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When we started writing this post we couldn’t decide what to call them stocking caps, beanies, etc so we looked it up on Wikipedia. We found this information below, thought it was interesting.
Beanie is the name for two distinct types of cap or hat. The name “beanie” probably comes from the early-20th century slang term “bean,” meaning “head”.
The beanie cap is typically made of wool felt, and was popular amongst school age boys from the 1920s to the early 1940s. Beanies are brimless and either have a small embellished visor or, more commonly, no visor at all.
The second is a close-fitting knit or crocheted cap which is usually made of acrylic or wool, synthetic material, man-made or fleece. They can be worn by either sex, but historically have been more commonly worn by men. These hats protect the head and ears from cold and wind chill, or are worn as a fashion item, often heavily branded with the name of the designer, sporting team insignia or colors, or with other logos or slogans. This type of hat is also referred to as a snookie.
In Canada, where such hats are almost ubiquitous, they are called a tuque (also sometimes spelled toque or touque). The term beanieis used mainly in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Some English-speakers, especially military, refer to beanies as watch caps. In the United States, this kind of headgear is variously known as a beanie, knit hat, knit cap, sock cap, stocking cap, toboggan, boggan, skull cap, skully, warm winter hat, ski capor, chook, or ski cap depending on the region. Among the Amish, it is sometimes referred to as a sipple cap. It is worn low on the head, covering the forehead, and can be pulled down over the ears as well, though normal usage keeps a turned-up cuff. There are two main varieties of beanies, those that hug the top of the head, and those that leave the top couple of inches of the hat unstretched on top of the head. In India it is usually called a monkey cap.
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