Some have a custom of wearing two head coverings, typically a yarmulke and a hat on top, for Kabbalistic reasons; the two coverings correspond to two levels of intellect, or two levels in the fear of God. The Kohen Gadol also used to wear a woolen kippa under his priestly hat.(B.T. Chulin 138a)
Aish HaTorah's Ask the Rabbi on head covering (http://www.aish.com/rabbi/aTR_browse.asp?s=Yarmulke&f=tqak&offset=1)
Ohr Someyach's Ask the Rabbi on head covering (http://ohr.edu/ask/ask221.htm#Q3)
The Skullcap - A brief treatise on the significance of covering one's head with a Kipah (http://www.chabad.org/library/article.asp?AID=110370)
Chabad-Lubavitch Laws of head covering (http://www.chabadtalk.com/go/ph/ph-7.htm)
The Jewish Encyclopedia on Head-Dress (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=465&letter=H)
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