Long Leaf Pine Hat
Here’s a Long Leaf Pine Hat, which incidentally is NOT the official tree of North Carolina – as I thought.
Here’s a Long Leaf Pine hat, which incidentally is NOT the official tree of North Carolina – as I thought. I made it because I thought it was, and also because I wanted a tree hat – and why not.
Forest green trucker hat with a Long Leaf Pine in tan to match the mess back. Adjustable Velcro closure.
And BTW – the pine (all 8 varieties) is the North Carolina state tree. However, the long leaf pine is given a shout out in our state toast:
“Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine,
The summer land where the sun doth shine,
Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great,
Here’s to ‘Down Home,’ the Old North State!
“Here’s to the land of the cotton bloom white,
Where the scuppernong perfumes the breeze at night,
Where the soft southern moss and jessamine mate,
‘Neath the murmuring pines of the Old North State!
“Here’s to the land where the galax grows,
Where the rhododendron’s rosette glows,
Where soars Mount Mitchell’s summit great,
In the ‘Land of the Sky,’ in the Old North State!
“Here’s to the land where maidens are fair,
Where friends are true and cold hearts rare,
The near land, the dear land whatever fate,
The blest land, the best land, the Old North State!”