Easy ways to reshape a baseball cap

Whether you are a small-time cap manufacturer or a massive cap supplier, your goal is to give your best to your customers.

You do this by offering a high-quality baseball cap, beanie hat, embroidery hat, and so on that can stand the test of time.

Regardless of the quality of the baseball cap you offer, it isn’t going to last forever.

Your customers will definitely contact you when the cap they bought from you is squashed.

Keep in mind that they may not only visit your shop to get a new cap.

Some of your customers may ask you for tips on how to reshape their squashed caps.

If you are clueless on how to do this, they are likely going to go somewhere else. Your customers may even stop seeing you as an experienced professional.

In this article, we are going to explore some tips that will help you reshape your custom sports caps, small bucket hats, plain trucker hats, berets, flexfit hats, and so on.

Why people reshape their baseball cap

Caps are nothing like clothes, shoes, and other fashion items that people speedily change as soon as they begin to worn out.

Most people are willing to go above and beyond to ensure that their old cap remain in great shape because it is special to them.

Embroidery hat and custom hat usually mean a lot to their owners, as they are unique.

It is difficult for most people to let go of hats with special patches that depict something that resonates with them; this could be a company’s name, a sport’s team, or even an intriguing phrase.

As you likely know, the memories you have while wearing a cap can determine how valuable it will be.

For example, if you wear a custom bucket hat while having fun with your friends, you are always going to feel great each time you see the hat.

If the cap you want to reshape is dented, super-flat, and beaten up, a part of you may be thinking that it will never look great regardless of what you do.

Before you move ahead to the nearest truck hat supplier or snapback hat manufacturer or even design your own cap, you should apply the tips listed below. You won’t regret it.

Effective ways to reshape a squashed hat


Tea Kettle method

Do you know that your favorite tea kettle can make your cap look awesome again? If you don’t have one, you should consider borrowing from a friend. Or better still; purchase one at your local mall.

If you have used a tea kettle in the past, the first thing that may come to your mind when you think of it is the steam it produces.

The stream produced by the kettle can be used to straighten out wrinkled items and reshape a baseball hat.

If you can’t get your hand on a tea kettle, you can use a cooking pot alternatively.

To use it, fill it up with water and heat it up until it starts to produce steam.

Whether you plan to use a tea kettle or cooking pot to generate steam to reshape your cap, you need to keep in mind that steam is super-hot and can burn you.

Make sure your face is a good distance away from the spout. You can go the extra mile by wearing gloves.

How to use steam to reshape a baseball hat




  • Fill your cooking pot or kettle with water.
  • Heat it up until it starts producing streams.
  • Carefully place the baseball hat you want to reshape on the path of the steam. As soon as the steam starts to permeate the inns and the out of the cap, it will become soft and warm.
  • Reshape every part of the cap to its correct position with your hands.
  • Allow the cap to sit and dry for a short while if you feel it is becoming too moist.
  • Repeat the process several times if you don’t get the result you want the first time you try it.

This method is effective for 5-panel hats, baseball caps, custom hats, embodied hats, dad caps, and so on.

Hot shower method





This method is somewhat similar to the tea kettle method, as it involves the use of steam.

Note that this method can only be done while you are in the shower. All you have to do is to turn your shower to its hottest setting and close the door. Hang your cap in a good spot in your bathroom where steam can easily get to it.

You may have to leave the shower running for 15 to 20 minutes for the steam to permeate it. Turn off the shower after the 15 to 20-minute time frame and start reshaping the cap with your hand.

Start with the brim while reshaping and work your way to other parts of the cap until you are satisfied with the looks of your cap.

Next, keep the cap on a dry cloth or towel and allow it to air dry.

Regardless of how moist your hat is after using the hot shower method, you should never put it in a cloth dryer, as it will shrink it or get it out of shape again.

Ball method

Truth be told, this method sounds odd, but it works wonders.

To use this method, you first have to find a ball the size of your head. If you are like most people, an average-sized soccer ball will be perfect for the job.

Steps to using the ball method

Below are a few steps you must follow while using this method.

  • Use a spray bottle to wet the squashed hat.
  • Carefully put the hat on the soccer ball. (Pull it down until the cap is around the ball)
  • Place the soccer-ball (with your cap on it) close to a heat source like a space heater and let it dry gradually.
  • Slip the hat off the ball when it is completely dried.

Final note

Applying the tips discussed in this article will not only make your cap look amazing but also make it last longer.

Be sure to take good care of your hat after reshaping it so that it doesn’t go out of shape again.

You can also review this article for more about the cap shape issue: Ensure your cap stays in a great shape