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How to Unstinkify Hats

My husband's hats smell like sweat and dirty hair. Does anyone have best-practices recommendations for washing hats like this or this that won't result in a misshapen or shrunken hat? Would dry cleaning remove the body oils and smell without damaging the shape?
posted by erst on Sep 26, 2016 - 9 answers

Is it better for a fitted baseball hat to be too big or too small?

Is it better for a fitted baseball cap to be a *little* too big or a *little* too small? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 3, 2016 - 12 answers

What kind of hat is Chuck D wearing?

pic 1 pic 2 What kind of hat is Chuck D wearing during the Prophets of Rage appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last night? Thanks.
posted by gummo on Jul 27, 2016 - 1 answer

Help keep the sun off of my giant head.

I'm having trouble finding hats to fit my size 7 1/2 head. Translated into general hat sizes, that is an XL. All "one size" hats perch on the top of my head like steampunk fascinators. i'm a woman, and would prefer not to exclusively wear men's hats which is what I've been doing. The main purpose of the hats are sun protection, so they would ideally have a brim that goes all the way around. Extra points if you can recommend an actual store in the NYC area!
posted by defreckled on Apr 20, 2016 - 12 answers

Have you seen this hat?

A friend loved and lost this hat, which I believe is from Iceland. Can you help me either a similar knitting pattern to replicate it, or an online source to replace it?
posted by ibex on Feb 27, 2016 - 3 answers

Hit me with your favorite chemo head gear

The hair and I are parting ways. It’s freaking cold outside. The chemo will probably go on through spring-early summer, so I'll need some lighter stuff as well. I’d like to try and hide the hair loss as long as possible, if that is possible. I have looked at a lot of hats online already, but would like some recommendations as to what worked best for you. [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on Feb 14, 2016 - 9 answers

Where can I buy this hat?

A friend recently left her beloved new hat (this one) at a restaurant. When she went back to look for it, a server said that someone had already taken it, claiming it was theirs. I'd love to find her a replacement. [more inside]
posted by Asterism on Jan 7, 2016 - 9 answers

Stand by your hat

I really really really really want this exact hat, which is only available in the UK. Do I have options? [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Dec 28, 2015 - 5 answers

Can anyone ID this (probably Eastern European) writing

Can anyone ID this (probably Eastern European) writing and / or hat. [more inside]
posted by Laura_J on Sep 22, 2015 - 7 answers

Quality fitted baseball-style caps besides New Era?

Who are the manufacturers (if there are any) of good quality fitted baseball caps, besides New Era? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Aug 17, 2015 - 5 answers

Vintage/pinup fashionistas: what can I wear on my head with this dress?

I am attending a company party where the theme is somewhere along the lines of "vintage Havana." The event will be held in the evening and there will be Cuban dancing, cigars, cocktails, etc. I bought this dress to wear to it but I am totally stumped about what to do to decorate my head as I am growing out a short haircut that is not salvageable on its own. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Aug 4, 2015 - 28 answers

Why are the ribs on my crocheted hat so slim?

I was trying to make this hat, but it turned out like this. The hat in the video has the ribs bunched together, and they only show up when stretched. On the hat I created, the ribs always stand out and look stretched. I used 100% acrylic double knitting wool and a 4mm OR a 6mm hook (can't remember which). What did I do wrong?
posted by Solomon on May 24, 2015 - 6 answers

I hate the sun. What type of hat should I get?

I hate the feeling of the hot summer sun on my skin. What type of hat should I get to keep the sun off of me? I am an early 30s male living in Philadelphia. My style is pretty casual and I likely being wearing jeans and a t-shirt in the situations where I would wear this hypothetical hat I don't need to look cool in the hat, but I'd strongly prefer to not look goofy in it. I'd prefer to spend less than $100 but I am flexible on that.
posted by nolnacs on May 10, 2015 - 16 answers

What was this story about a knowledge giving hat?

I recall reading a story about a society where you are given a choice between choosing to wear a hat which gives you immediate access to all human knowledge, or having to slave away for years to gain knowledge the old fashioned way. The dilemma is that the hat controls you to some degree. Can anyone identify this? I've tried many times over the years to Google for it, but have always come up empty.
posted by All Out of Lulz on Mar 14, 2015 - 5 answers

Trying to sew two halves of two hats together.

I want to cut two hats in half and sew each half to the other (e.g. one half of the hat will be team A and the other half of the hat will be team B). How can I most effectively do this? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Jan 27, 2015 - 19 answers

Non-scary winter face protection for a woman

Help me find a "ski mask" type hat or scarf solution for freezing weather! Difficulty level: glasses. [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Jan 8, 2015 - 24 answers

How do I wear this women's hat?

