HOW DO I CARE FOR MY HAT?
FUR FELT HATS: Use a Horsehair hat brush or a soft bristle brush in circular (counter clockwise) motion to remove hair/dust/dirt/particles. You may also use a lint roller for a little tune-up.
NOTE: We recommend you invest in a horsehair brush (specially made for hats), as those made with nylon bristles can be too abrasive for felt hats. A simple shoeshine brush can also do the trick. When brushing a light-colored fur felt hat, use a brush with light-colored bristles and vice versa for dark hats, as the color of the bristles may transfer on to the hat.
Spot clean your hat with a slightly damp sponge or cloth using warm water. Dap until clean. Be sure that the sponge/cloth and the water is clean. Also be sure that the cloth doesn’t have any dye that may be transferred onto your hat. Please allow your hat to dry naturally and do not use a blow dryer or expose the hat to heat.
For more severe and prevalent stains, we recommend taking your hat to a local hat repair shop for professional care.
PANAMA HATS: Gently brush your panama, using a bristle hat brush to remove hair/dust/dirt/particles.
Spot clean your hat with a slightly damp sponge or cloth using warm water. Dap until clean and leave to dry naturally. Do not get your Panama hat too wet, or else it may cause the hat to shrink.
Panama hats are very delicate and must be handled with extra care. To preserve the integrity of the crown, avoid grabbing your hat by the pinches or the crown. Instead, simply handle Panama hats by the brim when placing them on and off your head. This rule generally goes for all hats.
*If required, all hats made at THE FAT HATTER should be professionally cleaned and reshaped.