||[Jul. 25th, 2010|09:54 am]
The Question Club
Does anyone know how to clean a felt hat without completely destroying it? More specifically, rabbit fur felt?|
I had my husband's slouch hat out this morning - it was due for a brush and polish, he's not here to do it himself and if I'm going to be up with the baby anyway I can multitask! - and Six Week Old Spawn took the opportunity to puke on it. Projectile.
It's normal for them to be a bit battered, and it's actually sort of something to be proud of when they are, but somehow I don't think military uniform bits are made to cope with the world's freshest yogurt!
I have three options:
- Take it to a professional hatter to be fixed. God only knows how much that would cost, probably a couple of hundred, and in the whole city there's apparently only two who can do it. He's worn it eight years now - five years of that every single day - in rain, hail, mud, everything, and this is the first time it will have needed the professional touch.
- Buy a new one. A head as big as my husband's got, that'll cost $150 easily. I'd also have to wait until he gets back so he can bash the crown into the shape he likes, stretch it out and otherwise make it right for him.
- Find some way of de-puking it that doesn't shrink the leather band on the inside or crack the felt.
(I've never been so glad he's not a tankie. Getting baby mess out of emu feathers would be BAD)