The HAT JACK Hat Stretcher is made from genuine wood and is hand crafted in the U.S.A. This product protects your hat investment by maintaining the hat's size by preventing shrinkage. The HAT JACK absorbs moisture and preserves the leather sweatband. It is great for both felt and straw hats. Never wear a pinching hat again.
Sizes: S, M and L
S = Child's through 58cm Long Oval
M = 57cm through 60cm Long Oval
L = 60cm through 63cm Long Oval
Manufacturer Instructions for Use:
Lay Hat Jack on flat surface, labels up (wood forms are tapered).
Twist center handle to approximate hat size.
Place in hat, labels up, center handle parallel to crease in hat crown.
Tighten handle to snug fit - hat is ready for storage.
***Always rest hat on its crown, brim up.***
If size INCREASE is desired:
Repeat above steps.
Using teapot or pan with lid slightly ajar, boil clean water, then reduce heat to produce a steady flow of steam. Holding Hat Jack handle, direct steam evenly to outside of band area.
Twist handle to stretch hat to desired size while applying steam.
***DO NOT over stretch any hat - 1/4 size maximum. Eg: 1/2 cm
Allow hat to cool and dry 20-30 minutes before removing Hat Jack.
Repeat if hat shrinks until hat maintains desired size & fit.