Cleaning mold/mildew off your well-loved straw hat:

The best way to clean mold or mildew off a straw hat is to vacuum it off with a brush attachment.

If that does not remove the mold/mildew: 

  1. Dilute 1/8 cup bleach or Tilex in 2 cups of water
  2. Soak a sponge in the solution and wring it out until it is barely damp
  3. Gently pat the sponge on the areas of mold/mildew and it should disappear

Caution: Excess solution applied to mold on a hat will discolor the straw.

Storage: Hats that come with a Peter Beaton signature hat box should be stored inside the box with the included cone in order to preserve the integrity of its shape.