The transition of "watch caps" to "beanies" represents a lesson in the evolution of the English language. If enough people begin to call something old by a new name, the old name will ultimately be trumped by the new name. Watch caps, whose name comes from the hat worn by sailors doing their "watch" aboard ship, became popular street wear when skateboarders and their pals took up the hat as a sartorial symbol of their subculture. They called these hats "beanies", and like countless words before it that came up from the street and into the general language, "beanies" stuck. Whatever you call them, the good qualities of these hats are the same by any name: simple, warm, and easy to carry or pack.
Village Hat Shop has beanies that are perfect to wear to school, while hanging out with friends or when traveling to the ski resort. Here you'll find everything from basic beanie hats to keep you warm during those miserable winter months, to high fashion beanies that will keep you looking sharp at the club. With top brands like Jaxon Hats, Ignite, Brixton and Columbia Sportswear providing so many options - bobble beanies, Peruvian beanies, over-sized beanies, reversible beanies, fleece beanies and peaked beanies - anyone is able to find a beanie to match their taste. We are constantly growing the selection of beanie hats that we stock, with some fantastic beanies being stocked all year round.