How to fix a damaged hat

Reshape Your Felt Hat: Easy Fixes for Hats Out of Shape

Discovering that your beloved hat has lost its shape can be disheartening. But fret not! We're here to help you bring your hat back to life and restore its original form. Follow these tried-and-tested methods to reshape your felt hat and ensure it regains its stylish allure.


Sometimes during shipping the hats can get a little bit bent out of shape. Don't let a misshapen hat dampen your style. With these easy techniques at your disposal, you can bring your felt hat back to life and reclaim its original charm. Enjoy your renewed hat, ready to accompany you on countless adventures to come.

Reshape a Felt Hat with a Steamer

    1. Steam the Problem Areas: Begin by steaming the sections of your hat that need reshaping. Hold a steamer near the hat, allowing the steam to penetrate the felt and soften it.
    2. Manipulate the Hat: Use your hands to gently push out dents or straighten the brim. Work the areas into the desired shape while the felt is pliable from the steam. Take care not to overly wet the hat. If it becomes too damp, allow it to dry before continuing the reshaping process.
    3. Let the Hat Cool: Once you're satisfied with the hat's new shape, set it aside to cool and solidify. This ensures that the felt retains its reshaped form.

Fixing a hats shape with a steamer is the most straightforward way. Steam the hat section by section and knead the areas into shape. Avoid letting the hat get too wet. If tit starts getting wet, let the hat dry out and try again. 



If you don't have access to a steamer,  the steam from a hot shower will do the trick. 

  1. Create Steam in the Bathroom: If you don't have access to a steamer, a hot shower can work wonders. Turn on the shower to the hottest setting and close the bathroom door. Hang your hat away from the direct flow of water to prevent it from getting wet.

  2. Allow Steam to Soften the Hat: Leave your hat in the bathroom for about ten to fifteen minutes, allowing the steam to soften the felt. This makes it easier to reshape.

  3. Reshape Your Hat: After the shower, remove the hat and use your hands to reshape it. Start with the brim and work your way around the hat, gently restoring its original form. Once you're satisfied with the shape, place the hat on a dry towel and let it air dry.



Another method you can use is boiling water. Bring water to a boil in a tea kettle or a pot. 

  1. Boiling Water Method: Boil water in a tea kettle or pot. Once the water is boiling, carefully hold your hat above the steam, ensuring it doesn't get wet. Allow the steam to envelop the hat and soften the felt.

  2. Shape the Hat: Take your hat away from the boiling water and begin reshaping it using your hands. Focus on restoring the brim and molding the hat back into its original shape. If the hat becomes damp from the steam, allow it to dry naturally before continuing the reshaping process.

Note: Avoid putting your hat in the clothes dryer, as it can cause shrinkage and further distort its shape.


Still Experiencing Issues?

If your efforts to reshape your hat haven't yielded satisfactory results, we're here to assist you. Send us a message, and we'll be more than happy to help or provide a refund if necessary. Your satisfaction is our top priority!