Winona Camo Classic© or Camo Elite© ~ Survivor Hat with Soft Bill.
Originated by Bob Fratzke
Winona Classic Camo© is knit with 100% Acrylic yarn or Winona Elite Camo is 66% Acrylic 34% Merino Wool
This hat style was made famous by Bob Fratzke. It can be worn with the 3 color camo colorway on the out side or Reversible to Solid Blaze Orange. This makes it double thickness. It easily comes down to cover the ears. The soft bill in the front shades the eyes but is not so big that it will interfere with a bowstring. If you want the warmest for cold weather consider the Elite version which has merino wool / acrylic blend. This hat is not offered in 100% merino because the wool yarn is not 'neon orange' enough' to meet the state hunting regulations. Therefore the Elite hat uses merino as the non orange colors and acrylic for the hunter blaze orange lining. Check out our photo which shows both reversible ways of wearing the cap. Also refer to your states hunting regulations concerning wearing Blaze Orange.
If you want a 100% merino cap, consider our double layer skull or boarder beanie without the soft bill. Make Your Selections Below Under Options
Each camo cap is individually hand loomed and assembled. It is NOT a mass produced item.
- Size: One Size Fits All ~ Stretchable
- Fiber: Winona Camo Classic©: 100% acrylic, or Winona Camo Elite: 66% acrylic 34% merino wool The photo is of Elite
- Hand Loomed for Quality Workmanship and Personal Care
- Machine Wash Cold Water/Gentle dry low heat in the dryer for about 10 minutes,
- Double Bed Jacquard Fabric (no yarn floats on the inside of garment).
- Select Color Way under OPTIONS below
Copyright and Licensing Acknowledgements
"All Winona Camo items by The Knit Tree are produced under license derived from Copyrights originated by Bob Fratzke."
The sewing pattern and body style were reconstructed from a sample provided by Bob Fratzke. Bob was kind enough to send the soft bill foam inserts left from the days he made this hat in his factory. to The Knit Tree. Sharon Nani owner of The Knit Tree used the Garment Designer Software by Cochenille to facilitate in the recreation process.