Beanies are small brimless caps, a type of skullcap, and they may or may not have visors. Seamed beanies are constructed from fabric or leather triangles and may be topped with a button or a pom-pom. The name “beanie” may be derived from the slang term for head – bean.
They can be made from contrasting colors and this type of beanie was often worn by fraternities or other school groups to show off their “school colors”. Another type of schoolboy beanie was called a whoopee cap, it was made of felt and had a scalloped or zigzag narrow brim which was worn flipped up. These were often decorated with pins or buttons.
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