Knit headwear is made in the USA by a government contractor. All hats are OSFM and a great addition to any outfit for those chilly Fall and Winter days when a little extra warmth is a necessity.
- Heavyweight acrylic knit construction
- Once size fits most
- Made in USA
The "jeep cap" was first issued by the United States Army in February 1942 during World War II the purpose of the jeep cap was to be worn underneath the heavy combat helmets to offer soldiers both extra padding and warmth. The jeep cap was originally knitted close to the head, with a six-stitch "starfish pattern" on top (supposedly to support the webbing suspension inside the helmets), with a cuff coming out like a V from the top center of the brim and around the rest of the cap, which soldiers could pull down over their ears for even more warmth.
Although made specifically for wear under the steel pot helmet, the cap alone grew to be very popular with soldiers for its casual and relaxed look and was often worn on its own, especially on night patrols. The cap was usually only issued to enlisted men, however, officers (General Patton in particular) despised the cap for its "slovenly" and "un-military" look and ordered wear of the cap without helmet to be banned and punished by a fine, with General Patton personally pulling them off a soldier's head.
Not like the original GI issue but close.
Not good, not bad, just fine. Arrived with some blemeshes in the stitching. Hard to wear as someone with a larger head.
I have a larger than average cranium, that being said this hat was no where near fitting...not even close. If you have a smaller than average head then it might work. I was being silly and put it on my 4 year old grandson and it was really close to fitting him.
Ordering was a simple. My purchase showed up in good time. Really like the easy package tracking. This purchase being a gift for someone in my home, i appreciate the heads up on it arriving the following day.
Not what I was thinking of, but still usable