Maintaining your hat is very important if you want it to last a long time.
We are confident that with the right care your HORNSKOV hat will last for generations.
HANDLE YOUR HAT
Handling your hat the right way is the first step to keeping your hat in good shape. It is very common to either grab the hat in the front pinching the dents, or by the edge of the brim. Pinching the hat in the front will reshape the hat over time and if you continue to do so without getting the hat re-blocked for a long time the felt will eventually tear. If you want to grab your hat in the front, do so in a gentle manner and make sure to get your hat re-blocked if it becomes over pinched.
When grabbing your hat by the brim, you want to do so as close to the crown as possible to minimise distortion of the brim over time.
Preferably you would want to handle your hat with care by the crown, as the crown often holds its shape better than the brim.
All of our hats are highly weather resilient, so you don't have to worry about getting caught in a heavy rainfall with your hat on. It is made to handle any kind of weather.
All you have to do is pop the hat back into its original shape (if your hat has a snap-brim, put it in its up position all the way around), and let it dry at room temperature.
If you have a hat rack or a hat stand of some kind, leave it there to dry, if not just leave it on a flat surface. Never use a blow-dryer or any other heat source to speed up the drying, it will destroy your hat.
Give your hat
A regular brushing
To clean off dust and dirt use a hat brush or a soft bristle brush. Because of the way hats are made it’s important to brush counter-clockwise as to not ruin the felt.
If there are any serious marks try steaming the hat before brushing.