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How To Care For Your Felt Cowboy Hat

Felt makes a superior fabric for a cowboy hat because it is light, smooth, much harder to tear than other fabrics, and is naturally water resistant.



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Below are some tips to help you keep your felt cowboy hat looking and wearing its best.


Caring For Your Felt Cowboy Hat

Cowboy hat care: Don't set your cowboy hat on its brim Set your cowboy hat on its crown Felt hat care: Don't let a felt hat get too hot Turn the sweatband on your cowboy hat up to dry

What Is Felt, Anyway?

Felt is a dense collection of short, single animal fibers pressed together with hot water and steam so that they interlock. Felt is a fabric, but it is much stronger than woven fabrics because with felt each individual fiber is interlocked with other fibers in several different directions. Woven fabrics, on the other hand, are made from fibers that are first twisted into threads. When the threads are woven together the result is a fabric that can be torn apart in a straight line. Felt does not have this inherent weakness.


Felt Cowboy Hats - Did You Know?



 

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