What is the proper way to wear a women's hat that is gathered at the back and tall in the front, with a brim? And what is this type of hat called? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Dec 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Local cat hatter sought

Does anyone know where I could find good quality men's hats (I'm thinking bowlers or top hats but I'm very open to different styles) that would fit an average-sized cat, ready for immediate pickup, in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Oct 3, 2014 - 14 answers

Travel Tips Mexico, Trinidad

Mexico City Hotel? Trinidadian Fashion? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Jul 2, 2014 - 2 answers

Looking for a stylish, plus-sized summer hat

I'm looking for one of the big, floppy, straw hats that are in style this summer-- or something else that is reasonably stylish and will shield my face-- but I have a pretty large head. Does anyone know where I can get one in an extra large size? [more inside]
posted by noxperpetua on Jun 3, 2014 - 3 answers

Woman Without Hat!

I have this suede Australian outback hat that I bought at a garage sale a few weeks ago, for $6. I didn't examine it closely at the time, but it reeks of mold and must, leather small, and saddlesoap from a stab at self cleaning. Can I dry clean it? Here's pictures of the hat in question: My Poor Hat, two pics of it. It's a Walkabout brand Australian hat, size small. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on May 19, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me find a big hat for my big fat head.

I have a big head and long thick hair so hats rarely fit me and if they do they aren't comfortable so I have never worn them. I like to garden and sunburn easily and have recently had a small cancer removed from my scalp and I'd like to wear a hat to keep my head, face & neck covered from now on. When your doctor checks you for skin cancers get them to check your hair too if you don't wear a hat, no one puts sunscreen there and it gets the full brunt of the sun as I learned the hard way, so anyway now I need a hat. [more inside]
posted by wwax on May 9, 2014 - 19 answers

Pharrell's Hat

What kind of hat is Pharrell wearing at 14s in the Happy video?
posted by phrontist on Mar 31, 2014 - 5 answers

Need big hats and big boots in Toronto

Where in Toronto can I find (1) an extra large size toque with ear coverage (like the Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon) or (2) size 15 waterproof warm winter boots (like the Sorel 1964 PAC T)? I've already visited or called several places (MEC, Get Outside, Patagonia) to no result. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jan 22, 2014 - 11 answers

The perfect knit hat

I'm looking for a knit hat, kind of a beanie/toque hat, but with a very thick rim. All the knit hats I'm finding seem to get thinner at the edge. I think what I want would be similar to a beanie combined with a really thick ear warmer. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 8, 2014 - 21 answers

Replacement hat

I bought this hat, I think, in Cairns back in 2002/2003, lost it a few years ago, and would dearly love another one like it. Every now and then I get online & try searching for one, but I can never find the right thing. I loved this hat, I found the width of the brim to be just perfect for me, it was easy to shove into my handbag with mangling it, it was light, wouldn't blow off, etc etc. Above the blue/black band, was more white & a blue star on the top. It was made of cotton & either knitted crocheted. Is there a specific name for this type of sunhat? I don't want anything with bows or frills or other adornments. Happy to consider commissioning someone to make one.
posted by goshling on Nov 30, 2013 - 6 answers

Fixing the stinky hat: how to remove perfume & hairspray odors

It's an old winter white wool felt portrait hat. It stinks: hairspray and perfume. Odorzout and Smells Begone have been enthusiastically recommended here, but I'm concerned that spraying liquids on a felt hat will deform its lovely shape. Any suggestions for dry fragrance fighting? My only thought was filling the hatbox with cedar chips, but then it will smell like cedar chips, which is only marginally OK for this asthmatic and will probably make other sensitives gag. I've digested the copious hat-, felt-, and destinking-related advice here on MeFi.
posted by Jesse the K on Sep 23, 2013 - 14 answers

Sun hat for a man that has good back of the neck protection?

It's hotter than hell here and Mr. gudrun is spending a lot of time outside in the hot sun. He needs a good sun hat, and preferably one that will shade the back of his neck, as sunblock alone is not cutting it. He's not crazy about the hats with flaps attached to the back, but is willing to give one a try if the flap can be removed or tucked away when not needed. (Please help me prevent skin cancer!).
posted by gudrun on Jul 15, 2013 - 18 answers

Shaping a cowboy hat

Need help shaping a cowboy hat. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jul 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Jazz for dark, lonely nights of the soul

Jazz songs like "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Theme for Lester Young" by Charles Mingus? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jun 22, 2013 - 13 answers

snapbacks & tattoos

I want to buy a cap for summer. Five panel, fitted, snapback, whatever. Something like this, this, this, or this. I'm in Los Angeles this week and Portland next week. What streetwear shops should I visit? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Non-terrible hats for women

Non-touristy, non-dowdy hat suitable for a 20-something female. [more inside]
posted by sunshine37 on Apr 26, 2013 - 36 answers

I never wear hats. But I need a hat.

