Panama hats, floppy sun hats, boater hats, Western-style hats—everyone loves a good straw hat. But as stylish and versatile as they are, straw hats are vulnerable to being squashed, folded, or bent out of shape.
If you’re considering letting go of a favorite straw hat because of its misshapen form, hold that thought—it’s quite easy to restore your straw hat to its full sartorial glory. Straw is, after all, a pretty malleable material.
Keep reading this guide for instructions on how to reshape a straw hat with just a few basic household items and plenty of tips to keep that hat in good form for future wear.