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A knit hat can be stretched by soaking it in warm water and detergent, wringing it out and stretching it to the desired shape. To keep the hat stretched to the desired shape, put it over an object such as a jug or bowl.

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  • Where can I buy a snood?

    Q: Where can I buy a snood?

    A: Snoods are widely available on online commerce sites, such as Amazon and several craft shops on Etsy. Headcoverings by Devorah is another site that sells snoods online.
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  • How do you measure hat size?

    Q: How do you measure hat size?

    A: Using a flexible measuring tape, measure the circumference of your head in inches at the place you would comfortably wear a hat. Convert that measurement to hat size using a chart from a company that makes hats or a retailer that sells hats.
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  • What is a jester hat?

    Q: What is a jester hat?

    A: What is commonly identified as jester's hat is made out of flamboyant colored fabric with bells at the end of three points. The first jester hat was fashioned to resemble the ears of a donkey.
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  • How do I clean a fitted hat?

    Q: How do I clean a fitted hat?

    A: To clean a fitted hat, such as a baseball cap, run the hat through the washing machine on a gentle cycle in cool water or wash the hat by hand. Some people attempt to wash their caps in the dishwasher, but manufacturers warn against this to prevent voided warranties.
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  • How do you wear a beanie?

    Q: How do you wear a beanie?

    A: According to the Huffington Post, pushing a beanie back slightly so that it sits back towards the crown of the head is a good way to show off bangs. A beanie could also hold a side-swept hairstyle in place for a casual look that requires some hairspray and bobby pins.
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  • How do you clean a baseball cap?

    Q: How do you clean a baseball cap?

    A: To wash a baseball cap, determine what it is made of, then wash it by hand using a mild detergent that's appropriate for the cap's material. Gently squeeze the cap with a towel to remove excess water, and allow it to air dry.
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  • How do you stretch a hat?

    Q: How do you stretch a hat?

    A: A knit hat can be stretched by soaking it in warm water and detergent, wringing it out and stretching it to the desired shape. To keep the hat stretched to the desired shape, put it over an object such as a jug or bowl.
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  • What are French hats called?

    Q: What are French hats called?

    A: A French hat is commonly called a beret. This type of hat is round and flat and is typically constructed of a very soft material, such as cotton, hand-knitted wool, felt or even acrylic fibers.
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  • How do you make a snowman's hat?

    Q: How do you make a snowman's hat?

    A: You can make a simple cardboard top hat for a snowman in less than an hour using basic household items, including a cereal box, scissors and tape.
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  • How do you wash a hat?

    Q: How do you wash a hat?

    A: To wash a hat, remove external dirt, test the dye for color fastness, and pretreat any stains. Wet the hat, scrub it clean with a nail brush and shampoo or mild detergent, and rinse it completely. Ball up a towel inside the hat to preserve the shape as it dries.
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  • How do you wear a hat?

    Q: How do you wear a hat?

    A: Wear a hat by determining your hat size, selecting a hat that fits correctly, and wearing the hat snugly on your head. As there are many hat types, any hat should be worn according to its intended purpose.
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  • Which country makes Panama hats?

    Q: Which country makes Panama hats?

    A: Despite their name, "Panama hats" are traditionally made in Ecuador. In Ecuador, Panama hats are called sombreros de paja toquilla, meaning "hats of toquilla straw."
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  • How do you shape a beret?

    Q: How do you shape a beret?

    A: Berets often require shaping before they can be worn, and military berets must be shaped in a specific way. To complete this task, you need a military beret, a cigarette lighter, a razor and warm water.
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  • What is a baggy beanie?

    Q: What is a baggy beanie?

    A: A baggy beanie is a type of knit cap that is intentionally oversized in the way it fits. Unlike a regular beanie that offers a snug fit, a baggy beanie has extra material for a slouchy look.
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  • What are snapbacks?

    Q: What are snapbacks?

    A: Snapback is a slang term for an adjustable baseball hat with a series of plastic snaps in the back for adjusting the fit. Snapbacks are a less expensive option to the fitted baseball caps worn by professional baseball players.
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  • Q: What are some different display hat racks?

    A: As of 2016, different types of display hat racks include Mark Christopher Collection's Cowboy Hat Rack, Homdox's Seven-Tier Hat Display, Perfect Curve's CapRack18, eHomeProducts' black metal hat rack and Organize It All's Zephyr hat organizer. Each display hat rack holds multiple hats and makes them clearly visible to the user.
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  • What kind of hat will suit my face shape?

    Q: What kind of hat will suit my face shape?

    A: According to the fashion experts at About.com, conductor hats work well on round faces, newsboy caps look great on oval faces, floppy hats shorten long faces, and fedoras flatter square and triangular face shapes. Choosing the right hat makes any face shape look better.
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  • Q: How do you size hats?

    A: Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head, resting it where you like to wear your hats, and jot down the measurement. Then head to the retailer's website to determine which cap size corresponds with your head's measurement.
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  • How do you shrink polyester hats?

    Q: How do you shrink polyester hats?

    A: Heating polyester causes it to shrink, so this is an effective method for bringing a larger hat down to a smaller size. Take care not to place polyester hats into the washer or the dryer, since the aggressive action of these machines can damage the hat.
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  • Q: How do you sew a scrub hat?

    A: To sew a scrub hat, first trace a circle with a 24-inch diameter onto fabric. Cut it out, fold the edges 1/2-inch and iron. Use a sewing machine to hem the entire edge of the circle and create a one inch opening, making sure to tuck the cut edges under the hem. Use a measuring tape to determine the circumference of the head. Measure from the forehead to the nape of the neck, including the area under the ears.
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  • Q: Why did Raylan Givens always wear a Stetson hat?

    A: Raylan Givens always wore a Stetson hat in the hit FX TV show "Justified" simply due to a preference for the attire of the Old West. He was also known for wearing the stereotypical Western tailored jeans and cowboy boots.
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