Howdy, Partner, today we’re going to be looking at how to shape a straw cowboy hat.
Straw hats are very much in fashion at the moment, and for very good reasons too. Not only are straw hats very easy on the eye, they’re also comfortable, attractive, and very functional as well.
Straw hats come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and designs, though it is cowboy hats that we’re going to be looking at today. Specifically, we’ll be looking at how to shape a straw cowboy hat.
You see, straw cowboy hats can be worn in a number of different ways, and you can essentially alter the appearance, shape, and design of the hat yourself, if you know what you’re doing, and if you take your time.
Whether you’re wearing your hat to look cool, or for practicality reasons, shaping the hat’s brim is vital.
Here’s a look at how to shape a straw cowboy hat.
Check for an inner wire
In terms of how to shape a straw cowboy hat, the first thing you need to do is check for an inner wire around the outer bound of the trim of the hat. If there is no wire, you can’t shape the brim because if you do, the material will be damaged.
If there is an inner wire, you can go ahead and start shaping you hat however you like.
Once you locate the wire, gently bend it into whichever shape you like.
Decide which shape and style you want
Next up, the next thing you need to consider is exactly what sort of shape and style of cowboy hat you want.
This is entirely down to you and your own unique personal tastes so decide what works for you.
There are no rules here so get creative and style the hat however you want. If you want to roll the brim of just one side of the hat, then go right ahead. Alternatively, you might want to roll the brim on both sides, or leave it as it. It is entirely your call.