There are tons of ways you can steam out the scrunch, the crunch, or really anything that’s deformed by simply using an industrial steamer, a handheld steamer you can get from your local supermarket or even boiling a pot of water at home.
Heck, you can even throw it in the bathroom to steam while you shower.
Just like steam gets wrinkles out of clothes, it does the same for hats.
We personally use an industrial steamer since we have a large volume of hats to handle every day. But don't worry, no matter what steaming device you have, we will walk you through each option.
Fixing your hat's crushed sections is super straightforward with a steamer. Let the steam envelop the hat section by section and knead the areas into shape after the steam has made them softer and more pliable. Avoid letting the hat get too wet. If this starts to happen, let it dry out and take another pass at it.
If you don't have a steamer on hand, you can boil water in a tea kettle or a regular metal pot you would use for cooking. When the water boils, dump it out and hold your hat about a foot from the steam as you drain it or open the tea kettle and let the steam roll out and onto your hat.
Steam your hat by turning on the shower to the hottest setting and shut the door. Remember, you want the hat to get steamed but not wet. Hang the hat away from the water's steam on the back of the door or a hook for about 20 minutes or less and that should do the trick!
To fix a bent hat brim, steam the area until the material is pliable. You can then use your hands to work the brim into the right shape. We recommend using a flat surface to guide you as you reshape the brim.
Straw hats or sun hats might get smashed going to or from your vacation destination. When it comes to Two Roads Hat Co. hats, you can de-crunch both your straw and felt hats.
When fixing straw hats, heat them evenly, working continuously on the wire lining. Start with the brim of the hat and work your way around. Shape it up as you steam, but be sure to lay it flat using books or weight to dry.
Everything from a smashed brim to a dent in the crown can cause you to need to reshape your fedora. Using steam to get things moving is a great start, but be sure to use these tips to snap your hat back into shape:
So if you accidentally sit on your hat, don't panic! It can be fixed.