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    Have you ever washed your your Balmoral and if so how often?

    I am in the middle of knitting some Argyle kilt hose. Fine yarn and the first time doing color work so it is slow going. I got to the point I needed to knit something simple and relaxing. So I started to knit a Balmoral. As I was starting to knit I thought about my old Balmoral. My Balmoral is about 40 years old and has been my go to hat for most of that time. When I looked at it I could not remember cleaning this wonderful hat.

    After 40 years I will not tell you the color of the water as I soaked it in cold water and a mild soap.

    Have you ever washed your your Balmoral and if so how often?

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    I "wash" mine regularly. Every time it rains and it rains a lot around here!
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    I had an old Robert Mackie balmoral that I wore just about every day while employed in a job that encouraged it. As a result of the constant wear, it became necessary to clean it. This was accomplished successfully by soaking in Woolite and luke warm water, shaping, and drying on a hat form.
    My Clans: Guthrie, Sinclair, Sutherland, MacRae, McCain-Maclachlan, MacGregor-Petrie, Johnstone, Hamilton, Boyd, MacDonald-Alexander, Patterson, Thompson. Welsh:Edwards, Williams, Jones. Paternal line: Brandenburg/Prussia.

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