OHHH. Beanies. Got It

Richard Armitage sighted in a Beanie. For a minute, I was thinking this:


But fortunately, I’m pretty sure it’s something like these ( PS I have one, too)


I wonder if Richard knows he can go cross-country skiing in Central Park?

25 thoughts on “OHHH. Beanies. Got It

  1. We call them toques in Canada which at least *sounds* nicer I think! 🙂 TBH just coming face to face with him randomly on the street like that would be enough of a thrill for me. I’d be so flabbergasted the last thing I would notice would be what he was wearing! 😉


  2. I’m impressed all to hell that she managed to say anything! I wouldn’t have been able to — apart from a couple of squeaks 😀


  3. Too funny Perry! 😀
    As we were saying a couple of days ago… the man really needs a stylist. But who care? I can get even the maroon pants… who cares, after all? 😛


  4. “beanie” tends to be a generic term these days; John Standring’s hat is a beanie too. and what about the pants: were they jeans, were they trousers, were they work-out pants? I need to know these things so my daydreams can be realistic 😉 😛


      • hmm, never heard that term before but the younger people I know don’t really care much for proper terms 😛 what they call “beanies” are either the lumberjack variety like John’s or the more hipster ones that hang down in the back *shrugs* my daydream Richard will be wearing the ski hat type you have pictured above though 😎


      • Beanie is a fairly newish term recent years in the UK.
        Have never heard the name watch cap used in the UK.
        Think Standring would just have called it a wooly hat!


        • Sailors’ wives knitted them watch caps in the 18th and 19th centuries so when they went to sea in the wintertime their heads wouldn’t get cold while they were out in the weather and they held tight to their heads so they wouldn’t blow off in the heavy seas.


  5. I always thought the term ” watch cap” ( which looks a like what muggers wear) came from the navy. But Arkenstone would know that better. I always thought of a beanie as a plain round cotton or wool hat, like a large yarmulke that no one wears anymore except maybe fraternity pledges. But terms change and I guess the sports designers who designed the current beanies wanted to distinguish it from the type of ski hat that is thicker and folds up. We’re seeing lots of them at the Olympics now.


  6. too much information! 😆 when I was young we just called them all toboggans! while looking up images I did learn where the term “pea coat” came from though (Dutch name for the material it’s made from 😀 )


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  8. Wiki sets it all straight: after explaining the various names for the knit hat vs. the felt one, it basically says the names are interchangeable depending on where you are at any given moment 😆 here’s the link for “knit hat” which also includes a link for “beanies”. I learn so much in this fandom! 😛


    • And ‘Woolly hat’ gets a mention!! LOL!!

      ‘Other names-

      In parts of the English-speaking world, this type of knitted hat is called a “beanie”. In Canada and the US, the word “beanie” is used to denote a completely different less floppy cap that is not knitted, but rather made up of joined panels of felt, twill or other tightly woven cloth.

      Other names include: sock hat, knit hat, knit cap, sock cap, tossel cap, tossle cap, ski hat, toboggan, burglar beanie, woolly hat, snookie, “sugan”, or chook.

      A knit cap is commonly referred to as a watch cap by members of the United States Military as the head gear worn while “standing watch” on a ship or guard post.’


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