As far as I can remember, I had always loved wearing caps. It is the perfect winter accessory... keeping us warm, making us more stylish and sometimes even hiding a bad hair day. Beanies, however, I had accepted fully only last year when I had finally realized how useful they can be.
Koliko se sjećam uvijek sam nosila (i voljela nositi) zimske kape. S engleskom riječju "beanie" povezivala sam samo koje su skroz uske uz glavu, ali uz malo istraživanja sada vidim da su to zapravo sve vrste užih pletenih kapa koje nemaju obod, pa i one koje pokrivaju uši, tako da izgleda da sam ih nosila i prije (zapravo u Americi se riječ beanie koristi za razne kape, no mislim da je danas značenje prvenstveno vezano uz sve uske kape bile one pletene ili ne). Nije bitno kako god ih definiramo, zimske pletene kape i kapice su divna stvar, idealan modni dodatak i zaštita protiv hladnoće.
A knit cap (also known as beanie, skully or tuque) was originally made from wool but now it is often made from synthetic materials. I'm fortunate to have a few made from pure wool (thank you grandmother!) In fact, I never purchased a beanie. I just found a few old ones in my closet, stole a few from hubbie's...
According to wikipedia, booble hat (cap topped with a pom- pom) and knit caps with ear flaps are also considered to be beanies. Well, I have to admit I didn't know that. Knit caps with ear flaps I always regarded as typical winter caps and haven't thought of them as beanies (same goes for booble hats). If we are going to stick to that definition of a beanie, I guess I have worn beanies before but haven't realize it.
Wikipedia also states that in USA (and Canada where word tuque is used), the word beanie is used to denote a different type of cap, one made from fabric. I'm not sure to what extent that is true. I think that the word beanie is used more and more in the USA as well. Moreover, I think that the word beanie is now used to that extent that its meaning had become broader everywhere. It now incorporates both knit caps and those caps made from fabric that resemble knit caps (but not those caps from fabric that are not close- fitting) That's my option, anyway. Usually I'm good at these sorts of things. I used to score something like 95 percent on vocabulary tests in my student days.
|beanie worn under a hoodie|
|This cap is something between a beanie and a beret/ it can be worn in more then one way|
|beanie with ear flaps|
|beanie with ear flaps|
|thank you granny|
|beanie made by granny|