I tried my hand on hat reshaping the other day. I had an old dirty wool felt hat that I wanted to reshape. So I did a bit of reading on the subject and set about to work my magic.
Here is the hat in the state that I got it.
So first I brushed and cleaned it well.
Next I got all of my equipment together and prepared to set to work. I got out I ton of different kitchen utensil because I was not sure which ones I would use. I ended up only using on of the ladles and a soup spoon.
I boiled the hotpot and taped the button down so that it would continue to boil. I then steamed the hat.
I then started to shape the hat while I steamed it regularly.
I used the ladle and spoons to round out the crown.
I then shaped the crown using the soup spoon.
I then finished shaping the crown.
Continuing to steam it I shaped the brim.
And here is the finished hat. I have added a black cockade and band. But, I did not take a picture of that.
So there you go, how to reshape a wool hat.