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Dinsmore16
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Post Posted: 03/06/18 3:53 pm    Post subject: How to "expand" a shrunken Wool Cap Reply with quote
Recently, I cleaned some of a my wool caps with water/soap and after drying, they are just a smidge too tight. We're talking a 7 5/8 that fits like a small 7 3/8. The problem isn't necessarily the crown, or the sweatband, but the height of the cap itself. It fits more shallow all the way around than it used to.

Any way to relax the wool back to the original sizing? Should I steam the cap, wear it in the shower?
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Scott8030
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Post Posted: 03/07/18 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd start buy soaking the cap and wearing it until it is completely dry.
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Post Posted: 03/07/18 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wouldn't that shrink a wool cap further?
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Post Posted: 03/08/18 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Get a hat jack from Killer Hats. They've worked well for me.
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Post Posted: 03/08/18 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hat club had hatjacks now too- roll with em- never look back
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Post Posted: 03/09/18 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
jfi wrote:
Wouldn't that shrink a wool cap further?


Not if you wear it until it's completely dry. Wool has some "give" in both directions.
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Post Posted: 03/09/18 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Maybe putting it on a Nu-cap and over-expanding it could help. I've raised the height of poly's that way though it doesn't always last.
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