Re: How to stretch a hat?
Tim Bender offers some hints on stretching a hat, in addition to a stretcher/keeper on his website at http://www.benderhats.com/ .
If you are uncomfortable about trying it yourself (understandably so, because if you do it wrong, you can do irreversible damage) or can hold off until you get to an event where Clearwater will be, they are normally equipped to stretch hats out in the field.
If you can't wait and don't want to try it yourself, you may check in your area for Western tack shops that deal in hats. They sometimes offer hat stretching and re-shaping.
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