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Pirate Hat

Materials & Treatments

Here at Captain Jack's Pirate Hats we offer the largest assortment of Materials and Treatments so you can fully customize your pirate hat. 

Natural Wool Felt

Untreated Pirate Hats are made from the finest Natural Wool Felt. Captain Jack's Wool Felt -  Felt is a fabric of compressed animal fiber. Captain Jack's uses only the highest quality 100% wool Felt in all of our hats. Available in 22 colors.

This is natural stiffened wool felt, with no other treatment. It offers minimal weather resistance and is not recommended for wearing repeatedly in ocean squalls. Stiff and will soften with wear. Economy price range. This treatment can be purchased in our webstore by selecting the hat style in this treatment.

Acrylic Treated

A Captain Jack's Exclusive Treatment, This offers moderate weatherproofing and gives the hat a dull matte finish, great for a weathered look. Rigid and a scarf or bandana should be worn for comfort. Middle price range. This treatment can be purchased in our webstore by selecting the hat style in this treatment.

Oil Wax Treated 

A Captain Jack's Exclusive Treatment, This offers maximum weatherproofing and most closely replicates the practice of “Tarring” or “Glazing” seafaring hats during the Golden Age of Piracy. We use a proprietary modern Oil/wax hybrid rather than the messy materials of bygone days. Hats treated with oilwax, start out feeling just a tad tacky, and looking just a little shiny. As they age the oilwax will attract pollutants such as dust, dirt, sweat, and oil from the environment and the texture will smooth out to resemble well used old leather. The more the hat is handled and worn the quicker this aging process occurs. This is where the misconception of leather cocked hats actually originates. Hats during this period were most typically made of felt not leather. The animal fibers from sheep, rabbit, goat, and beaver, or a combination were used to produce felt. People saw hats that looked like leather when in fact they were simply felt hats that had been tarred. Hats that are oilwaxed are rigid and a scarf or bandana should be worn for comfort. Upper price range.

This treatment is an additional $75.00 to any Hat Style. This treatment can be purchased by adding the treatment in the store in addition to your pirate hat purcahse. 

Cashmere

Captain Jack's Cashmere - Captain Jack's uses only the highest quality 100% Fiber from Cashmere Goats. Available in 50 colors and available only in untreated pirate hats. This material should NOT be Oil Waxed or Acrylic Treated. 

Cashmere is an additional $100.00 to any Hat Style. This material upgrade can be purchased by adding this material in the store in addition to your pirate hat purchase. 

Straw

Straw- Captain Jack's Straw Pirate Hats be made off 100% American Yellow Straw. Tone varies ranging from pale yellow to a golden tone, are light weight and great for Warm Climates like the Caribbean. Ye can have the MacKay make any of his styles out of Straw. Captain Jack's Can also produce a colored dye over wash making the hat practically any color. If interested send an email inquiry.

This treatment can be purchased in our webstore by choosing the hat style in straw.

Seagrass

SeaGrass-  Captain Jack’s Natural Seagrass hats be made of 100% Natural Seagrass. They have a mottled tan/ green color and a more open weave when compared to the straw. They are light and airy and great for the Tropics. The MacKay can make any of his hat designs out of Natural Seagrass. 

This treatment can be purchased in our webstore by choosing the hat style in straw.

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