I bought this vintage hat online a while ago and it ended up being too big. I was bummed, because I couldn't return it. It's one thing to stretch a hat to make it bigger, but how do you make a hat smaller? Well it has sat around for about a year because I didn't think it was possible, but I was wrong! It is possible to size a hat smaller and I'm going to show you how to do it today. Super simple.
First you buy a little something called hat size reducer. It's basically foam tape, but a little softer than what you would find at the hardware store. It should be noted that this won't work if your hat is drastically too big.
Simply hold up the hat size reducer against the inside of your hat (on the sides) and see about how long you'll want the tape. Cut the tape accordingly--you can just eye ball it, no need to be exact here. Then peel off the backing and place the tape underneath the sweat band, so that it's hidden between the sweat band and the hat. That's it!
It will look like this. I ended up putting the smaller pieces in the front and back as well so it would be even a little more snug.
Then you go from having your hat like this:
What can I say.... saving the world one small problem at a time. Anyone else ever resize their hat with success? Since this hat is also on the shallow end I may add a chin strap as well.