My mother had this old straw hat that looked really cool. I used this hat for a flower girl costume. One of those girls with shoes with a small heel in black shiny leather with a small buckle strap and white socks. Above that a yellow floral dress that has a lot of small blue flowers. And on her head she would wear a big head with a red ribbon.
Unfortunately this hat had lived in a bag in the attic for a few years. This a distroyed the nice shape it used to have. But now it is summer here in The Netherlands again and I wanted to wear that hat again. So I needed to remodel that hat. Let me explain how.
How I did it
I put a pan on the stove with water.
Once the water was boiling I put the pan on low heat but made sure it kept on boiling.
I carefully held the hat over the boiling water so the steam would soften the straw.
Then I took a ladle and bend the hat in the shape that I wanted.
And that was it. I was really that simple.
But When you do this be very careful not to burn yourself with the steam.
I also burned the string that goes under your chin. So I had to put a new string there. Luckely the string did not really burn but only melted a little