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Hat Care


Herald and Heart's hat and cap care tips

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MILLINERY

  • Do not wear in the rain.
  • Handle with care.
  • Millinery is best stored in its own hat box, away from direct sunlight.
  • You may waft your hat over the kettle to steam the feathers and flowers after being stored for a long time.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR A TWEED CAP OR HAT

  • Dry a tweed cap or hat by shaking off the water and leave at room temperature. Never dry a tweed cap or hat on a radiator, as the heat will shrink the fibres and cause your cap or hat to decrease in size.
  • Should your tweed cap or hat shrink in size, a hat jack can be used to stretch it back to its original shape.
  • Tweed-brimmed hats can have their brims straightened by ironing on a low setting, over a damp cloth.

HOW TO CARE FOR A PANAMA OR STRAW HAT

  • Always handle your Panama or straw hat by the brim to avoid distorting the crown.
  • Steam from a household kettle and a pure bristle hat brush or clean pencil rubber will help remove dust and dirt. Alternatively, use a soft nailbrush and a little soapy water.
  • Avoid wearing a Panama or straw hat in the rain. If it gets wet, dry using a clean, absorbent cloth or sponge.
  • Should your hat shrink in size, a hat jack can be used to stretch it back to its original shape.
  • Panama and straw hats are best stored in a hat box, away from direct sunlight.

ROLLING INSTRUCTIONS

Herald and Heart sells rollable Panamas - these hats are designed to be rolled and stored in tubes for easy travelling.

  1. Using clean hands, turn the complete brim down
  2. Push out the crown of the hat to form a dome shape
  3. Softly roll the hat along the crease, from convex to concave
  4. Store the rolled hat, cone down, in either a canvas or cardboard tube
  5. On arrival at your destination, always unfold and reshape our hat to restore its shape