How To Stretch A Baseball Cap?

Check out this quick guide on how to stretch a baseball cap. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to do!


A baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a rounded crown and a bill projecting in front. The front of the cap typically contains designs or logos of sports teams (namely baseball teams, or names of relevant companies, when used as a promotional item). The back of the cap may be “fitted” to the wearer’s head size or it may have a plastic, Velcro, or elastic adjuster so that it can be quickly adjusted to fit different wearers. The baseball cap is a part of the traditional uniform worn by players and managers. The baseball cap is often seen in everyday casual wear.

What You Will Need

-A baseball cap
-A bowl

1. Wet the entire baseball cap in a bowl of water.
2. Place the wet baseball cap on your head and shape it to fit comfortably.
3. Use a hairdryer to dry the baseball cap on low heat, shaping it as it dries to fit your head.
4. Once the baseball cap is dry, remove it and allow it to cool completely.
5. Your baseball cap should now be properly stretched and ready to wear!

Step One: Preparing The Hat

Place the baseball cap on your head. If the hat is too tight, try wetting the inside of the hat band with warm water. This will help to stretch the hat band. Do not put the baseball cap in the dryer to dry, as this could shrink it.

Step Two: Stretching The Hat

Now that you have your hat soaking, it’s time to start stretching it. The type of material your baseball cap is made out of will determine the best stretching method. For cotton and other natural fibers, you can use your hands to gently stretch the fabric. Pull and hold different areas of the baseball cap until you’ve achieved the desired amount of stretch. If you’re not careful, you can damage the fabric by stretching it too much.

For synthetic materials like polyester and nylon, you’ll want to use a different method. Place the baseball cap on a table or other hard surface. Use your hands to grab different parts of the bill and gently pull and hold until you’ve achieved the desired amount of stretch. Again, be careful not to damage the fabric by pulling too hard.

Step Three: Drying The Hat

Once you have finished steaming or boiling your baseball cap, it is time to dry it. You should NOT put your baseball cap in the dryer. The heat will cause the hat to shrink. Hang your baseball cap on a hat rack or clothesline to air dry.

Step Four: Checking The Hat

Now that you have worked the hard part of stretching the baseball cap, it is time for a reality check. The reason for this is because you do not want to put all your hard work into stretching the baseball cap only to find out that it does not fit the way that you want it to. To do this, put the baseball cap on your head and check to see if it is comfortable. If it is not, then you will need to start over from Step One.


We hope you enjoyed our guide on how to stretch a baseball cap. As you can see, there are a few different methods that you can use to achieve the perfect fit. Experiment with different methods and find the one that works best for you. Don’t be discouraged if it takes a few tries to get it right – practice makes perfect!

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