The Gadsden flag, Don’t Tread on Me, was created by American statesman and general, Christopher Gadsden. It was adopted quickly by the Continental Marines as a motto flag. This is a very historically significant flag representing the independence of our nation. Designed by our staff in New Bern, NC. The Don’t Tread on Me flag hat has a Salt-Wash to create a weathered, heavily sun bleached look. The high thread count embroidered flag patch creates a vintage look. Hat is adjustable with snaps.