How to Clean a Kangol Hat

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Kangol produces higher-end wool hats that are known for long lasting, quality craftsmanship. Kangol is a leader in contemporary headware design and offers hats for any season and for almost any occasion. Maintain the appearance of your Kangol hat clean with periodic brushing. Wool hats should not be washed with soap and water. Use a garment steamer and wool-safe stain remover to remove stains, saturated dirt, and sweat buildup.

Things You'll Need

  • Hat stand
  • Hat brush
  • Fabric steamer
  • Distilled water
  • Powder stain remover
  • Soft cloth

Brushing

Step 1

Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap to prevent oil from you skin from being absorbed into the wool.

Step 2

Place your hat on a hat stand, a Styrofoam head, a canister, an upside down mixing bowl or something similar, so it will retain it’s shape while brushing.

Step 3

Brush your hat with a hat brush. Use a dark bristled brush for dark colored hats and a light bristled brush for light colored hats. Using light, whisking motions, brush around your hat in a counter-clockwise direction.

Steaming

Step 1

Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap to prevent oil from your skin from being absorbed into the wool.

Step 2

Place your hat on a Styrofoam head, a canister, an upside down mixing bowl or something similar, so it will retain it’s shape while steaming.

Step 3

Fill the fabric steamer with distilled water. Tap water should not be used, as it contains minerals that can damage the wool. Hold the steamer 6 to 8 inches from the hat and lightly steam the hat using sweeping motions. Lift up the hat to steam the inside, being careful to not burn your hand, and set the hat back down.

Step 4

Sprinkle a light dusting of powdered stain remover on stains. Allow the stain remover to sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Brush the stain remover away using a soft, barely dampened cloth. Brush around the hat in a counter-clockwise direction.

Step 5

Steam-clean the hat lightly one more time, then leave that hat to air dry. Do not saturate the hat with too much steam.

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