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:
- Dilute 1/8 cup bleach or Tilex in 2 cups of water
- Soak a sponge in the solution and wring it out until it is barely damp
- 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.