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knit cap (beanie) / pletena kapa uz glavu

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. 

A knit cap (also known as beanie, skully or tuque) was originally made from wool but now it is often made from synthetic materials.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.

black beanie
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
black beanie with neon stripes
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.


  1. This can blog? window is at the bottom of the blog.

  2. What a cute post. A great dedication to your favorite piece of accessory too. I like all of them. Some people just have the right head for caps.
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  3. So lovely. I like beanie caps a lot :)) I hope you have a great weekend doll xx

  4. Kapice su zakon i jedini razlog zbog kojeg volim zimu :D

  5. Drago mi je da je i ovaj post došao na red :) Simpatična mi je priča koja se krije iza reči "beanie" i super je izbor fotografija, naročito mi se sviđa ona gde nosiš i avijatorske naočare :)

  6. Caps are looking good on you, dear Ivana - it´s the same like hats which I also like really on your head :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


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