How to Make a Curved Bill Hat a Flat Bill Hat

by Lane Cummings ; Updated September 28, 2017

You can flatten the bill of a cap for a new look.

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The laws of what's stylish and what isn't can vary between individuals or parts of the country. Just as having a curved baseball hat bill is considered chic for some, others find it a big fashion faux pas. Or you might just tire of wearing a hat with a curved bill and want to convert it for a new look. Regardless of trends, you can convert a curved bill to flat in just a few minutes.

Set an iron to steam and fill a spray bottle with water.

Spray the entire bill of the hat generously with water.

Press the iron against the bill and move it slowly around the surface area, including the corners.

Place the hat in a cool place away from direct sunlight to dry. Once the hat is dry it is ready for wearing.


  • Put a paper towel over the damp brim with a heavy book on top so the bill dries perfectly flat.

    You can also put the hat in the freezer to expedite the process and help the bill keep its new shape.

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About the Author

Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."