About Davy Crockett Hats
Coonskin caps, as most people commonly know the Davy Crockett hats to be, began as a Native American tradition. Under their tradition, the caps consisted of all of the raccoon's skin, including the head and the tail. In time, the tradition spread to become popular among men and boys throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom where the hats became synonymous with hunting. During the original incarnation of the hats, Native Americans used real raccoon skin. Although you can still find authentic caps made from raccoons, manufacturers today make the majority of them from faux fur. However, some use blue fox fur to make the hats instead of raccoons. There are two styles of the hat, and the colors for both vary a little. The first style is a flat-topped cap with a tail. The second is a vintage Davy Crocket hat with a face and a tail. The colors range from light brown to dark brown on the cap part, and then the tail has rings with lighter brown and black colors. Some hats feature the darker gray and black colors of a raccoon, although those are less common. If you are looking for authentic Davy Crockett hats, check out the vast inventory on eBay, where you can also find many Davy Crockett costumes as well.