first. If there are still stains present, then you can use vinegar.

If baby wipes don’t remove the stain, use a dry microfiber cloth dipped in the vinegar solution and wipe away any stain you see on your Von Dutch trucker cap, then let it dry.

How to wash Von Dutch trucker hats

A quick clean with baby wipes is enough to keep dirt at bay, but you’ll need to wash your Von Dutch trucker hats at least once every six to twelve months. 

For this method, you’ll need a small tub, mild laundry detergent, and a towel.

1. Prepare the small tub

Fill a small tub with cool water and add a drop or two of mild laundry detergent. If you don’t have a small tub, you can substitute it by filling cold water in a sink.

Remember, be gentle with your Von Dutch trucker hat. I recommend using this mild laundry detergent because it’s free of dyes and perfumes, as well as hypoallergenic.

2. Dunk the trucker hat

Next, you’d want to dunk your Von Dutch trucker hat inside the tub. Swish the hat around to create some suds. Let the hat soak for at least 15 minutes.

3. Squeeze excess water

Remove the hat and rinse it thoroughly with cool water. Gently squeeze excess water out of the hat, but avoid twisting the brim of the hat so it doesn’t lose shape.

4. Dry the trucker hat thoroughly

Then, use a clean towel to dry off the hat. Either hang up the hat or reshape the hat and set it on a towel to dry. Avoid placing your Von Dutch trucker hat in direct sunlight.

How to keep your Von Dutch trucker hats clean

You’ve learned how to clean your Von Dutch trucker hats. But what can you do to keep them clean and in good shape for years? Here are some things you can do.

1. Keep a hat rotation

The best thing you can do to keep your Von Dutch truckers clean is to have a rotation. Put simply, you shouldn’t have just one hat, you’ll need at least two to alternate between each other.

You don’t need multiple hats. Owning just 2 different hats can double the lifespan of both hats. If you have the means, owning 3 hats in a rotation is the perfect way to keep all of them pristine.

2. Wash the hat once every six months

I’ve touched upon this issue above in the article, but I’ll mention it again.

Make it a habit to wash the hat at least once every six months. You’ll be surprised at how much sweat and grime accumulate on the inside of a hat. Keep the inside clean!

Baby wipes are perfect for a quick clean, but a detergent wash is important.

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