Has your black hat faded and started looking a little worn? Don't worry, Rit dye is here to save the day! Your hat will be looking brand new in less than 15 minutes.
Time: 1 hour
What you’ll need:
- A hat
- Rit All-purpose liquid in black
- Rit DyeMore liquid in graphite
- Stainless steel tongs
- Paper towels
- Rubber gloves
- A pot or saucepan
How to do it:
- To prevent any potential spills, cover the area around the stove with a plastic tablecloth and keep paper towels nearby.
- When working with hot water, put on rubber gloves to prevent stains and to insulate your hands.
- Put enough water in a stainless steel kettle so that the hat may move freely. Water should be heated to 80 degrees Celsius (under cover) before boiling.
- Add 1 bottle of Graphite and 1 bottle of Black dye to the simmering water and stir thoroughly. Noting that the hat's material was unknown, a dyebath made of Rit All-Purpose Black and Rit DyeMore Graphite was utilised. Natural textiles respond nicely to the All-Purpose dye, whereas synthetic materials respond well to the DyeMore. There was a lot of dye poured to the hot water since dark colours demand a lot of dye in the dyebath.
- Directly add the hat to the dye bath, stirring to completely cover it. To get complete coverage, move the dye all over the hat.
- Leave for ten minutes in the dyebath with occasional stirring.
- Remove the hat with care from the dye bath. Put the hat in a plastic bag and take it outdoors to be hosed off. The kitchen sink is another option for rinsing.
- Till the rinse water is clear, rinse with a hose. Hang outside to dry.
- Once dry, spray with a guard and let it dry completely.