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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3501.11
Cap, Knit (Watch)

Figure 3501.11-1

Knit Watch Cap


a.  Description.  Made of navy blue wool, closely knitted, bell shaped, pullover style, 11 to 12 inches long, 8-1/4 inches wide at bottom, with 5/8 inch border (figure 3501.11-1)

b.  Correct Wear.  The watch cap will be worn with a single fold approximately 3 1/2 inches - 4 inches diagonally from the base of the back of the head, across the ears and on the forehead with the bottom of the fold one fourth of an inch above the eyebrows.  The watch cap will be worn snugly on the head.  Rank/rate insignia is not authorized to be worn on the watch cap.  When authorized by appropriate authority, will be worn during cold weather conditions that may result in personal injury if not worn.

c.  Ownership Markings (Optional for Officers/CPOs).  Surname, first initial and middle initial (if applicable), placed inside on the manufacturer's label.

Note.  The Knit Watch Cap is worn with the following outerwear only:  reefer, overcoat/bridge coat, peacoat, All Weather Coat, Cold Weather Parka and NWU Parka.  May be optionally worn with the PTU when weather conditions warrant.


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