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Tips for shrinking wool

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drummerboy:
So I bought this hat as a Christmas present for myself: https://www.townsends.us/collections/mens-hats/products/machine-knit-voyageurs-cap-ca-120

The problem is, I washed it like I do all my wools (without a problem, gentle cycle in a pillow case then hang dry), and the hat lost its snugness.  Is there any way to shrink it back just a smidget?  It seems heat can do the trick, but how to know how much?

Thanks!

P.S. Anyone who loves old-fashioned cooking and life in general should check out Townsends youtube channel, you could easily spend a lazy Sunday on it.

coffeeandcigarette:
You are probably going to want to steam in back into shape. Maybe on a ball or a head form. Just hold a hot steamy iron up to it and it will mold it back where you want it. Then let it cool/dry.

Lynne:

--- Quote from: drummerboy on January 14, 2021, 01:14:10 AM ---
P.S. Anyone who loves old-fashioned cooking and life in general should check out Townsends youtube channel, you could easily spend a lazy Sunday on it.

--- End quote ---

Yes, a very interesting channel.

maryslittlegarden:
I love that channel.... could easily spend days watching the stuff on it.

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