Custom Hat Service, Indy Bash

$20.00
Item No. HATBASH-INDY
Qty:

Most customers will find our simple instructions for bashing an open crown hat straightforward and easy to follow. For those few customers who require more, we offer the following custom hat shaping services. Order this service if you are buying an open crown Akubra, such as the Adventurer, and want us to shape the crown into an Indy bash. The Indy bash is suitable for the Adventurer.

Special Order. No returns or exchanges of the custom service unless defective or not as specified.

Most customers will find our simple instructions for bashing an open crown hat straightforward and easy to follow. For those few customers who require more, we offer the following custom hat shaping services. Order this service if you are buying an open crown Akubra, such as the Adventurer, and want us to shape the crown into an Indy bash. The Indy bash is suitable for the Adventurer.

Special Order. No returns or exchanges of the custom service unless defective or not as specified.

  • Special Order
    This is a Custom Akubra Hat Service. These services are special order -- no returns or exchanges for the custom service -- and are only available for Akubras purchased directly from us.

    We actually recommend that our customers add their own bash, rather than using this service. Adding a bash is easy, with instructions provided with all our open crown hats. Adding the bash yourself enables you to first check the size and style, then perfect the bash to your own tastes. If you don't like your first attempts, reshape the hat until you are satisfied, then set the bash by wearing in the rain or steaming.

    Please note:

    1. Custom hat services are a special order. No returns or exchanges of the custom service unless defective or not as specified.

    2. Please allow up to two business days extra processing time for our custom hat services.

    3. If you want a custom hat service for a hat you have already purchased from us, please follow the instructions (included with your purchase) for returning your hat to us, and include our normal handling fee. Our Custom Akubra Hat Services are only available for Akubras purchased from us.

    4. If you are unsure of your hat size or the desired style, we recommend you find a local hat retailer to assist you in person with sizing and custom shaping. A lising of Akubra dealers in the US and Canada can be found at akubra-usa.com.

  • Do It Yourself

    Indy Bash
    The Akubras with an open crown, such as the Adventurer, allow you to put your own personal bash or crease in the crown. A hat maker would use steam to make the shape permanent but steam may also shrink the felt. The better way for those who are not hat makers is to put in a preliminary shape, then when the hat is damp from the rain adjust it to the desired final shape and let it dry. This not only avoids shrinkage problems, but also lets you try out the preliminary shape and change it if needed.

    The traditional bash for the Adventurer is the Indy bash, a modified fedora bash.

    Open Crown Adventurer
    Step 1. Start with the open crown Adventurer.

    Form the center dent
    Step 2. Create the center dent front to back, keeping the front slightly higher than the back.

    Push the center of the top crease up, then addtwo side dents.
    Step 3. Add two side dents pinched closely together in front and tapering down to the ribbon.

    Turn the brim down in front and back, and add a slight curl to the sides.
    Step 4. Add a slight curl to the sides.

    Please download our Hat Manual (pdf) for more step by step instructions on how to bash or crease your open crown Akubra.

    We also provide information online at Indy Bash for Open Crown Hats and at Bashing Your Open Crown Akubra and at David Morgan on YouTube

You May Also Like

Adventurer Hat (Open Crown)
$145.00
Bullwhip, 8 ft., Natural Tan
$890.00
Hat Stretcher
$23.00
Hatter's Brim Brush
$13.00

Customer Reviews