The Little Buddy is a community-created cosmetic item for the Pyro. It is a small United States Navy "Dixie Cup" sailor cap, with an emblazoned golden anchor crest, and a paintable team-colored stripe along the brim.
The Little Buddy was contributed to the Steam Workshop, under the name "Sophisticated Sailor".
- Little Buddy was added to the game.
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- The name of the hat is a reference to Gilligan's Island, where the Skipper would refer to Gilligan as "little buddy".
- The U.S. Navy Sailors coined the term "Dixie Cup" off the sailor cap's unique upward brim style and strong resemblance to the disposable paper cup of the same name.