Can wool hats get wet?
We can not avoid rainy days, can we? And even if we could, we would not want to miss out on the coziness and romantic ambiance created by those wet drops that now and then - for some people more often than not - fall upon us.
We can picture you, walking around in your perfectly curated outfit which, obviously, includes a handcrafted and 100% merino wool hat by The Hip Hat, and you start to wonder, as you look for refuge from the rain drops, "Can wool hats get wet?"
Here is your straight answer: the handcrafted and 100% wool hats by The Hip Hat can get wet, they are water resistant and therefore will perform perfectly in light rain. We know! It is what you wanted to read!
But wait, don't leave this blog post just yet because we need to give you some important tips for you to be able to take great care of your wool hat even when it gets rained on.
First off, although 100% wool hats are water-repellent, they are not waterproof. Your wool hat shouldn't get drenched to the point where it looks like it went for a swim, and was diving into the water, without floats. You get the idea, right? When we say rain, we're talking light to normal rain, or even a gentle snowfall. The nice thing about 100% wool hats, like ours, is that wool will absorb moisture and still retain the ability to insulate.
Let's move forward with the rainy day situation.
Once you and your wool hat are in a dry place, hopefully with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate in your hands (or beverage of your preference), we suggest that you gently shake off the excess water, and place your hat laying on a flat surface to dry slowly. You can also hang it from a coat rack, or the back of a chair. Your 100% wool hat will not shrink or stretch.
Oh, we know what you are thinking. "What if there is a heater or a chimney nearby?" Let us stop you right there! Don't be tempted to place your hat on or near direct heat as it may cause your wool hat to change its shape, and nobody wants that. Are you maybe thinking about dry-cleaning your wool hat? The answer to that is a hard no.
Once your wool hat is completely dry you may notice a few stains from the raindrops. No problem at all. You will use steam and a soft bristle brush to successfully remove them. Cautiously grab a steamer and gently direct a flow of steam in the direction of the spot that needs to be rid of. Use the soft bristle to work the stain with short strokes.
We need to point out that other than being stylish, 100% wool hats do two things in colder temperatures that benefit the lucky person who wears them: they will keep a person’s head warm, and they help keep a person’s head dry. Wool’s rough surface traps heat and does not provide avenues of escape for it. Heat will remain trapped between the skin of a person’s head and the wool of the hat. Additionally, wool (the soft, fluffy fur of sheep) is an excellent insulator and can retain its insulating qualities even when wet.
Now you know, wool hats can get wet! Go ahead and shop The Hip Hat's selection of 100% handcrafted and 100% merino wool hats, including Large Brim Wool Hats, Fedora Wool Hats, Pencil Brim Wool Hats, Two-tone Wool Hats, Outback Wool Hats, and also Western Style commonly known as Cowboy/Cowgirl Wool Hats. All wool hats by The Hip Hat come in gorgeous colors and their quality is superb (at a very competitive price, too!).