New tricorn hat - stretch??

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New tricorn hat - stretch??

Postby Rob Elliott » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:36 pm

Hi all

I've had a new hat delivered today from a supplier in the US. Although really well made, its slightly tight. I'd originally ordered it to be a couple of inches bigger to cater for a wig.

Does anyone know of a way I might be able to stretch it a little bigger without ruining it?

Thanks



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Re: New tricorn hat - stretch??

Postby John Waller » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:27 pm

Rob Elliott wrote:Hi all

I've had a new hat delivered today from a supplier in the US. Although really well made, its slightly tight. I'd originally ordered it to be a couple of inches bigger to cater for a wig.

Does anyone know of a way I might be able to stretch it a little bigger without ruining it?

Thanks


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Re: New tricorn hat - stretch??

Postby Grymm » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:48 pm

If you're at TORM drop it into Kittyhats & we'll bang it on our stretcher for you. If it has an lining, as befits an officer of your standing, that'll have to be replaced as the fabric doesn't stretch as well as felt.


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Re: New tricorn hat - stretch??

Postby Annie the Pedlar » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:05 am

This is very amateurish but for steamer you can read - your kettle - and for hat stretcher a clean pudding bowl or flowerpot. Just saying...if you are impatient and it's just a weeny bit tight.....and obviously the pros do it better.......and don't burn yourself........ :geek:


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