Carefully Shrinking a Baseball Cap

How to use moisture and heat to reduce the size of a fitted baseball cap that is just a little too large. If you’ve stretched it too much or got the wrong size, this could help you tighten the cap by about 1/8 of a size.

NOTE: This technique will not provide a major amount of shrinkage. Other methods may do that, but also have side effects for the shape of the cap!

For my main tutorial on stretching caps, go to:


ChillValentine says:

Another excellent vid, Doug! This is exactly the type of walk-through I was seeking after purchasing a Retro Classic in my size recently that was just ever so slightly loose. Excellent instructional videos – thank you so much for sharing your wisdom on all things New Era!

selfmadetrilly says:

Could you do a video showing the difference between low crown version (on field, right?) and the regular one please?

ghostface1014 says:

Thank you thank you thank you. I’ve been waiting for videos like this. I appreciate it a lot.

Don't cry over batflips says:

Hey Doug do you think it’s possible to shrink a wool 7 1/2 down to a 7 3/8? Found a hat I love but it’s 1 size too big for me.

Andres Ascencio says:

What about diamond era hats ?how a hard is it for those to shrink

Tatyana Hall says:

Hi, I love your videos. They’re very informative and well done. Could you do a video on how you clean your caps?

wrestlingMachine28 says:

How many hats do you own? Love the vids!

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