How to make a baseball hat into a flat billed hat

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How to make a baseball hat into a flat billed hat
Many baseball players slightly curve their caps to keep the sun out of their eyes. (Donald Miralle/Lifesize/Getty Images)

If you have a baseball hat that has a curved brim, you can change the look of the hat by flattening it out. Both short, regular and long brim hats can be converted into flat-billed hats using just a few objects that you probably already have in your house. The more curved the hat's brim, the longer it will take to flatten it out. But, with a little perseverance, you can get the brim as flat as a board.

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Things you need

  • Baseball hat
  • Plastic bag
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Bricks

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  1. 1

    Place your baseball cap into a plastic bag. You can use a plastic grocery bag or a gallon size resealable freezer bag that will remain unsealed. The point of the plastic bag is to protect the material on the hat from being damaged as you flatten it.

  2. 2

    Place the hat on a flat surface. This can be a table, a bookshelf, a work desk or any other location that can hold the weight of up to two bricks. However, to get a flat brim, it must be a flat surface.

  3. 3

    Place the piece of cardboard on top of the hat so that it is resting on top of the plastic bag and over just the brim of the hat. The cardboard will prevent any indentations or other damage from the bricks.

  4. 4

    Place the bricks on top of the cardboard, positioned over the brim. Depending on the size of the bricks, you may need one or two. Distribute the bricks so that they are even on top of the cardboard.

  5. 5

    Check the brim daily. You will notice it straightening out each day. Depending on how curved the brim was, it may take a few days to a week or more to get it completely flat.

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