Boonie caps


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Pheonix
March 15, 2003, 08:47 PM
That looks wierd when you spell it out. Prolly spelled wrong. Anyways I would like to buy one for my 5yr old son, anybody know where to get 'em that small?

While on the subject how do they "shape" them in the military. We were never allowed to have one.

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yayarx7
March 15, 2003, 09:22 PM
You can pin up the sides like the Ausies, or starch them and shape them to your taste. You can also use the attached chin chord to hold up the sides. They will not let us Air Force types do anything to them now but let em hang naturaly.

Skunkabilly
March 15, 2003, 09:30 PM
I have one from Royal Robbins just because I put in an order from them and threw that in as well.

Military surplus stores have them, as well. I have one in 6 color desert that I never wear.

Not sure if they make tyke sized hats?

ahadams
March 15, 2003, 11:43 PM
haven't ever seen them that small, but I believe that they started out as improvisations. My late father had one from the pacific in WWII (he was a Protestant chaplain, but had all kinds of crazy pictures from when he talked his way into going out on some patrols in the P.I.) it was something that looked like a boonie hat and that was obviously made by some local tailor out of an old fatigue shirt. So if you can't find one, you might try having someone make one the right size for your son.

sm
March 15, 2003, 11:58 PM
Check the Kids section with LLBean.
IIRC this is where a pediatrics hospital obtained for kids during chemo...

Military surplus stores been known to have, as have some gun shows.

pax
March 16, 2003, 12:43 AM
Closed as OT

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