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Once winter sets in, beanies will once again return, gracing the heads of many men and women as they fight to keep the cold at bay. Since beanies are a staple fashion choice, it’s important to know how to take care of your beanie so it stays in the best condition possible.
While you may wear a beanie often, it may not receive the attention that other articles of clothing like pants and shirts do, but it should still be cleaned regularly. While your hat may look perfectly clean, chances are it is riddled with oil from your hair and skin, sweat, dirt, and makeup. If you don’t clean your beanie periodically, it could start to smell and contribute to breakouts on your skin.
Since a beanie is a knit item, you’ll want to look at the tag inside your hat to see if any special care is required. Beanies made from delicate materials should be washed by hand with a gentle detergent. If you decide to wash these beanies in a washing machine, make sure that the setting is on a delicate cycle to be safe.
When it comes to drying your beanies, air drying is the best method. Never put them in the clothes dryer. You can lay them flat to dry or use a wig stand.
Most of the time, you won’t be wearing your beanies during the summer. If you plan on storing your beanies during warm times of the year, use a method that will keep them in the best shape possible.
One way is to hang them on a shoe hanger. You can either buy a new shoe hanger or clean a used one, then roll up your beanies and put them in the holes where the shoes would go. If your custom beanie collection isn’t that vast, you can dedicate a drawer or shelf to your beanies, folding them in half and laying them side-by-side in the drawer or stacking them on the shelf.
Beanies, like other articles of clothing, require consistent care to ensure that they stay in the best condition possible. If you wash and store your beanies properly, you’re more likely to get years of use from these beloved hats.