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Post Posted: 04/09/10 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i was wondering the same thing about the 100% polyester hats. i've been searching around, a few sites recommended heating your oven to 300 degrees and placing the hat in there. has anyone tried that? how did that work out?
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Post Posted: 04/09/10 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
RedsFanatic wrote:
i was wondering the same thing about the 100% polyester hats. i've been searching around, a few sites recommended heating your oven to 300 degrees and placing the hat in there. has anyone tried that? how did that work out?
polyester are diffferent, they were made to resist being shrinked from sweat... but i heard that too
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've done the soak the sweatband & dried it w/ a hairdryer on hot & high and that worked pretty well for me. Along w/ wrapping a shoelace behind the sweatband, I shrank a 7 3/4 into pretty much in between a 7 5/8 & 7 1/2 (my reg. size).
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I need to shrink the crown, just got one where the crown is way to deep

if I wet it with a spray bottle and dry it with a hair dryer would that work?
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
af23 wrote:
I need to shrink the crown, just got one where the crown is way to deep

if I wet it with a spray bottle and dry it with a hair dryer would that work?
theres a video to shrink a high crown to low crown, is that wat u want to do?
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
bhergh wrote:
af23 wrote:
I need to shrink the crown, just got one where the crown is way to deep

if I wet it with a spray bottle and dry it with a hair dryer would that work?
theres a video to shrink a high crown to low crown, is that wat u want to do?


ya i think thats what i'm looking to do. my hat fits fine, it just sticks up and a square type look on my head.
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
RedsFanatic wrote:
bhergh wrote:
af23 wrote:
I need to shrink the crown, just got one where the crown is way to deep

if I wet it with a spray bottle and dry it with a hair dryer would that work?
theres a video to shrink a high crown to low crown, is that wat u want to do?


ya i think thats what i'm looking to do. my hat fits fine, it just sticks up and a square type look on my head.
there is a post with a link to a youtube vid of how to lower the crown if done right
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
bhergh wrote:
RedsFanatic wrote:
bhergh wrote:
af23 wrote:
I need to shrink the crown, just got one where the crown is way to deep

if I wet it with a spray bottle and dry it with a hair dryer would that work?
theres a video to shrink a high crown to low crown, is that wat u want to do?


ya i think thats what i'm looking to do. my hat fits fine, it just sticks up and a square type look on my head.
there is a post with a link to a youtube vid of how to lower the crown if done right


I did not try that method yet, but one time I did soak my SF Giants hat in warm water and left it out to air dry in the sun. It did dry good, but the buckram got permanently warped and the hat was ruined. If you wear it while wet, will the crown lower AND the buckram not warp?
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
jimjam wrote:
bhergh wrote:
RedsFanatic wrote:
bhergh wrote:
af23 wrote:
I need to shrink the crown, just got one where the crown is way to deep

if I wet it with a spray bottle and dry it with a hair dryer would that work?
theres a video to shrink a high crown to low crown, is that wat u want to do?


ya i think thats what i'm looking to do. my hat fits fine, it just sticks up and a square type look on my head.
there is a post with a link to a youtube vid of how to lower the crown if done right


I did not try that method yet, but one time I did soak my SF Giants hat in warm water and left it out to air dry in the sun. It did dry good, but the buckram got permanently warped and the hat was ruined. If you wear it while wet, will the crown lower AND the buckram not warp?

if you do the guys method its suppose to only lower the crown if done correctly
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
anyone have a link to the vid? i have a few with very high crowns that i would like to attempt to shrink. thanks
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIT9MxyZRLE
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Post Posted: 04/10/10 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
For some reason Im too afraid to try that method, maybe everyone should do a practice run on their least favorite hats first to see what happens hahahahah.
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Post Posted: 04/11/10 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
bhergh wrote:
jimjam wrote:
bhergh wrote:
RedsFanatic wrote:
bhergh wrote:
af23 wrote:
I need to shrink the crown, just got one where the crown is way to deep

if I wet it with a spray bottle and dry it with a hair dryer would that work?
theres a video to shrink a high crown to low crown, is that wat u want to do?


ya i think thats what i'm looking to do. my hat fits fine, it just sticks up and a square type look on my head.
there is a post with a link to a youtube vid of how to lower the crown if done right


I did not try that method yet, but one time I did soak my SF Giants hat in warm water and left it out to air dry in the sun. It did dry good, but the buckram got permanently warped and the hat was ruined. If you wear it while wet, will the crown lower AND the buckram not warp?

if you do the guys method its suppose to only lower the crown if done correctly


i feel like you might not even have to do the paper towel step in the dudes method. it seems to me that would be for fitting around your head more so than lowering the crown. my hat fits great on my head, the crown is just high. wonder if just doing the warm water inside the hat like he did would work. hmmmm
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Post Posted: 04/12/10 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
eclectic wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIT9MxyZRLE
I'm gonna try this later.My girl bought me a cap but the crown looks stupid on me lol
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Post Posted: 04/12/10 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Slim wrote:
eclectic wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIT9MxyZRLE
I'm gonna try this later.My girl bought me a cap but the crown looks stupid on me lol



let us know how it works out with some pics,

I want to do it but don't have the balls to
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