Friday, January 30, 2009

What is this?

What do YOU call the item in this picture? Leave a comment...


  1. It is a toboggan.

  2. Brooke1/30/2009

    I know its a toboggin, but i call it a bogin

  3. In the south it's a beanie according to Katie

  4. I think beanies are usually when there is no flap that folds up. However, that could be different for the south too!

    I was laughed at by a coworker for calling it a "tobbogan". They said a toboggan is a sled...

    So what is the item pictured? "A hat". I said "a hat has a brim".. they said "no that's a ballcap".

    Thanks for the help!

  5. I found this definition online for anyone that may want to know:

    In Southern American English, Appalachian English, and Yooper dialect, toboggan refers to a type of hat. This is sometimes shortened to boggan or lengthened to boggan cap. This type of hat is also referred to by other names: knit hat or knit cap, sock cap or stocking cap, watch cap, tuque, skull cap or sometimes as a ski cap. A beanie is a similar type of hat, and although toboggan and beanie typically refer to synonymous items in most regions, a beanie is normally more rigid, not knitted, and usually made up of structured panels of felt, twill, or other tightly woven cloth.

  6. Excellent find, Stacy! :) Very solid definition.

  7. Anonymous2/08/2009


    Aunt Mary