Oh boy...after a long weekend with nowhere near enough sleep, I threw the green beret into the wash to full....and something or other came up, and I forgot all about it!
I probably should have handwashed it with hair-conditioner first, but I sat and pulled and pulled, stretched it as well as I could, and somehow got it stretched over an intermediate sized plate to dry.
I hope that this works out, it is a holiday gift for a friend who I noticed last year does not seem to own a hat for herself.
So, my message is this.
NEVER FORGET YOUR FULLING IN THE MACHINE!!!!