Restoration & Hat Care

Do you have an “old friend” that has seen many adventures?

At Smithbilt Hats we have many people who bring in their old hat, that they can’t part with, and ask if we can put some life back into it.

Of course we can!

How to care for your Smithbilt Hat

Never lay a Smithbilt Hat on a flat surface with the brim down, this can cause the brim can lose its shape. Here are some good alternatives:

• Lay your hat on the crown, with the brim up.

• Hang it on a hat stand.

• Set it on the edge of a shelf, so the curl of the brim takes no weight.

To store your hat, ideally use a hatbox. If you haven’t got one, make a cardboard ring that will hold the crown snugly, and place the hat in a bag to prevent damage from dust.

Keep your hat in a cool, dry environment. Never leave it in your vehicle.

If you spill your whiskey on your hat, rinse the spot immediately and brush it your finger. Let the hat dry out naturally. Do the same for yourself!

Smithbilt Hat Services


If your hat needs an expert eye, visit our store and let our master hatters do the job for you.

*additional charges for non Smithbilt Hats

Light Clean


Clean & Shape

Complete Restoration


Clean & Shape

Sweatband Foam/Elastic


Replace inside band

Bound Edge


Ribbon stitched to outer hat brim



3 per side

New Hat Band


Replace outside band

2 Cord $20

Assorted Dress $25

Grossgrain Ribbon with Bow $30

White Hat Clean


Clean & Shape

Stiffen & Shape


Stiffen & Shape

Leather Sweatband 1 5/8``


Replace inside band

Re-stitch Sweatband


Re-stitch existing inside band

Pencil Curl


Curl brim

Heavy Clean


Clean & Shape

Dust & Shape


Steam & Shape

Leather Sweatband 2``


Replace inside band

New Lining


New satin liner inside of hat

Cut Brim


Cut brim to requested size