Can cowboy hats be reshaped?

For cowboy hats, now’s your chance to re-curve the brim. With the crown, always reshape from the inside, pushing outward. Once you’re done, let the material cool before placing it on your head to fit its shape. Keep it in place for a few minutes, so the crown can conform to your head’s curves.

Does Bootbarn reshape cowboy hats?

We offer hat shaping and cleaning for all new and pre-owned cowboy hats. We provide in-person boot fitting. And our in-store experience includes WHIP, our exclusive We Have It Promise.

How do I keep my cowboy hat in shape?

The best way to store a cowboy hat is in a hat storage can, upside down on a hat rack, or right side up using a hat rest, which protects the brim and helps maintain the hat’s shape.

How can I make my loose cowboy hat fit better?

Perhaps the easiest way to get your hat down to size is using hat tape, also called hat size reducer. Unlike double-sided tape, which could ruin the sweatband by tearing at the material, hat sizing tape only has adhesive on one side with a foam strip on the other.

Should a cowboy hat touch your ears?

Cowboy hats should feel snug, but not tight and not move around on your head. … Your hat should sit about 1-2 fingers above your eyebrow and 1-2 fingers above your ear. We use a strong sweatband so our hats fit really well, but If it drops down over your ears or wobbles around that means it’s too big.

How do you stretch a cowboy hat without a stretcher?


  1. Heat up the tea kettle or pot of water until the water begins to boil.
  2. Hold the hat’s brim to get a good grip.
  3. Remove the hat from the heat for 30 seconds.
  4. Turn on the hairdryer to its highest setting.
  5. Once it’s mildly damp, wear the hat and let it air dry to stretch into the right size for your head.

How are cowboy hats shaped?

The method for shaping depends on the material your cowboy hat is made from. While some straw hats have a wire in the brim which can easily be bent and shaped, other types of hats require more work. Felt hats will need to be steamed in order to become malleable, while palm leaf cowboy hats can be soaked and shaped. Method 1

Can I change the shape of my cowboy hat crowns?

Straw cowboy hat crowns are pre-shaped by the maker. You wouldn’t ordinarily need to shape the crown unless you want to exaggerate a crease. Since there is no wire in the crown, attempts to alter its shape will only damage the hat. More complicated reshaping or re-blocking of a damaged crown should be done by a hat maker.

How do you shape a palm leaf cowboy hat?

Shaping a Palm Leaf Cowboy Hat Fill a large container with lukewarm water. Avoid temperature extremes when filling the container: hot water will likely burn your hands, while cold water will make the brim of your palm leaf hat harder to mold. Immerse the brim in the water for 30 to 60 seconds.

Why do cowboy hats shrink in the Sun?

The sun’s warmth will cause the leather sweatband to shrink within about 20 minutes, even on a cooler day. If this happens, you’ll have to take the hat to a hat maker to professionally stretch it to the original size for a proper fit. Never lay your felt cowboy hat brim down, as this will quickly ruin the shape.