You can find straw hats for men, women and children in numerous shapes and sizes and just about any color. Organic straw hats have a natural, grassy smell, sometimes sold in its natural color. Prices can range from around $20 to over $100, depending on the style, quality and brand name. Knowing how to keep your straw hat looking new means taking the time to shape your hat when necessary and store it properly so it retains its value and shape for years to come.
Boil a pot of water and hold your straw hat over the steam. The steam loosens the straw, making it more flexible. Gently reshape your straw hat using your hands.
Wipe your hat with a clean, dry cloth if it gets wet. Turn the hat sweatband out and smooth out the creases and dents using your hands. Place your hat on a platform such as a mannequin head form or on a covered the can. Allow the hat to dry.
Stuff tissue in the crown. Keep your straw hat in shape by storing it in a covered hat box, upside down on its crown or by wrapping it in plastic. If you need to store your hat temporarily, place it on the mannequin head or the covered coffee can.
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