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Indy Bash for Your Open Crown Akubra® Hat

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.

We have provided instructions below for adding an Indy bash to your open crown Adventurer or follow these links for other popular bashes:

Pinched Telescope Bash

Indy Bash

The traditional bash for the Adventurer is the Indy bash, a modified fedora bash made popular by Harrison Ford's character in the Indiana Jones movies.

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 add two 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.

Adventurer Hat by Akubra with Indy Bash

Adventurer Hat by Akubra with Indy Bash


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