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First hat prototype

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BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
Stickbow Felty 12-Feb-18
reddogge 12-Feb-18
Frisky 12-Feb-18
South Farm 12-Feb-18
Jim Keller 12-Feb-18
J. Julian 12-Feb-18
Andy Man 12-Feb-18
Dkincaid 12-Feb-18
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
dean 12-Feb-18
Rock 12-Feb-18
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
Andy Man 12-Feb-18
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
scienceguy 12-Feb-18
2 bears 12-Feb-18
unhinged 12-Feb-18
hunterbob 12-Feb-18
JT 12-Feb-18
MStyles 12-Feb-18
legend 12-Feb-18
iowa cedar shooter 12-Feb-18
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
reddogge 12-Feb-18
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
avoneye 12-Feb-18
Vtbow 12-Feb-18
ShadeHaven 12-Feb-18
ShadeHaven 12-Feb-18
bluesman 13-Feb-18
tundrajumper 13-Feb-18
dean 13-Feb-18
mangonboat 13-Feb-18
South Farm 13-Feb-18
RymanCat 13-Feb-18
BOX CALL 13-Feb-18
Vtbow 13-Feb-18
tonto59 13-Feb-18
charley 13-Feb-18
strugglesticks 13-Feb-18
TommyBoy 13-Feb-18
Curtiss Cardinal 14-Feb-18
Babbling Bob 14-Feb-18
Grimesville Assassin 14-Feb-18
From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18

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Working off a hat I got to make a pattern for this style of old school bow hunting hat from the 80's.this style is too good to just fade away.any opinions yea or nay.if I get it figured out,there will be a couple in a drawing later,thanks,dan L

From: Stickbow Felty
Date: 12-Feb-18




I like that style Dan.

From: reddogge
Date: 12-Feb-18




Real nice looking hat Dan.

Maybe in the future you could resurrect the old Jones style hat.

From: Frisky
Date: 12-Feb-18




This style looks better than old Jones for bowhunting. In my teens I bought a Jones hat and lost it in the woods when it came off my head and felt like I was still wearing it. I got home and the hat was gone. I bought another one and the same thing happened. Two hats gone in two days. So, I bought a bucket style and attached it to my coat with string and a safety pin. Got home, and my hat was hanging from the string, but it felt like I was wearing it, lol! Anyway, I've never lost another hat since those debacles. No way I'm gonna lose my Predator hat!

Joe

From: South Farm
Date: 12-Feb-18




Looks good, but I think it could be an 1/8" bigger so it sits just a tad lower and closer to your ears.

From: Jim Keller
Date: 12-Feb-18




Looks good Dan. Is it a short brim?

From: J. Julian
Date: 12-Feb-18




I like it

From: Andy Man
Date: 12-Feb-18




Yea a greay Yea!

Looks good

From: Dkincaid
Date: 12-Feb-18




Very nice

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




I am going to shorten the brim,and it will turn up if needed.try to add a sweat band inside and make a little deeper sitting.its still a work in progress.I'll work some more tomorrow on it.

From: dean
Date: 12-Feb-18




You must be good at that, with the short brim they would be excellent. When they made caps in town here, they propped up the front so that bigger logos could put on them. Since the company changed hands, no caps are made locally any longer and they have no form fit, the ones from China are just a round dome shape, not nearly as nice fitting as the old days and they don't stay put in the wind as well.

From: Rock Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




That is my favorite style of hat expecially the short brimmed one's with the mesh face mask attached.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




The brim is 2" right now.thinking 1 1/2" would be great,and soft that would qive with a string.I'll try out several options before I'm satisfied with it.

From: Andy Man
Date: 12-Feb-18




from the picture it looks like the brim is just long enough to shade just below the eyes?

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




Another observation,I'm thinking a chamois or a heavier twill would be better for this type of hat.the fabric I'm using on this test hat you could wad up and put in a thimble.

From: scienceguy
Date: 12-Feb-18




I like your idea of a shorter brim, able to be turned up!

From: 2 bears
Date: 12-Feb-18




A definite Yea. I like the brim as is. It is not too long. Your bucket hats have 2" brims and they work just fine.>>>---> Ken

From: unhinged
Date: 12-Feb-18




I like that style also, it looks like a Gendarme hat.

From: hunterbob
Date: 12-Feb-18




Looks great.

From: JT
Date: 12-Feb-18




That's cool!

From: MStyles
Date: 12-Feb-18




Reddogge beat me to it. The old Jones cap would be very cool.

From: legend
Date: 12-Feb-18




Looks Great!

From: iowa cedar shooter
Date: 12-Feb-18




looks great dan! did you ever try to make a jones style hat? seems like that was all we wore back in the 1960's here in iowa.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




I've studied the Jones style hat,and I just don't think I can make that style.I tried a couple,and they came out like something I wouldn't offer for giveaway.I can't do that hat justice,so I won't try.that hat has a great legacy for me to mess up.

From: reddogge
Date: 12-Feb-18




I have an old Jones style hat if you'd like to borrow it for a pattern.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




I got a Jones hat,that I study all the time.just can't figure it out.

From: avoneye
Date: 12-Feb-18




Awesome I really like that style

From: Vtbow
Date: 12-Feb-18




I'll keep my eyes out at the thrift stores for some good chamois shirts for you!

From: ShadeHaven
Date: 12-Feb-18




Dan that's what i was pm'ing you about! Right on!

From: ShadeHaven
Date: 12-Feb-18




Also, that it's the hat I want, I would wear it backwards

From: bluesman
Date: 13-Feb-18




nice style,,,good for overcast days where you don't need to worry about your ears getting burnt...classic look !!!

From: tundrajumper
Date: 13-Feb-18




I think it would look a lot better on me.

From: dean
Date: 13-Feb-18




Jones hats can be just like a short brim cap, but with a padded flap. My wife says that the flap needs to make it ways onto the brim so that it can be made to stay put. I have a wool one that is a bit too big. it makes my voice go all Red Green when I wear it.

From: mangonboat
Date: 13-Feb-18




Dan, that's a great classic temperate zone hat design . I agree that a 1 1/2" brim and a fabric with substantial body would best suit that style. The original military use in Europe was intended to be suitable under a hood or scarf wrapped over it in severe cold or wind, a different utility than a hat with a brim all around to block sun.

From: South Farm
Date: 13-Feb-18




Sound like you'd be rich if you find a way to mass produce 'em! Put me down for one if it ever gets that far, please.

From: RymanCat
Date: 13-Feb-18




Now theres an archers hat Dan with the short brim. Like pattern also.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18

BOX CALL's embedded Photo



Worked on this one today.got to figure out a sweatband.I think the bill is too short now.

From: Vtbow
Date: 13-Feb-18




Jim crumley trebark! Love it,my favorite camo!!!

From: tonto59
Date: 13-Feb-18




Very nice! old school is still cool!

From: charley
Date: 13-Feb-18




Now that's cool! Can't tell, is the first hat flat crowned like the second? I'd wear that second one all day everyday in olive with a little longer brim. Great job I really like that.

From: strugglesticks
Date: 13-Feb-18




Good idea. I have trouble finding decent hats with a short bill. I like that trebark too.

From: TommyBoy Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18




The short, soft brims are the way to go. I have a couple Swiss military hats like that and they are my favorite shooting hats. Good job brother.

From: Curtiss Cardinal
Date: 14-Feb-18




Skookum!

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Feb-18




That's a double good'un Dan.

From: Grimesville Assassin
Date: 14-Feb-18




Looks Great Dan!





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