A friend still has one of those felt hunt caps. I still have a simple hard hat.
We wear them when in formal attire for presenting hounds on foot or in trials - again on foot. They still have a legitimate use, and they do wear out, so I'd hate for them to not be sold. I haven't seen a felt cap for sale for many years - hers is the only one I've seen and it's seen some wear. I was happy to find an "item of apparel only" hard hat for sale in the Dover catalog. I can't afford a Patey.