The History of the Knit cap is a long and interesting one. But I won't bore you with historical knits of the 1500s in Wales or fun facts about British soldiers during the Crimean War. As far as we're concerned the modern definition, not only in construction and material, but also in style of wear is WWII. The watch cap found a following thanks to Life Magazine photos of Navy men in dark wool rolled up above the ears. Think wearing beanies high and at a jaunty angle is a new hipster invention? Think again! Granddads from the 1940s were stylish way before Third Wave Coffee. My intro to Knit Watch caps came from my father's collection of Jacques Cousteau books. Despite him being a member of the Marine Nationale he went with a wonderful orangey-red that solidified for me it's place as the cap for adventure. Our friends at Runabout Goods have taken the specs and attention to detail that the original US Navy caps had, but updated them in colors sure to please. And they'll look just as good on the decks of Calypso as they do walking to class at Cal Poly.
- Reissue of the traditional WWII US Navy Watch Cap
- 100% Merino Wool
- Knit and stitched to the same specifications as the original Navy Watch Caps.
- Made in the USA
100% Merino Wool