How to Care for Your New Hat
Unlike most materials, wool breathes. It can absorb up to 25 - 30% of its own
weight in water vapor without even feeling wet. Wool works great in keeping
you warm without adding weight. This is because there are millions of tiny
little pockets in wool that trap warm air inside them and as a result, keeping
you warmer than most other types of fibers.
Caring for wool is very easy as it naturally repels
dirt. Wool is also very strong. It has a natural elasticity to
it and can be bent thousands of times without causing any damage.
Caring for Your Hat
Our wool hats are water treated
and pre-shrunk so you should not have to worry about shrinkage.
Below are our recommendations for keeping your hat in the best
Keep your hat out of direct sunlight and away from extreme
heat as this can yellow the wool fibers.
Sometimes with wool hats, should they become wet, they tend
to like to retain the shape they dry in. If your hat should become
wet, make sure the brim and crown are in the shape you want as
Dust can be removed with a small brush with fine bristles.
We recommend using a brush made from horsehair. You should brush
in the direction of the fibers, not against them. Another way
to remove dust is by using a slightly damp cloth or even using
a can of compressed air can be very effective in removing dust.
Last but not least, you can always use special tape designed
just for cleaning these types of products. The dust and dirt
particles stick to the tape as you pat your hat with the tape
For stains you can try a powdered cleanser. There are many
available to choose from.
Finally, if your hat has become excessively dirty, we recommend
you have it dry cleaned.
How to Correct a Wool or Felt Hat That Has
Shrunk (general info)
Wool hats have the ability to return to it's natural shape over
and over again no matter how many times you wash it. Sometimes
you may notice that the hat has appeared to shrink in size which
is normal for wool because of its elasticity. All that you need
to do is stretch it a little bit while it's still damp to bring
it back to it's original shape. Using a tea kettle or iron to create
steam to slightly moisten your hat is sometimes all you need to
do to correct the shape.