You’re probably here because you heard about our hats. And you’re probably wondering why they’re not made in the United States.

We’ll get to that. But first, let’s talk about B.A.T.

House Republicans in Congress have proposed the Border Adjustment Tax, or B.A.T. This new, additional tax would raise the cost of imported goods by 20 percent. That means the average American family would shell out as much as $1,700 a year in additional taxes on the essentials they buy every day — including food, medicine, gas and clothing.

Why would anyone propose something so harmful? B.A.T. supporters think it will bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But that’s not going to happen. And these dapper yellow baseball caps are the perfect example of why the tax won’t work.

We asked several potential vendors for pricing & production time for a run of 1,000 hats.

Here’s what we found:

Unless you’ve got money to burn, this decision is a no-brainer. Even if a 20 percent B.A.T. was added to the imported hats, the cost of the products made in China would be far less than American-made competitors — and to top it all off, we wouldn’t have to wait as long for the finished product.

This is why B.A.T. won’t bring manufacturing jobs back. But it will hurt American families who can’t afford to pay more for essential goods.