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Here’s How to Reshape a Straw Hat With Ease

Straw hats are one of the most popular hats out there. Many people love them because of their versatility, and the summer feel they have. Straw hats are easy to get, cheap, versatile, as we said, and lightweight. But, they do have one downside. They can be damaged pretty easily. Straw is very sensitive. Therefore, straw hats are delicate too. If you don’t take good care of them, they won’t last even through the summer. 

What often happens to straw hats is that they lose their original shape. This can happen in various ways. If you sit on them, fold them, or keep them in an unnatural position for a long time. This is a common issue for most straw hat lovers, and we can guarantee that everyone faced this at least once.

But, every common problem has a solution. In this article, we’ll see how to deal with straw hats, and we’ll offer some of the best DIY practices to save your hat from going to the bin. For all methods we’ll cover, you pretty much won’t need anything apart from what you currently have in your home. So, let’s see what can be done.

Steam the Hat

Heat and straw don’t go well with each other. But, in a controlled setting, some heat can help you out if you want to put your hat in its original state. To do this, you’ll need some steam. There are several ways which you can utilize to create steam, and those are :

  • Iron
  • Steaming water
  • Steamer

We guess that you probably don’t have a steamer – it’s a device specifically made for creating steam. If that’s the case, you can use your irons steam mode or heat some water until it becomes steamy. The logic behind this is simple. The steam will make the fibers loosen up and easy to manipulate. After they are in such a condition, you can easily return them to their original state. Just be gentle, since you can damage the material pretty easily. When you shape your hat the way you want it to be, leave it for a few hours to cool down. The straw will harden and stay the way you placed it.

Roll Up a Towel

The idea behind this is that the towel can mimic your head. If your straw hat is misshapen, another way to put it back in place is to return it to its original head-wearing state. To do that, you need to stretch it according to the size of your head. Since it isn’t practical to wear the hat on your head for the time necessary to strengthen it, people found a way to bypass this issue.

Take a towel and roll it up for it to look like a sausage. After that, place the towel inside the hat for it to mimic your head. It’s a good idea to steam the hat before you do any of this, as the fabric will be more prone to manipulating. You don’t even have to steam it, use regular water to add some moisture. It will add a similar effect.

After you placed the towel inside, let the hat stay like that for a while. Again, after it cools down, remove the towel from the inside, and what you should have is a straw hat that looks as good as new. Kudos to you!

To Sum Up

Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll know that it isn’t so hard to put a hat back in place to end this little adventure. And, if something like that happens to you, don’t feel upset. There’s a solution for everything!

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Here’s How to Fix Your Hat’s Broken Brim With Ease

Hats, like virtually any other thing, break down. Although they aren’t like cars and if you want to repair them it won’t cost too much, hats can be damaged as well. One of the most common damages you can see on a regular hat is a broken brim. Basically, every single hat has a brim (it wouldn’t be a hat if it doesn’t have one, right?) and therefore, most of the damage can occur on this part of the hat.

Brims are usually what make one hat a hat. It serves as a protective visor which makes sunlight bounce off your hat. Therefore, it’s the most important part of the hat. Because of its purpose, brims usually stick out from the rest of the hat. Think of a bird’s beak. It sticks out, right? The same goes for the brim. And, in most cases, the brim is made from a harder material than the rest of the hat. This is because brim needs to be sturdy and serve its purpose. If it isn’t sturdy and if it doesn’t stay in the same shape that it’s meant to be, then it basically loses its functionality. 

But, even though brims are, like we said, made from hard materials and are sturdy, they can be damaged nevertheless. In this article, we’ll cover various types of damage that can happen to your hats beloved brim. Also, we’ll see what are the best ways in which you can save your hat from going to the bin and use it a couple more times. 

Misshapen Brim

One of the most common issues which can happen to a brim is that it loses its original shape or form. If that’s the case, your hat would look silly and kind of out of proportion. So, you need to fix it. And to be honest, in most cases, this is very easy. In most cases, brim loses its original shape because it stayed in an unnatural position for a long time. Something like this could happen if you just toss your hat somewhere and then place a ton of other things on top of it. The weight of those things could bend the brim and after some time when you wish to wear your hat again, there will be an unpleasant surprise waiting for you. 

But, don’t worry, there’s a way to fix this. In most cases, the solution to this issue is similar to the way the issue was caused in the first place. To return the brim to its original shape you need to apply force in a reverse manner. So, place your hands so that when pushing your brim, you return it to the original form. It sounds simple and it really is. Squeeze the brim until it looks as you want it and has a normal shape to it. Be careful not to apply too much pressure though, as you can misshape it even more. 

Another way you can do this is to use a rubber band. Wrap the band tightly around the brim and let it rest for a couple of days. After the brim should return to its original shape and your problem will be solved. 

Another, not so much used method is to place your hat in something oval, like a mug. We don’t recommend this one as you really need to squeeze the hat inside and therefore damage it. But, if done correctly, the shape of the mug will return the brim in its original shape. 

Damaged Edge

Another sensitive part of the hat is the edge of the brim. It can get worn off and damaged with time and therefore, the hat which may be new could look all worn and old. Which can sometimes be a look you may not want. To make your brim’s edge look as new, all you need is a lighter and a pair of scissors. Simply trim any loose ends from fabric that might hang around from the edge and for more persistent ones, use a lighter. 

Also, if the color is worn off, you can use a marker to just color that part of the edge. It might sound a bit crazy, but we guarantee that no one will notice it from a distance. And, since we do all this just to prolong the life of our hat, we think that it’s worth it.

Take Care of Brim

In the end, we hope that you now know how to fix the most common type of damage which could occur on your brim. But, we have one more thing to say. Take care of your hat. If you look for it, your brim will stay intact and you won’t need any of these tips, ever. But, if you are sloppy with your hat, throw it and forget where it landed, then some damage might occur. So, keep in mind that you are the sole reason if any damage occurs.