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 Chin Straps for Hats...also called Stampede Strings

Keep your hat from blowing off in the wind with our stampede strings... chin sraps for hats 

We have 2 main types of braided deer leather chin straps.  Both styles come with a braided slide knot and your choice of tassels - or not.  Anything can be customized.

A full loop style braid that goes around the crown of the hat twice to form a hatband/chin strap combination all in one.    And a type that attaches easily with a split pin inside the sweatband of your hat. 

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Cotter Pin Style
  1. Stampede Strings

Stampede String (chin strap) attaches with a cotter pin under the sweatband of your hat

Full Loop Hatband/Stampede String Style
  1. Loop Leather Stampede Strings
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Stampede String/Hatband Combination
loops around the crown of your hat

See our instructional page for installing chin straps

Deer Leather Colors:

  1. Deer Leather Braid Colors

Horse Hair Tassels

  1. Horse hair tassels for stampede strings
Horse Hair Tassels $15.00 
On Back-order January 2020

Slide Knot Choice:  

  1. Basket weave Knot (Turk's Head Knot)
  2. Gaucho Slide Knot for chin straps
    Gaucho Knot
  3. Herringbone slide knot for stampede strings
  4. Pineapple Slide knot, any color combo
    Pineapple 2 Colors

Deer leather makes a supple and strong braid that feels good and wears well.​  Comfort for your chin!!

  1. Stampede Strings - Cowboy hat chin straps

Made To Order Stampede String with Cotter Pin Attachment   
Easily attach to any hat with a sweatband.
 Deer leather chin strap w/ custom length. colors, knots and tassels.  Or no tassels at all.
Normal length is about 17.5" braid length. 

  1. Custom Stampede Strings (chin straps)
  2. Stampede String, russet deer leather
  3. Buckskin Stampede String (chin strap for hat)
  4. Tan braided stampede strings for hat w/ black horse hair tassels
  5. Herringbone Slide knot
  6. Leather chin strap
  7. Tan chin strap for a hat
  8. Basket weave Slide knot
  9. Cotter pin chin strap
  10. Herringbone Slide Knot
  11. Stampede String ( chin strap for cowboy hat )

These are Made to Order w/ shipping in 2 to 3 weeks

 Deer leather chin strap w/  super easy cotter pin attachment  Link to Instructions

Made To Order Stampede String / Hatband Combination
Deer leather Loop Hatband and Stampede String Combination Loops Around the Crown

  1. Loop Stampede String/Hatband Combination
  1. Braided leather loops over the crown
  2. Braid thru the eyelet and loops over the crown
  3. Stampede strings braiding thru the eyelets
  4. Slide knot on the chin strap, Keep your hat on!
  5. Full Loop hatband/stampede string combination
  6. Russet deer leather loop, Any color combinations
  7. Russet herringbone slide knot
  8. Chocolate deer leather stampede strings
  9. Leather braids loop over the crown

Braided deer leather loops that go thru eyelets on each side of the crown and loops over the top of the hat forming a hatband/ stampede string combination in one.  Includes any choice of knot and color combinations. Makes a very substantial chin strap.  Good for hard working hats.

We hand cut the thongs to be about 1/8" diameter braid for the hatband and 1/4" for the stampede strings.  ​ $88.00 with leather tassels, any knot or color combination.

These are Made to Order w/ shipping in 2 to 3 weeks

Includes eyelets and loaner eyelet setter.  See the  Instruction Page​​
Custom Slide Knots