While beanies can be warm and versatile hats, they will need to be protected against wear that could lead to them needing to be replaced fairly soon.
Hand Wash The Beanie
As with all of your other items of clothing, a women's CC solid ribbed beanie will eventually need to be washed so that any soil, sweat, and odors can be removed from it. Unfortunately, a standard washing machine can be extremely damaging to a beanie due to its ability to warp fabric and the friction created by rubbing against the other garments being washed. Opting to hand-wash your beanie can take a little time and effort, but the hat will be able to avoid suffering the type of wear and damage that machine washing can inflict on it.
Prevent Warping, Staining And Fading When Storing The Beanie
During the warm months, you will be unlikely to need to wear the beanie. However, the hat can still be damaged during these months if it is not stored properly. This is especially true when the beanie is stored somewhere out of sight as you may not notice developing problems. When storing your beanie, it should be kept flat. Hanging it can put enough pressure on the fabric that it can stretch and warp after enough time passes. Some individuals will attempt to keep the hats in plastic bags to keep them safe, but this can be counterproductive due to the risk of moist air getting trapped in the bag with the hat. If you need to store the beanie in a bag, you should only use specially designed garment bags as these will be able to prevent the moist air from getting trapped.
Patch Ripping Fabric Threads
Ripping or loose threads are the most common serious damage that a beanie will experience. These matters can be extremely serious as these fabric failures can rapidly spread due to the elastic design of this hat, and it will put a considerable amount of pressure on all of the fabric threads in the beanie. Once a loose or damaged thread is noticed, it should be repaired to prevent it from spreading. A basic sewing kit will be sufficient for making these pairs in a discrete and reliable manner. However, the best results will require the use of an elastic thread when patching it, and you will likely need to buy this separately to include in the kit.