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Thanks everyone for your support of our custom knits.  We are now open for accepting orders on a first come/first serve basis.  Please allow more time for filling custom orders.  I am entering into a closer retirement time.   Thanks for your patience.

Thank you for shopping at The Knit Tree. We appreciate all our customers.  After over 50 years of operating The Knit Tree, in 2020, I will be entering my 2nd phase of retirement.  My goal is to continue offering you quality custom knit products by narrowing down the number of knits we offer.  I will no longer be accepting custom orders for the Winona Camo garments: jackets, pants, vests, hoodies, ect. As I have time I will knit some of these Camo garments and put up on the web site. These would be a 'one order item of a certain size and colorway.  I will keep some of  the Winona Camo hat category, the Native American, and Yarn, Kits and Patterns categories. I will be updating the online store to reflect these changes and look forward to hearing from you in the coming years.
Have a Great Day, Sharon

"A Knit Winona Camo© Survivor Hat ~ Select Colorway ~ Classic or Elite"
"A Knit Winona Camo© Survivor Hat ~ Shown in color way R
SKU: survivorhat

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.

Price: $50.00

See Product Description for Color Details

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Knit Winona Camo Survivor Hat

I just received my order for (2) Winona Survivor Hats and a Winona Camo Face Mask in the mail. All I can say is WOW!!! The quality, workmanship and service was the best. I am a King of the Mountain Wool guy, a Day One Camo guy and now a Knit Tree guy. You produce the best knit wool hunting garments that money can buy. I will be a many time repeat customer. I will recommend you and your products to all that is interested in the finest of hunting clothing. Thank you so much. Respectfully submitted by; Gary Ustik/Penn. by Gary Ustik Date Added: Saturday 28 January, 2012