How To: Make hat molds with Victor Osborne and Threadbanger

Make hat molds with Victor Osborne and Threadbanger

Ready to get into custom hat-making? Be your own milliner, with the tips from this video fashion lesson. In this video episode, Rob and Corinne hook up with Hat make Victor Osborne for a super DIY lesson on how to make Hat Molds on the cheap.

Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashion DIY video creators. Search Threadbanger on WonderHowTo for more fashion tutorial videos. From the Threadbanger site:

"The ThreadBanger network is a landing point for people who want to create and discover their own style through alternative fashion: recycling, up-cycling and re-fashioning anything and everything with simple sewing tools and techniques. From our episodes, forum and blog, to our newsletter, contests and viewer-take-overs, ThreadBanger is a multi-media network for people who want to share their passion for DIY, fashion and crafting with each other. ThreadBanger is a place to share ideas, tips and advice and help make the world more fashionable, ThreadBanger style!"

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Victor and Threadbanger, I need some advice,

I have a lovely felt hat that was exactly my size and the perfect shape to suit me, rather like a Victorian lady's riding hat. Unfortunately, several years ago I had a fire in my house and everything got smoke damage, including my beloved hat.

The people who rehabbed my house actually managed to clean the hat, but in the process the hat shrank. Just enough that it no longer sits right.

The style is a simple dome crown with a curved brim in back that comes down to a slight point in front.

If I were to line the hat with plastic and make a block as above, could I then add layers of something like duct tape to make the block larger? and then dampen the hat and use the block to stretch it again? Failing that, is there some other way to resize the hat?

I really love this hat and want to be able to wear it again.

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