How to ReShape Your Wool or Fur Felt Hat

Hartford York Hats for Men and Women - Men's Bailey Fur Felt Fedora Hat - The JacksonA British blogger, Andy Staines at YellowSwordfishcom, and fellow hat-lover, says his favorite hat’s gone and curled. In his words:

It has, perhaps, been out in the rain a little too much. But the main problem is that the brim has started to curl up losing that perfect shape. The rain damage is easily cured: a good brushing is all it needs and it gets rid of all those water spots. What can be done about the curling brim? Well sadly, probably nothing – the damage is done.

I went back to my own post on hat care to see if I’d any advice, and found it (by way of a link to HatShapers) who confirm that “often a felt or straw hat that loses its shape can be held in a stream of steam and gently reshaped by hand.. .wool often remembers. Do not use an iron–the steam may run out. Hold over a pot of boiling water.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York


Published in: on September 20, 2006 at 2:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

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