You will need
  • - starch:
  • - PVA glue;
  • - starch spray;
  • - gelatin;
  • - small basin;
  • - blank ;
  • - stove;
  • - measuring dishes;
  • - cup or glass;
  • - pan;
  • - tablespoon.
For a hat, hard or medium starch is preferred. The degree depends on the concentration of the paste. Starch can be taken potato, corn or rice; Pour in a glass of cold water and pour there 1.5 or 2 tablespoons of starch. Stir until smooth. This is necessary to prevent lumps from cooking the paste.
Pour 1 liter of water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Pour the contents of the glass into boiling water and mix well. Keep the paste on fire for a few seconds, then remove and cool. It should turn out to be light and transparent. Keep the muddy paste on fire for another 4-5 minutes.
If the saucepan is large enough, you can starch the hat directly in it. From a small dish, pour the paste into a bowl or a small bowl. Immerse your hat there. It should all be saturated with paste. It's okay if you have to crush it, then you still smooth out all the folds. Hold the hat in the starch for a few minutes.
Drying a starched hat is best done on a blank. In this capacity, you can use a suitable jar, an enameled pan and even a balloon. It all depends on the form. If you have a hat with fields, give them a horizontal position. Dry your hat. It should become slightly wet.
Iron your hat through a cloth with a hot iron. It is most convenient to use a sleeve stand for this purpose. Iron it on it. Put the hat on the ironing board and iron the fields. Put the hat back on the blank and let it rest.