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Original Kromer Hat

Item #28255

Sale Price: $22.99

Original Price: $45.00

Availability: Out of stock. This item is no longer available for purchase.

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This hand-stitched Original Kromer Hat with protective visor and unique pull-down earband was the brainchild of railroad engineer “Stormy” Kromer. In 1903, Stormy asked his wife to modify an old baseball cap so that it would stay on his head in the fiercest winds. The now legendary six-panel design—unsurpassed for its snug fit, comfort, and durability—features Stormy’s signature and founding date on the back. 80% recycled wool, 20% nylon. 100% cotton lining. Made in the U.S.A.


To get your size, measure around the largest part of your head, above the eyebrows, with a tape measure. Take that number of inches and divide it by 3.14 and that number is your size. If you are between sizes, always round up to the nearest eighth. See the chart below for size conversions...

Original Kromer Hat Size Chart

 Sizes: 7 1/8, 7 1/4, 7 3/8, 7 1/2, 7 5/8, 7 3/4.

Museum Provenance

Reminiscent of dapper woolen hats in our American History Museum’s costume collections.

Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.

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