Hey you! Thanks for joining me on this Friday afternoon. So, I wanted to let you in on a couple of quick, super quick FAQ’s about your handmade hat – thank you for your recent purchase – ya’ll put that extra stitch in my thread! If you’re still thinking about one that’s totally cool! Awesome new colors are up and running in the shop – did you read the last blog about the new colors? Check it out here.
Now let’s talk about how to take care of your hat! Like I said – super quick.
New Slouchy Stretch Knit hat is in the shop. Check it out here!
I know you have some questions – so let’s get right to it!
- I just did chores on the farm and my flannel and corduroy hat is filthy!
Can I wash my hat?
Yes! Throw it in the washer on a cold, gentle cycle. The fabric that your hat is made with whether it’s flannel, corduroy, fleece or sweater fleece (not wool) is thrown in my washer before it even goes in the scissors. Your wool hat and the cute hats with poms are not washable, but all the other ones are!
- I want my handmade corduroy hat to smell fresh and new before heading to the cabin this weekend.
Can I dry my hat?
My recommendation for drying your corduroy hat would be to let it air dry. Throw it over a lamp shade, line dry it on your clothes line or just simply lay it flat with a happy flat brim – not a bent brim. I also dry all the fabric in the dryer prior to making your hat, but to be safe let’s have you air dry it.
- My kids’ fleece hats are in need of some freshening up for heading back to school on Monday.
Can I wash and dry it?
You bet! Because I know your life is busy with laundry, suppers to make and lunches to pack, not to mention your kids are maybe filthy and sweaty (love it) go ahead and throw their fleece hats right in the wash and dryer on warm while you throw supper together for the fam. The super durable hook and loop closure will hold up fine. Don’t recommend hot – just luke warm. While you’re at it throw your two-tone fleece hat in there with it – it should be just fine.
- I want my newsboy hat or patchwork cloche hat to look crisp and brand new again.
Can I iron my hat?
This is totally up to you! For my own hats after washing and air drying I take my hat I use a low heat iron and swipe the brim to make it happy and to stiffen things up a bit. Please avoid getting any hot iron on your Bound to be Creative tag as it will potentially stick to your iron. To iron your brim on your hat do this: grab the back of the hat and hold it up so the brim is just touching the ironing board, then take your iron and swipe the inside of the brim. It doesn’t matter which way your hat is turned out. Repeat to other side if desired. (Do not iron your fleece hat – just had to mention – but you’re super smart and probably knew this.)
- I’m going on vacation and I want to bring my new hat my mom bought for me.
How do I fold my hat for travel?
When folding your hat it’s best to follow this video I’ve prepared for you. Check it out here!
BAM! There you have it! These are the FAQ’s that I get asked all the time. I hope you will find them super useful as you rock your Bound to be Creative hat!
Do you have another burning question about your new, old or almost purchased hat? I’d be super duper happy to answer any questions you have! Simply reply to this email and I will get back to you!
Thanks so much for hanging out with me!
Until next time…
Bound to be….making more hats,