So, summer's rolling around and I think I need a hat. Unfortunately, I don't 'know sports' or have high enough style to pull off a fedora/habana/or whatnot. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 15, 2013 - 32 answers

Grey and black Portland Trail Blazers hat wanted in Melbourne, Australia

My boyfriend wants a grey and black (not red) Portland Trail Blazers hat, we live in Melbourne, Australia. How can I acquire one?
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Apr 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me identify this comedian.

In the 90s there was a comedian, or at least a comedy show host, on Comedy Central, who always wore a knit cap. He was very deadpan and may have shared shows with Dave Attell. I could have sworn he was also a guest on Dr. Katz, but he doesn't appear in the cast list. Slim man, white, with an angular face. I can't find him in any lists of U.S. standups or Comedy Central specials. Who was this guy?!
posted by juniper on Feb 18, 2013 - 12 answers

What's the best time to buy Super Bowl merchandise?

How long should I wait -if at all - to get the best deal on Super Bowl merchandise? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Feb 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Are toques like security blankets?

Are unraveled toques a thing? I saw a friend wearing a sad, sad hat, and am debating knitting him a replacement. [more inside]
posted by momus_window on Dec 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find a replacement for my favorite hat

Help me find a replacement for my favorite hat [more inside]
posted by jimmereeno on Dec 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Mod Me!

In my determination to start dressing more fashionably, I bought this mod coat. Except...what should I wear with it? Accessorize me, please! [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Nov 11, 2012 - 15 answers

Old hat with medicore mystery

Vintage hat question. Because I don't know about hats, let alone vintage hats. [more inside]
posted by Coatlicue on Oct 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Why do they not use the chinstrap properly?

What is the deal with the chin strap resting in front, rather than going under the chin, in a lot of ceremonial hats? Like the typical British Bearskin hat. Having the strap sitting in front like that seems totally useless and impractical. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Oct 24, 2012 - 12 answers

The Conical Asian Hat. Filipino.

Anybody know where one can purchase a "Conical Asian Hat" in San Francisco or East Bay? We are particularly interested in getting a Filipino-style one because they are very attractive. [more inside]
posted by eagle-bear on Oct 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Hatless cultures

Are there any ethnic groups that don't wear hats?
posted by dontjumplarry on Oct 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Oh god, I don't want to be hat guy

Oh god, hats. The fedora thread has made me aware that, as a baldish and getting balder guy, I should be wearing a hat outside, especially when driving as during the summer I'm inevitably in a convertible. Problems: (a) I don't want to be "that guy in the stupid hat" (b) I have a giant, round head. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Oct 2, 2012 - 35 answers

Oh, that's great. I'm gonna die without my hat!

Tell me about Stanley Tweedle's hat. [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Sep 22, 2012 - 15 answers

Have the haircut, need the hat

Vintage hat identification - Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina. Does anyone know the name of this style of hat? [more inside]
posted by cessair on Aug 7, 2012 - 13 answers

making pith helmet cat ears - advice?

Please help me: a) procure 2-5 pith helmets (natural straw type), inexpensively; b) procure material to make matching cat ears; c) add cat ears to pith helmets, in "airplane ears" or "listening behind" position, because cat safari is serious business. Found $15/helmet source for (a), but wonder if there's a less expensive way. For (b), I have no real clue - what should I even buy? Very thin chair caning supplies? Tiny willow branches from a nearby tree? Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jul 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me smooth out these hat wrinkles

Is there a way to restore this hats' brim to it's original smoothness? It's a Dorfman Pacific cotton canvas hat that I really like. I had to wash it and now the brim is all wrinkly. [more inside]
posted by bellastarr on May 11, 2012 - 1 answer

Where to find a Christmas hat in Vancouver in January?

Where could I find a Little Christmas hat for my six year old cousin? (Location: Vancouver) [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jan 2, 2012 - 4 answers

How can my grandmother cover her head?

My grandmother is going to be going through chemotherapy soon, and I want to find a great head covering for her. I'm looking for personal recommendations. [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jan 1, 2012 - 7 answers

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