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Can a felt cowboy hat get wet?

Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

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Fur hats are fine to get wet, simplyfollow the directions for drying straw. Felt hats, however,are not designed for wet weather. If it does get wet,however, turn out the sweatband, and let the hat stand onthe sweatband, or rest on the crown to dry.

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Herein, can you wear a felt cowboy hat in the rain?

And don't set it on a flat surface to dry. See Howto store your cowboy hat. Wool felt hats will beokay if they get wet, but not soaked. Same with our nanteand faux felt cowboy hats.They shed rain, but don'tswim in them or wear them when you know it's going tobe stormy.

when can you wear felt cowboy hats? An arbitrary fasion rule is supposedly that feltis worn between Labour day and the May long weekend, and straw inbetween. The reality is that both are seen at either time of yeardepending on the weather at the time of wearing. If it'ssuper hot, maybe a straw would be better than a blackhat.

Accordingly, can felt hats get wet?

Felt hats can get wet, but they are not made tobe wet for long periods. If you get caught in therain in a wool or cotton felt hat, pat the water off and letit dry. If you keep your felt hat brushed clean itwill not water spot too much. As with any hat, neverput it away wet.

Will rain hurt a felt hat?

Light rain or snow will not damage afelt hat so long as you set it on a flat surface and allow itto dry naturally. I say again "a hat is not an umbrella" soplease don't wear in a downpour. Only professional cleanersspecializing in hat restoration are capable of dry cleaningand blocking a hat.

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