SWAT costumes are all the rage at masquerades as well as during Halloween. This is true of men, women and children. But many SWAT costumes offered commercially do not have all the things that SWAT officers are supposed to wear. Most often missed is the black ball cap with SWAT embroidered in white out front. And that is a shame because a black SWAT hat is one of the things these officers are known for – that they wear these hats instead of the common beat cop’s hat.
If you happen to like a SWAT costume which does not include the ball cap style black hat, you need not despair; such hats are sold separately. In fact there are quite a few choices available featuring different types of material and embroidery.
The following are some suggested online sources of black SWAT hats:
This particular black SWAT hat features the distinctive SWAT embroidery out front, as well as on the brim. It is made of cotton/polyester blend material so it is durable enough to withstand hand washing. There is a Velcro strap at the back of the hat for convenient adjustment. This looks as good on men as on women. Two-day shipping is an offered option.
PRICE: $9.07 and free shipping
This black hat has large white embroidered letters spelling SWAT at the front. In addition the word SWAT is also embroidered once, in smaller letters, on the left portion of the brim. Made of durable 100% acrylic material, this hat can be safely hand washed. A Velcro strap at the back adjusts to fit most head sizes.
PRICE: $9.99 and $2.00 shipping
This is an attractive black beanie with SWAT embroidered in white letters at the front. It is available in one size designed to fit most sizes and would look good on both men and women. This beanie is made of 100% acrylic materials. Gift wrapping and two day shipping are offered options.
PRICE: $7.99 and free shipping on orders over $35.
This hat leaves no doubt of the wearer’s affiliation; the word SWAT is embroidered at the front, on the brim, on the edge of the brim and on the adjustable Velcro strap at the back of the cap. The cap is made in the typical 6 panel construction and is of 100% acrylic materials.
PRICE: $4.93 to $16.74
Should you decide to wear a SWAT costume this Halloween, make sure you purchase one of these black SWAT hats as well – I have yet to watch SWAT officers on TV or the movies where they don’t wear a black hat. They’re easy to order anyway and some merchants even offer expedited delivery options.