Identify the hard flap in the beret which is also the support for the Cap Badge
Press the beret together with the hard flap underneath.
Adjust by folding it further away from you. And press down the surface of the beret which is closer to you.
Fold up the side of beret which is closer to you towards the other side
Once folded, it will look like this. You can season by putting under a heavy mattress / ironing it.
Ironing your beret Ensure that the dial on the iron is either set to wool / 4. If you are ironing your beret for the first time, please be aware that there will be a slight burning smell, and discoloration.
Firstly, press the iron on the arrow shown above.
Open up one of the sides and iron it down flat.
Repeat the same action for the other side of the beret
Fold back the beret into the formation for seasoning and press the iron on its surface.
Finally, finish off the ironing by repeating step one, which is to iron on the line as shown in the picture.
The end of the hook should be placed aligned to the line on the right side of the uniform.
Pierce a safety pin near to the line that the belt will be aligned to from inside
The safety pin will protrude out this way. This is the view if uniform is buttoned.
The belt is made up of 2 layers of cloth. Pierce the belt to the protruding safety pin. Estimate the amount of cloth you want to pin, but not too much. Do make sure that it only pierce through the first layer of cloth, not both layers so as to not making the safety pin visible.
Fasten the safety pin on the inner side of the uniform
This is how it looks once safety pin has been fasten
After pinching and estimating, fold into a straight line, and start ironing only one side of the fold. Try to press down iron at the region where the arrow shows. If it doesn’t work, put some starch / water but ensure that the hot surface of iron is clean.