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How to Store Knitted Hats? ——— Complete Guide!

Nantong Foremost Garments & Accessories Co., Ltd. Updated Aug. 03,2022

Quarantine has sparked plenty of new at-home hobbies. Maybe you picked up a paintbrush and tapped into your inner artist. Or, you might have transformed your kitchen into a bakery. For some, perfecting their knitting and crocheting skills even led to a business — which is why you're likely seeing the knit hat trend and care and maintenance for knitted hats are soooo important!! Sometimes to fashionistas, buying knitted hats suitable for your style can be pretty simple, but keeping them looking new can be difficult….


As John Galliano once said, "the joy of dressing is an art." This holds true for hat lovers, maybe the knitted hats itself can be art for you, as long as you’re willing to try and like them.


Foremost can bring you the best headwear, knitted hats suit every season. So, don’t hesitate, and let’s start reading!!

How to Store Knitted Hats

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  • Common types of knitted hats

  1. Dome beanie hat: With a relatively simple pattern,  some might use have some simple but not clumsy decorations on the outside.

  2. Ball wool hat: With a small ball of wool at the top the ball wool hat can express the wearer's cuteness. More suitable for girls, also among ball wool hats is the Korean version snow cap is very popular.

  3. Brim wool cap: With an extra brim in front of the wool cap. Its special design makes the wearer very fashionable and unique. Also, it can block the sun while keeping warm.

  4. Ear protection wool cap: Its classic ear protection design on both sides. The fashionable, quite warm ears are especially suitable for winter vacation.


How to Store Knitted Hats

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  • Do I need to wash the newly bought knitted hat?

How to Store Knitted Hats

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Simple answer: Newly bought hats need to be washed, for the following reasons:

  1. Before hats are sold, it may be possible that many people have tried it on, so the hats might be covered in bacteria;

  2. Knit hats are manufactured in the industrial factories, and probably contains chemical residues.


  • How to wash knitted hats

How to Store Knitted Hats

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  1. If there is any decoration on the cap, it should be removed before cleaning. To clean the hat, it is advisable to soak it in water and a neutral detergent for a short-while.

  2. Scrub lightly with a soft brush. Scrub the sweatband part of the inner ring several times to thoroughly wash away sweat and bacteria. If you choose to use an antibacterial and deodorant detergent, then this step can be omitted.

  3. Shake off the water gently, do not spin in the washing machine. Spread out the hat, stuff it with an old towel, and lay it flat to dry in the shade.

  4. Prepare a pot of warm water at about 30 degrees celsius, add a little salt or vinegar and neutral detergent, then soak the knitted hat in the water solution for about 5 minutes, then rub it gently.

  5. Rinse the knitted hat with clean water and lay it flat to dry.


  • Are knitted hats machine washable?

How to Store Knitted Hats

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To machine wash fill the washing machine with cold water before putting clothes and knitted hats in.


Do not use hot water because as it will make the color fade, and cause shrinkage. There should be enough water to submerge the clothing.


Press “Pause” button before the washing machine starts stirring. Generally, a slightly higher-end washing machine will have a gentle mode, and some washing machines will be marked with a "hand wash mode".


If you don't have these modes, you can also wash in spin mode. The gentle and hand wash modes spin the washer very slowly and softly, but without these modes, the spin mode works just as well, as long as you are willing to tuck the hat into a pillowcase and wash them with a load of clothes.

  • How to maintain the shape of a knitted hat?

How to Store Knitted Hats

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  1. Never wear a knitted hat in the rain. Moisture will damage the material and damage the hat shape, and do not let the hat come into contact with any oily substances.

  2. Use a hard box for storing knitted hats, put desiccant in the box. You can fix the shape of the hat by with some filler before putting away the knitted hat, and make sure the hat is dry and clean.

  3. After taking off the knitted hat, don't just put it down anywhere, it should be hung on the coat rack, and don't put heavy objects on it to avoid distortion.


  4. If the hat is worn for a long time, the inside and outside of the hat will be stained with grease and dirt, which should be washed off before storing.


  • Take steps to prevent visits from pests

How to Store Knitted Hats

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There are all sorts of critters that love chewing on tasty animal fibers. You’ll want to do your best to keep those critters from getting to your hand knitted hats while they’re in storage. After all, it’s not terribly fun to have bugs eat up the projects we spent so many hours on.

One option is to use cedar, the scent of that cedar helps keep away moths, silverfish, carpet beetles, and more. To get the same protective effect, Maybe layered in a bunch of cedar sachets.  

A peek inside a dresser drawer where knitwear is stored. There are tan and brown scarves with lacy textures, two pairs of socks folded together (one purple striped, one gray), and two sachets full of cedar chips. Visible at top right is a carved wooden handle on the drawer above the one that's open.

If the cedar isn’t doing it, you can also try chemical mothballs. Mothballs do have a rather strong scent, so you’ll want to use only as many as absolutely necessary, and then air out your knits before using them. If your knits are going to be in storage for an extended period, though, this might be a good option.

Hand knit items are full of little nooks and crannies where things love to grow in the dark and damp.

Think about a kitchen sponge and how gross it gets after a while. So try to keep your sweaters dry. For places like northern China, humidity isn’t much of an issue, but if you live somewhere damp, consider packing your handknits with silica packets or other dessicants to keep them protected. You probably also don’t want to store them on the floor of your basement, where moisture tends to lurk.


How to Store Knitted Hats

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December 10, 2021. In Canada, a tuque (sometimes spelled toque or touque) refers to a warm knitted cap, traditionally made of wool and usually worn in winter. In Canada, a tuque (sometimes spelled toque or touque) refers to a warm knitted cap, traditionally made of wool and usually worn in winter, that’s how this kind of hat come to develop until today, it has become a inseparable part of people’s life.


Unwearable hats would be useless, so the important thing is to keep, store and protect those products you’ve bought.  Just say NO to constant buying and consuming and think about things that can last longer, try to use a systemic way to treat your product and just start today…love them and protect your knitted hats!!

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