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Post Posted: 08/26/12 9:13 pm    Post subject: Stretch and Shrink POLYESTER on field hats? Reply with quote
man, this is ridiculous. i have ordered so many hats and sitting in my closet right now. some a bit too tight while others are rather large.

whats the best way to stretch some of these?

anyway to shrink some of them?

i would cry tears of joy if someone could help me Embarassed

no joke Shocked
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Post Posted: 08/26/12 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Stretch and Shrink POLYESTER on field hats? Reply with quote
Myhatsdontfit wrote:
man, this is ridiculous. i have ordered so many hats and sitting in my closet right now. some a bit too tight while others are rather large.

whats the best way to stretch some of these?

anyway to shrink some of them?

i would cry tears of joy if someone could help me Embarassed

no joke Shocked

Best way to stretch them is to buy a hat stretcher
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hat-Stretcher-multiples-sizes-and-materials-available-/230486375368?pt=US_Hats&var=&hash=item35aa0efbc8

Best way to shrink them is to throw them into the dryer a few times.
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Post Posted: 08/26/12 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Stretch and Shrink POLYESTER on field hats? Reply with quote
Myhatsdontfit wrote:
man, this is ridiculous. i have ordered so many hats and sitting in my closet right now. some a bit too tight while others are rather large.

whats the best way to stretch some of these?

anyway to shrink some of them?

i would cry tears of joy if someone could help me Embarassed

no joke Shocked


There are a few threads on here that offer a variety of tips depending on how you want to wear your hat, D-backs method will give your hat a fuzzier broken in look.
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Post Posted: 08/26/12 11:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Stretch and Shrink POLYESTER on field hats? Reply with quote
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Myhatsdontfit wrote:
man, this is ridiculous. i have ordered so many hats and sitting in my closet right now. some a bit too tight while others are rather large.

whats the best way to stretch some of these?

anyway to shrink some of them?

i would cry tears of joy if someone could help me Embarassed

no joke Shocked


There are a few threads on here that offer a variety of tips depending on how you want to wear your hat, D-backs method will give your hat a fuzzier broken in look.

Yeah, if you'd want your cap to look fresh and brand new, probably should fold up some paper towel and put them under the sweat band
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Post Posted: 08/26/12 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
yea i was looking at the hat stretcher, it will work 100%?
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Post Posted: 08/26/12 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Myhatsdontfit wrote:
yea i was looking at the hat stretcher, it will work 100%?

It will work for a while, but they will shrink back as time goes on.

If you live near a New Era Flagship store, they will stretch them for you, up to 3 sizes I believe.
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Post Posted: 08/27/12 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
there is no new era store in my state Sad

i just bought the hat stretcher. hope it works Sad
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Post Posted: 08/27/12 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Myhatsdontfit wrote:
there is no new era store in my state Sad

i just bought the hat stretcher. hope it works Sad


Best is, if you take your time in several attempts. Some poly caps stretch pretty easily, where some others are really stubborn.
Wool caps in general stretch much better than poly caps.
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Post Posted: 08/27/12 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Myhatsdontfit wrote:
yea i was looking at the hat stretcher, it will work 100%?


Yes they work 100%, but as D-Backs said, it is only temporary and will shrink back down. I now store all of my smaller hats in a hat stretcher. They get pretty expensive, so I started making my own.
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Post Posted: 08/27/12 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
so they will shrink back no matter what? Sad

new era sucks with sizing Confused disappointing as hell
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Post Posted: 08/27/12 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
why on earth dont the new 7 3/8 fit me anymore? 2-3 years ago they all fit me perfectly and now they are all huge. these are all made in USA too Rolling Eyes
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Post Posted: 08/27/12 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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why on earth dont the new 7 3/8 fit me anymore? 2-3 years ago they all fit me perfectly and now they are all huge. these are all made in USA too Rolling Eyes

Brain shrinkage? Wink

It's hard to say. I used to wear size 7s, but now I wear size 7-1/8.

From an anatomical viewpoint, your skull isn't fully developed until you're deep into adulthood, past your 40s. Your cranium is actually several bones that float with each other, not a single piece. When you age they fuse together and it shrinks slightly.
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Post Posted: 08/27/12 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
what about cuttin the foam in the headband? will that help?
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Post Posted: 08/27/12 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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what about cuttin the foam in the headband? will that help?

Sure, it will work. You can remove all of the foam too, it gives you like a half size to work with. I once cut the entire sweatband down the middle in the back once, worked fine.
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Post Posted: 08/27/12 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i tried it on a old poly i had that i bought in a 7 1/8. seemed to easy. took off the thin black layer and the foam underneath. gave it a loser fit but still tight but wasnt expecting it to fit.

i might just tryin on tomorrow on one of my newer ones

i got a question, do the china fitted fit bigger or smaller? this sizing is very bad, i have old made in USA poly that fit like a glove while all the newer ones ive bought all USA fit way bigger. all 7 3/8 too
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