How to Shape Felt Cowboy Hats

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Shaping felt cowboy hats is something you do after lightly spritzing it with some water. Shape felt cowboy hats with help from a fashion professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Eric Watson at Watson's Hat Shop, located in historical Cave Creek, Arizona. Here at Watson's Hat Shop we make fine tailored custom hats built to any style. Today, I'm going to show you how to shape a cowboy hat. So we have the steam going here. We want to lightly spritz the hat with some water. And in doing so we want to warm the felt up. And this is just a simple shaping. Rotate the hat like this, get it nice and warm and by doing this we're opening the pores up in the felt. So we take the hat and we're going to use this tool here to set the center crease. Now we've got our center crease there. We want to set the crease with some steam and we're going to put some side creases in the side of the hat. So we're just reapplying the, there used to be a crease like this in the hat, so we're just reapplying the crease into the hat like it used to be. So we're setting that crease real good here with the steam. This steam's very hot so you want to be careful. And you don't want to over stress the felt which can damage it. And there you have it, that is how you put a shape into a cowboy hat. And I'm Eric Watson, from Watson's Hat Shop. Thank you.

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