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The Original Cap


This six-panel, hand-stitched beauty is built for long-lasting comfort, and for more than 100 years, it's been an icon of the great American outdoors. If that's something you identify with - or at least enjoy pictures of - this cap will look great on you.



  • 23-25 oz. 80% wool/20% nylon or 100% wool (blaze orange)
  • 50/25/25 wool/poly/nylon (Ottawa)
  • 100% cotton flannel lining
  • Made in the USA with globally sourced materials
  • Dry clean only



To get your size, measure comfortably around your head where your cap will sit, with a tape measure. Take that number in inches, divide by 3.14 (pi) and round up to the nearest eighth. This is your cap size. See the chart for size conversions.


Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4.8 out of 5 stars

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  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    I picked up a SKO at the factory last Friday. As luck would have it we got hit by a snow storm today. 8" of snow in central Wisconsin. I thought to myself, "Let's see if this thing lives up to the hype." I put on the SK, jumped on the 4-wheeler and started plowing my driveway. The driveway's about 450 yards long, so it took me a good hour to get 'er cleared off - snowing the whole while, mind you - but my head never got cold. I didn't feel real much wind in my ears, and they never got cold. The wool got a little soggy on the outside, but the inside was dry. When I came in from plowing, I just set it by the fireplace to dry out. Long story short: I'm impressed. I'm glad this thing has a lifetime warranty, because I anticipate wearing the heck out of it for a good long while.

  • Saturday, January 16, 2016

    what a great cap, when i started wearing caps 40 years ago should of had one my head would of liked it keep up the good work and love that it is made in the usa

  • Monday, January 4, 2016

    Although there are already so many published reviews, I think that it would be helpful to add my comments because there is some difference of opinion about sizing. For my first purchase of a Stormy Kromer hat, I did find it helpful to be able to try it on in person. I had previously considered 7 5/8" to be my correct size from other hat companies that I had ordered from. After trying on many Stormy Kromer Original (SKO) caps, I came to the conclusion that I was better off with a 7 3/4" sizing. Since that time, my SK collection has grown to a total of twelve (12) hats, with five (5) of them being SKO. I have ordered many of them successfully over the internet now that I am comfortable knowing my correct size. There is some minor variation between SKO hats as to how much of the ear is covered with the ear flaps down. I believe this is because the hats are hand-made. It is my conscientious opinion that you should be able to cover a minimum of two-thirds of the ear in an SKO--or else you have the wrong size. My SKO models approach full coverage of the ear--but the ear flaps will slip a little bit if you move your head around a lot. In most cases this is good enough to keep me warm, but my experience has been that a Rancher model will give better coverage of the ears in really cold weather if needed. I am very excited to have the following SKO colors: Charcoal, Red Pine, Partridge Plaid, Frost Plaid and Superior Plaid. SK is masterful at making great plaid designs! Thank you, SK, for making such wonderful hats!

  • Saturday, November 28, 2015

    Sizing, Sizing, Sizing. It's all in the sizing. I sent in comments earlier to SK and wanted to Revise my comments about ear flaps. I initially purchased a size 7 3/8 Original Cap. When I received my cap, the cap fit, although snug, however the ear flap did not fully cover my ears. I wore the cap occasionally and never used the ear flap. Recently, I was at a local Farm and Ranch Store near my home and noticed some Stormy Kromer Caps on the shelves. I began trying on different sizes and noticed that Size 7.5 fit me perfectly and best of all, the ear flap covered my entire ear. When I returned home, I immediately ordered four caps from SK because I like the caps so much and also to alternate wearing different colors. The size 7.5 caps came today and all fit perfectly. For me, it took getting the right size for the cap to fit correctly and the ear flaps to cover my entire ear. I love these caps. I hope this helps others to figure out their correct size. If possible, go to a local store that sells SK caps and try on several to get your best fit with cap size and ear flap coverage. All heads and ears are different. ST in Colorado @8500'

  • Friday, November 27, 2015

    I own two of these hats and just ordered a third , I love them, They are sure warm, And hold up well, My wife tells me , it's cold outside, better get your Stormy Kromer's Out. Baseball hats get put away, Stormy's are warm and made of wool. Good hat's.

  • Saturday, November 21, 2015

    I have 3 of these hats. Love them! One for hunting, one for work and one for dress! Warm and hold up to weather. Bought my first one 8 years ago and still holding up.

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015

    The caps are warm. I have only one complaint and or suggestion for SK. Take a close look at the ear flap. It only covers about 3/4 to 7/8ths of my rear. My ear lobe is not covered at all. The cap fits good around my head, however when I pull down the ear flap, it does not fully cover my ear. This is a complaint I have read about on other reviews and it's a true complaint. I wish SK would take another look at their ear flap design. I would have given five stars, except the ear flap does not fully cover my ear. I wear my SK as a cap only, but when it gets cold or has a wind chill, I have to go for my fleece beenie cap and hand my SK on the gun rack. ~~ Depending on the size/location of your ears, they may be entirely covered or they may not...just like snowflakes, no two heads are exactly alike! We will send your comments on to our design team. SK ~~

  • Monday, November 9, 2015

    I'm on my second Kromer. The fit is a bit different from my first one, probably do to the hand made aspect and maybe my ears have grown too. This one is a size and a half bigger than I usually wear, that allows it to sit lower and cover the tops of my ears, which in turn allows the flap to completely cover my ear lobes. Order a bit larger size and the Kromer will fit well. These are good for all winter weather except to very harshest squalls. I've had a Kromer cap for 10 years now.

  • Sunday, November 8, 2015

    I bought an Ariens snow blower about 8 years ago. I didn't notice but it had a sticker that said 50 year anniversary. After sending my warranty card in they sent me a thankyou for buying and a free card to get a Stormy Kromer hat with their name on it. I sent it away and soon found out this is one fine hat. Now this year our new puppy had taken my hat and destroyed it. I don't think I want to be without one this winter so now I need to pick a color to order.

  • Monday, November 2, 2015

    Bought my very first original after wanting one for yrs and watching review/videos. Everybody was correct order one whole size bigger than what the size chart says and it fits great. Looks and quality seems good. the only thing that was a complete shock was the dysfunctional ear flaps. Ive seen video's where they cover all the ear except the ear lobe. Heard of men saying it covered only half their ear. So I have reg ears nearly 3 inches long. I pull on my SK down all the way. Grab ear flap band and pull down as far as she would go AND only top 1 inch of my ear is covered? WHAT? I nearly fell over in disbelief. the myth I have heard all my life is just that a myth. I have some Artic 180 ear muffs I can put behind my neck and covers the ears. For the price which is fair if it worked but over priced for a wool ball cap. ~~~~Sorry to hear that you're not satisfied with your cap. It does fit differently on everyone - so depending on ear length and position, it may not cover the entire ear. If you purchased the hat directly from Stormy Kromer, we'd be happy to refund your money or exchange it for another style. ~SK

  • Friday, October 9, 2015

    was up in door county wisconsin in a store and i saw it. the Kromer. wow how cool is this hat. i will be getting this for christmas from my mother. but on sunday afternoon when i stop over to watch the Packer football games, i ask her it i can wear my kromer, for good luck, though the packers dont need any luck. Love the made in the USA Kromer. Go Kromer Go, i mean Go Pack Go, Love my future hat!!!



You might not need instructions to wear your Stormy Kromer masterpiece, but there is a right way and a wrong way. The right way involves putting the cap on your head, grabbing the ear band on both sides and pulling down. There’s no unfolding or flipping, and you don’t have to take your cap off. Just pull down and settle in.



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