Drying Wet Felt Hats

Wool and Fur Felt Winter Hats for Men at HartfordYork.com - Men's Goorin Bowler Fedora - The ClockworkIf you’ve been caught in a wet snow storm and your fur or wool felt hat got really soaked, remember the cardinal rules of hat care:

1. keep the hat on a flat surface, upside down.

2. dry naturally at room temperature, otherwise you risk shrinkage.

I just read something about how the process of felting wool may have been discovered–it was through the use of lambs wool stuffed into the leather shoes of nomads. When worn in cold weather, the necessary processes to felt wool naturally occurred: compression, heat and humidity. Makes sense to me, but I think I might just test the theory with a pair of homemade winter moccasins of my own.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
The Multi-Talented
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on December 15, 2008 at 3:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

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