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A hat is a head covering which is worn for various reasons,
including protection against weather conditions, ceremonial reasons such as university
graduation, religious reasons, safety, or as a fashion accessory. Headwear
made from wool fiber would be a "wool hat". They are often referenced as
knit hats or caps. Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other
Knit caps are common in cold climates, and are worn worldwide
in various forms.
A knit cap, originally of wool (though now often of synthetic
fibers) is designed to provide warmth in cold weather. Typically, the knit cap is
of simple, tapering constructions, though many variants exist. Historically, the
wool knit cap was an extremely common form of headgear for seamen, fishers, hunters
and others spending their working day outdoors from the 18th century and forward,
and is still commonly used for this purpose in Scandinavia and other cold regions
of the world. Being found all over the world where climate demands a warm hat, the
knit cap can be found under a multitude of local names.
Most knit caps are tapered at the top. The stretch of the
knitting itself hugs the head, keeping the cap secure. They are sometimes topped
with a pom-pom or loose tassels. Knit caps may have a folded brim, or none, and
may be worn tightly fitting the head or loose on top.
A Chullo is a Peruvian or Bolivian hat with
ear-flaps made from vicuña, alpaca, llama or sheep's wool.
In Canada, a Tuquea is a knitted hat,
worn in winter, usually made from wool or acrylic. Also known as a ski cap,
knit hat, knit cap, sock cap, stocking cap, toboggan, watch cap, or
goobalini. In New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the
United Kingdom, the term "beanie" is applied to this cap.
A special type of cap called a balaclava
folds down over the head with openings for just the face or for the eyes or mouth
A knit cap is commonly referred to as a "watch cap" by members
of the United States military, as it is the head gear worn while "standing watch"
on a ship or guard post. The term "snookie cap" is also frequently used in the US
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