About Hat Stretchers
Tight, uncomfortable, and sometimes painful — this is not what you expected when you bought that new hat. As a hat is worn, it conforms to your head, making it tighter than you would like, so a hat stretcher comes in handy to re-size the hat for a proper and more comfortable fit. The cedar block type comes in two sizes — one for hats size 7 1/8 or smaller, and one for hats size 7 1/4 or larger. Simply place the block inside the hat, and give the knob a turn or two. Leave the hat in the hat stretcher overnight, and the next morning, it should be larger, offering a more comfortable fit. As the hat is worn, it conforms again to your head, so do not be alarmed if the hat is slightly larger than you wanted at first. The cedar block works as a top hat stretcher, and can be used on ball caps, wool hats, felt hats, fedoras, cowboy hats, and even straw hats. The vast inventory of hat stretchers found on eBay make it easy to find the cedar block for your desired hat size.