Borrowed, as most things in a mans wardrobe from military uniforms, the Pompom (18th Century French word bombe is a hat decoration of a knot of ribbons) adorned soldiers' hats as a way of differentiating regiments on the battlefield.
This hat originates from hats worn by fishermen and naval sailors throughout history. The Bobble was added to Wool Hats to protect sailors from low hanging beams under deck. The Hat has a 8,5cm 1 1/2 Fold to give you that extra warmth when worn. - Virgin Wool - Made in Germany
The U Boat hat will sit a bit tight on the head when you first wear it but has a lot of stretch and will shape perfectly to your head and get softer and softer the more you wear it. They will break in like your favourite pair of jeans. You can wear them above the ears or pull down over the ears.
20 - 25
8" - 10"
Our wool has natural oils and is self cleaning. Just hang it outside in fresh air for a night. If you still want to machine wash it wash at 30 degrees wool cycle in a half full machine and use wool detergent.