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How can I expand a men's pork pie hat? Answered

I just bought a men's pork pie hat that according to the website should fit my head. I ordered the XL which should be 60-61cm and should fit my head, but it didn't. Having spent $70 already on shipping, taxes and fees I would rather not spend $20 more on returning the shipping cost of returning it. The company I bought it from does not have a larger size either... What should I do to expand the size?

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2010-10-08

That is an expensive hat.
You'll ruin it trying to make it fit: cut your losses by selling it, and go looking for a hat shop you can walk into.


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jonnis (author)lemonie2010-10-08

I have to agree with you.. Selling the hat seems to be the cheapest option. Though I will have to buy a new hat online since it is about 300km to the nearest hat shop...


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Re-design (author)2010-10-08

How much too small is it. It is common practice to stretch hats to the next half size. They actually make a hat stretcher kinda like a shoe tree.

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