You wear it every day (or, to us, you should!) but you can hardly name its every part.
Today we’re doing some hat-anatomy, sharing with you each single name and definition, so from now on you will be able to properly call every section of your fedora, or trilby, or porkpie…
B is for “brim” - the part of a hat that sticks out around the lower edge, and our unique The Dutch Hatter Badge what we put on every hat! Wearing our hat with our badge lets your become part of our The Dutch Hatter Society
C is for “crease” - a line or mark made by folding, pressing, or crushing something (such as cloth).
But C is also for “crown” - the part of a hat or other headgear covering the crown of the head.
D is for “dent” (which can also be called “pinch”) - to squeeze or press (something) together with your thumb and finger…or, in “hat slang”, the front part of a hat, which goes from front to rear.
H is for “hatband” (but you can also call it “ribbon” or “trim”) - a decorative piece of cloth that goes around the base of some hats.
Here are some tips to keep your hat in the best shape possible:
1. Don’t touch your hat with dirty or wet hands!
2. Don’t place your hat on its brim. Over time, the brim could lose its curve—particularly if the brim is wet.
3. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight. This can fade your hat significantly.
4. When adjusting your hat or taking it on and off, hold your hat by the front and back of the brim.
5. Try to avoid picking up your hat by the pinch. This can affect the shape of your hat.
6. If you like to wear your dress hats in the summer, be careful not to leave your hat somewhere very hot. If the sweatband shrinks, it could get too small.
7. Take dirt off of your hat with a damp cloth. Begin on the left side of your head, and wipe the hat counterclockwise towards the back.
8. If the sweatband is wet inside your hat, turn it out. The moisture will evaporate.