Solid Wood Hat Stretcher & Size Retainer
Solid Wood Hat Stretcher is hand crafted in the USA for hats 6 7/8 – 8
The hat stretcher and size RETAINER protects your hat investment by maintaining the hat’s size and preventing shrinkage.
It is great for all types of hats including cowboy hats and fedoras perfect for felt, wool, fur felt, beaver fur and straw hats. There is no need to ever wear a tight hat again. Instructions for use are enclosed including how to use the hat stretcher to increase the size of your hat.
- The hat stretcher and size retainer fits hat sizes 6 7/8 – 8
- The hat stretcher is made in wood and designed for Long Oval hats.
Maintain Hat Shape and Size
Insert the Hat Stretcher and crank the turnbuckle until it fits the opening. Should your hat get wet or you don’t wear it for awhile the hat stretcher will help retain your hats size.
Stretch a Tight Hat
First off do not be in a hurry! Repeat the steps below until the hat stretches to the desired size. The idea is to stretch the hat a little at a time so you do not damage the hat.
- Use your steam iron to steam up the inside and outside of the crown.
- Insert the hat stretcher into the hat and adjust the turnbuckle until you have a snug fit… then pump some more steam into the crown of the hat and turn the turnbuckle a few more turns. How much you turn will depend on how tight your hat is.
- Let the hat sit for a day or two, upto a week or two. The tighter the hat the longer it should sit but NEVER sit a hat on it’s BRIM!
- Repeat process until you reach your desired fit.
supplied as information only, your own best judgement should always be followed
We recommend all customers who OWN a good hat, get a hat stretcher. If you have a tight hat this little tool is just the thing to stretch your tight hat to fit. It is a small cost for a tool that will keep ALL your hats fitting properly.
As well, if you only wear your hat seldom; or have a number of hats you wear, you will find our wooden hat stretcher a valuable addition to maintaining the perfect shape of your custom cowboy hat for long term storage or display. more hat maintenanace tips
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You should know your hat size – just like you know your shoe size, pant or shirt size.
If you are new to wearing sized hats it is always a good idea to visit your nearest mall and try on a few. That way you know the fit and what your size is.
- Most hat sizes have only 3/8th of an inch difference between them, so just a 1/4 inch makes a big difference in the fit of a sized / fitted hat.
- If you are a hat person, order your usual North American hat size. Our sizing is the same. The chart at right gives our standard hat sizing and the corresponding European sizes.
- If you own a good hat, and can’t remember the size, turn the sweatband down and look at the underside. Most good hat makers will write key info on the back, including the hat size.
- If you only know your hat size in cm, find the corresponding hat size at right to order, then add your size in cm to the production notes as you put your hat order together.
We are making a hand made Custom Old West, or Western Movie Hat for you. You will keep it. 99% of orders everything will go smooth. In the odd situation where it doesn’t – we will make you happy, and get it right 100% of the time.
Our Most Common Hat Question
Q: I’m looking for a ____ Hat. I checked your product catalog and didn’t see it. Can you make it?
A: In most cases, yes. I’m sure you can appreciate it’s just not possible to show all the different variations of crowns and brims. If it’s made from fur-felt and you can supply us a good picture – yes we can make it.
Generally we already carry the same style of hat, we just shape it based on the photo or if it’s a movie hat we shape it from watching the movie and seeing the hat from all possible angles to get the look just so. We can do up to a 6″ (inch) high crown and a 5″ wide brim. click for the rest of our hat facts
ALL HAT ORDERS SHIP WITH A WOODEN HAT STRETCHER A $25 DOLLAR VALUE.
NEW HAT PURCHASES ONLY
We recommend all customers who OWN a good hat, get a hat stretcher. It Is a small cost for a tool that will help keep ALL your hats fitting properly. As well, if you only wear your hat seldom; or have a number of hats you wear, you will find our wooden hat stretcher a valuable addition to maintaining the perfect shape of your custom cowboy hat. ~ Order a Hat Stretcher
Like all hat and leather products, our hat stands and hat stretchers are made in America.