FAQ - My Wool Felt has got wet... what do I do?

If your wool felt hat gets wet, here are some steps to help salvage and restore it:

  1. Shake off excess moisture: Gently shake the hat to remove any excess water. Avoid wringing or twisting the hat, as this can distort its shape.

  2. Pat dry with a towel: Use a clean, absorbent towel to blot the hat and soak up remaining moisture. Gently press the towel against the hat's surface, taking care not to rub or scrub vigorously.

  3. Reshape the hat: If the hat has lost its shape, gently reshape it while it's still damp. Place it on a clean surface or over an appropriate-sized object, like a bowl or head-shaped form, to help it regain its original shape.

  4. Let it air dry: Allow the hat to air dry naturally in a well-ventilated area away from direct heat sources. Avoid using a hairdryer or placing it near radiators, as excessive heat can cause the hat to shrink or warp.

  5. Brush the hat: Once the hat is completely dry, use a soft brush, like a hat brush or a clean, soft-bristled brush, to gently remove any dirt or debris and restore its appearance.

Remember, prevention is key to maintaining the longevity of your wool felt hat. Avoid exposing it to heavy rain and consider applying a water repellent spray specifically designed for wool to provide some protection against moisture.