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Offline drummerboy

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Tips for shrinking wool
« on: January 14, 2021, 01:14:10 AM »
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?

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Re: Tips for shrinking wool
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 04:26:07 AM »
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.
 
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Re: Tips for shrinking wool
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 05:19:51 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.

Yes, a very interesting channel.
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Re: Tips for shrinking wool
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 06:56:38 AM »
I love that channel.... could easily spend days watching the stuff on it.
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