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Thanks everyone for your support of our custom knits. We look forward to 2022 being a great year and hope to continue to support the needs of our awesome customers during this retirement process.  We will be accepting orders on a limited basis on the camouflage garments. I will post the jackets, pants, or vests in the online store when I have the time to knit and fill the order.  Thanks for your patience.

Have a Great Day, Sharon

"A Camo Winona™ Survivor Hat ~ choose color ~ Classic or Elite"
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Winona Camo™ Classic© or Camo Elite© ~ Survivor Hat with Soft Bill.
Originated by Bob Fratzke

One Size Fits All ~ Stretchable

Winona Classic Camo© is knit with 100% Acrylic yarn or Winona Elite Camo© is 66% Acrylic 34% Merino Wool:  Choose under OPTIONS below

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 Camo 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 your State requires more orange, there is a solid orange version also available. Choose between different Color Combinations or contact us if you want to create your own camo color ways using our available colors of yarn. Our model in the photo is wearing color way E: Camel/Black/Brown with Blaze orange/ black/ grey Lining
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
  • 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).

There are several Camouflage color ways all handloomed by The Knit Tree: Select under OPTIONS below.

Click Here is see a View of the available three color Pattern choices in our yarn chart with the color names, not all colors are shown.

Copyright and Licensing Acknowledgements

"All Winona Camo™ items by The Knit Tree are produced under license derived from Copyrights originated by Bob Fratzke."
Bob was kind enough to send me his foam inserts for the bill left over from the days he made this hat in his factory, to ensure that the survivor hat was still available to those customers who enjoyed this hat!

The sewing pattern and body style were reconstructed from a sample provided by Bob Fratzke. Bob provided the foam soft bill that he had left from the days that he offered this special hat. 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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Survivor Hat

I bought 4 of these hats and all I can say is WOW!!! Hands down the warmest and most comfortable hat I've ever owned. My brother-in-laws commented a few times during our week deer hunting trip how amazing these hats were. Once again great job Sharon!!!