The big Stormy Kromer Cap is located in Ironwood in Michigan’s Gogebic County. This is a giant red replica of the iconic Stormy Kromer cap and is located outside of the official Stormy Kromer store and factory. George “Stormy” Kromer came up with the design for this hat because he kept losing his cap due to the wind on the train where he engineered. He asked his wife to sew a baseball cap with a higher crown and a pull down ear band to keep it secure. His coworkers were so impressed with the cap that they asked for their own and the rest is U.P. history.
Stormy Kromer gives tours Monday-Friday at 1:30 pm where visitors can see how the hats are made and learn about the history of the company.