The TICKING STRIPE DAISY-MAE HAT is a reproduction of the classic wide-brim breathable hat issued to U.S. Army troops from 1919 as part of their denim fatigue uniform. The Denim Army Hat, on which this item is based was better known as the Daisy Mae, affectionately named after a comic-strip character of the period. The form derived from bucket hats worn by fishermen and provided exceptional utility through its wide wrap-around brim and durability.

This contrasting striped rendition of the DAISY-MAE HAT is made from 100% cotton ‘Ticking Cloth’, a material that was primarily used in bedding. Offcuts from the manufacturing process would be salvaged for small accessories and children’s clothing, which serves as the inspiration behind this adaptation.

The fabric is tightly woven to keep filler from bedding from escaping, but is softer and less durable than standard issue cotton twill, making it ideal for civilian recreational wear. The TICKING STRIPE DAISY-MAE HAT features a wide brim, 100% cotton single-needle stitching, stitch-reinforced brim, and fully taped seams.

  • Ticking Stripe Fabric
  • Cotton Sewing Thread Construction
  • Made in Japan