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Old 03/30/13, 12:04 PM
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How to shrink a felt hat?

I purchased a wonderful wool felt hat on E-Bay but it is too large for me. The label reads to wipe clean with water only. But do you think I could soak it in hot water to try and shrink it or will it disintergrate on me? I only paid $4.25 including shipping so I'm not out much if it fails. But thought I'd check with the "fiber ladies" here to see what you might recommend.

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If it is felt then it has already been shrunk. It's possible that it would shrink more.

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