Inspired by team outfits of sailing teams and pitstop crews. Often sailors wore hats matching the team colors of their boats. A part of motor racing is to be visible to the crowds and for safety. Bold warning colors and striped helmets were essential.
The style is commonly referred to as "watch cap" as it was used by soldiers to protect them from wind and weather; when they were on deck for their watch. The shape is based on the original WW2 Hat as worn on US Navy vessels.
This version has a double fold to adjust the rim to wear it either above the ears or to cover them when needed. It is hand finished, due to the sophisticated knitting technique it will mold to your head just after a few wears. Keep your head safe.
-100% Virgin Wool
-Made in Germany
Our Mechanics 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 them. 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.