Beanie hats, or “beanies” for short, is a type of headgear traditionally made from triangular pieces of cloth and sewn together at the sides and at the top. In olden days, beanie hats are a symbol of inferiority, usually worn by laborers who needed to keep the hair off their eyes. It was also characteristically worn by freshmen in some universities as a type of initiation, thus symbolizing their inexperience.
However, popular culture has already resurrected the use of the beanie. Nowadays, the beanie is already used as a common headgear for use during the winter season. A modern take on beanies are those which are knitted from wool or blended with acrylic to make it suitable for cold weather and prevent sweat and moisture from being retained. It is ideal for use in snowboarding or skiing since it can provide warmth not only for the head but also for the ears. Furthermore, the unnecessary obstruction of a brimmed cap can be avoided by using a beanie, thus giving the wearer more visibility on the slopes.
There are a number of chic clothing lines who already have beanies in their collections, so there is a lot to choose from. The traditional ones are still around, although those with comic book characters and popular artists are fast becoming a trend with teenagers and young adults. The use of the beanie in the popular Harry Potter movie also brought back to life the use of the almost forgotten garment. The grunge look popularized by trendy snowboarders also made the beanie hat all the rage during the cold winter months.
Aside from being commonly used during the winter, beanies can also be used for informal dressing. Pair it with a comfortable jeans and shirt and you will be ready to go on a shopping trip or a casual walk down the beach. Use it during travel by train or bus and it will keep your head and ears warm during the commute. If you are using a convertible and want to keep the hair off your eyes during travel, then a beanie would be perfect for use. It is Ideal for those occasions when you just had your hair done.
The most amazing thing is that beanies can fit almost any head size. So it doesn’t matter if the people in your family have different head sizes. You can select from a wide array of colors and designs, with different materials to choose from, worn on any occasion and on any weather. Whether you buy from a well-known clothing brand, or the cheap ones at a discount store, a beanie is still a great present for any occasion and for any member of your family. Men and women, young and old alike will surely appreciate the gift of a beanie, whether for Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring break, summer vacation, birthdays, or anniversaries. Practical, durable and trendy, the gift of style may be the best gift you can give your loved ones during those special occasions.