Made me think of my trial and tribulations.....sometimes those brims take coaxing...(if indeed the hat is a brim up camber style). I got a German camber hat last year that someone forced into a snap brim, and it did not look right at all. It did not go right back immediately, BUT, a little steam and working of the brim then "BAM" the hat remembered and then restored nicely.....I am always amazed how often I find hats "remember" their original flange.....even after a great deal of time. I have done this with more than a few.....that is once I realized they did not quite like with MY idea of what their brim should look like......HATs often have an opinion too!!!