US Army 'Jeep' Cap

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$22.00

These 'jeep' caps are made by a former US government contractor and are 100% wool. They are available in black or green. One size fits most.

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The 'jeep' cap was first issued by the United States Army in February 1942. Intended to be worn underneath the heavy combat helmets to offer soldiers both extra padding, and warmth, the jeep cap was originally knitted close to the head, with a six-stitch "starfish pattern" on top (supposedly to support the webbing suspension inside the helmets), with a cuff coming out like a V from the top center of the brim, and around the rest of the cap, which soldiers could pull down over their ears for even more warmth.

Significant changes were made to the original cap in later years. The last issue cap was knitted very loose and deep so it could be pulled down even lower over a soldier's head and ears for more warmth, and instead of the old six-stitch "starfish pattern" on top, a simple, more modern four-stitch topping was used.

These 'jeep' caps are made by a former US government contractor and are 100% wool. They are available in black or green. One size fits most.