These hats carry a UPF50+ rating, the highest possible for hats and other textiles. These styles are excellent for protecting yourself from the sun’s dangerous UV rays. Both the long term and short term effects of the sun are becoming more and more documented every day. With these ultra violet protective hats, you can avoid everything from nuisance sunburn to cancer down the road. While any hat can offer some level of blockage from the sun, these are specifically crafted to provide extensive protection that you can trust! And you’ll look great at the same time!
Over seventy-five years ago, in a remote corner of Northwest England, Kangol was born. Founder Jaques Spreiregen created the name by combining the K from knitting, the ANG from angora, and the OL from wool as we specialised in knitted hats made from those yarns. To celebrate our anniversary, we introduce a special collection of styles representing different eras and featuring heritage styling details such as the original Knitting Needle Logo as well as a new woven tip inspired by the original military tip design. The style numbers represent the year each shape was invented: The Spitfire 1938; The 504 Cap 1954; The Casual 1983; and the 575 Cap 2013. The hats are knit in luxurious summer worsted weight wool, traditionally used in fine suiting material.