Taking the proper care of your hat is very essential if you want your hat to last longer. How you handle your hat is the first step in making sure that your hat remains in good shape. Many people normally pinch the dents in the hat or even grab the hat by the edge of the brim when taking it off or when putting it on, this is wrong as it damages the felt over a long period of time it may lead to tearing. Also pinching the dents on the hat will lead to the hat reshaping.
If by any chance you wish to grab your hat by the dents, it is important that you get your hat reshaped and re-blocked due to over pinching. In addition to that, when you wish to grab your hat, it is important that you do so by the brim. Make sure to stay close to the crown to make sure you reduce the chances of distortion of the brim of the hat over a long period of time.
It is important you know how to store your hat if you want it last longer. It is important to remember that when you put your hat on a flat surface, it is important that you place it upside down on its crown and not on its brim. This is because when you leave your hat on its brim it will flatten out and therefore loses its original shape.
You can also store your hat by hanging it on a peg or on a hat rack. The important thing to remember when storing your hat using a hat rack or a peg is that you should make sure that the tip of the hat rack is wide enough to hold the hat without leaving a dimple in the hat. A simple way to do this is by using a tennis ball, by making a hole in a tennis ball and inserting your peg in the tennis ball will make the base wide enough to hold your hat perfectly.
Another way of storing your hat by using a hat box. Make sure that the hat box supports both the crown and the brim of the hat. Using a hat box reduces the reaction of gravity on your hat and ensures that the hat remains moisturized as it is far from direct sunlight. It is important that you use some lavender fragrances on your hat as this will keep off moths that will want to feed on your hat while you store it in a hat box.
Another factor to have in mind on taking care of your hat is how to clean your hat. If you want to remove some loss dust on your hat, You should use a slightly damp cloth and gently wipe off the loss dust on the hat. In addition to that, you can also use a horsehair brush to gently brush off the loose dirt. It is important to note that when brushing your hat you should do it in counter-clockwise motions as this will maintain the fabric and prolong your hats life. It’s also recommended to use a steamer for clothes.
It is important to remember that when your hat gets soaked because of a heavy downpour or after you wash your hat, always let your hat dry using natural heat. It is important that you don’t use artificial heat like a hair dryer to dry your hat as it will lead to your hat shrinking and losing its original shape.
If you employ the above ideas on how to maintain your hat, you will be a witness to how long your hat will last. Follow the above instructions and maintain your hat for longer.