Introducing our "Flite Wear" line of historic fitted Recovery Ship Hats.
These are fitted hats, and have no elastic band or adjustment. Please see the size chart below, paying close attention to the measurements. These hats run slightly loose when new. Order a size down if you prefer a tighter fit right out of the box.
These replicate the hats worn aboard recovery ships during the 1960s and 70s for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo program. We decided to start off with the U.S.S. HORNET, which was the famed recovery ship of both Apollo 11 and 12 in 1969.
Based on the original "Harvard" brand hats used by the US Navy for crew baseball caps, we have recreated these hats exactly like the originals including:
- Navy blue wool shell material
- Green underbrim
- White leather with red trim sweatband
- Sewn vent holes
- Individually chain-stitched embroidered crown patches
- Each hat comes with a "HORNET PLUS THREE" pin ($8.99 value)
Just like the originals, these come in fitted sizes rather than the modern stretch or tab hats. Feel proud to wear this hat in the 50th Anniversary year and for years to come!
Please see the size chart below, paying close attention to the measurements. These hats slightly loose when new. Order a size down if you prefer a tighter fit right out of the box. Size exchanges and returns are possible but buyer will pay shipping. CONTACT US with any size questions before you purchase.