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A cap is a form of headgear. Caps have crowns that fit closer than hats and have no brim or only a visor. They are typically designed for warmth and, when including a visor, blocking the eyes from the sun. Iraqi wearing a keffiyeh. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A VISOR as worn by Geordi La Forge. ...

Types of caps

Rendering of a baseball cap.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Ascot cap, also known as the Cuffley cap, is a hard mens cap similar to the flat cap, but distinguished by its stiffness and rounded shape. ... A baseball cap worn with the bill at the front, shading the eyes A baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a long, stiffened and curved peak and it is worn by men, women and children. ... A beanie is the name for two distinct types of cap or hat. ... Basque style Beret Black beret with military emblem A beret (pronounced in English, except in North America where it is pronounced ) is a soft round cap, usually of wool felt, with a flat crown, which is worn by both men and women. ... A traditional biretta The biretta is a square cap with three or four ridges or peaks, sometimes surmounted by a tuft, traditionally worn by Roman Catholic clergy, as well as by some clergy of the Anglican Churches. ... A Cap of Maintenance is a ceremonial crimson velvet cap, lined with ermine. ... Medieval coif Detail of Edward VI as a child by Holbein, 1538. ... Gen. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The diaphragm is a cervical barrier type of birth control. ... Rear view of a flat cap Front view of a flat cap A flat cap (see alternate names below) is a rounded soft mens cap with a small brim in front and a somewhat stiff peak in the back. ... Gen. ... A John Lennon hat (or cap) was the informal name applied in the mid 1960s to a style of cap, similar to that often associated with fishermen [1], that was popularised by John Lennon (1940-80) of the Beatles rock group. ... French Kepis. ... A kippah (Hebrew: , plural kippot; Yiddish: , sometimes called a yarmulka or a kepel) is a thin, slightly-rounded skullcap traditionally worn by observant Jewish men. ... A gatsby cap The Gatsby cap is a cap similar in style to the more common flat cap. ... A Nightcap is a cap worn at night to keep the head warm or hair in place. ... A Shako of a French Navy uniform of the 19th century. ... The tam is a tall, round knitted cap, which is often brightly coloured. ... A tam oshanter is a Scottish bonnet worn by men which was named after the character Tam o Shanter in the poem of that name by Robert Burns. ... A Kazakh tubeteika A tubeteika (Russian: Тюбетейка) is a Central Asian cap, today worn in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. ... A bright green tuque A tuque (Canadian French: tuque, also spelled toque in English) is a knitted hat, originally usually of wool though now often of synthetic fibers, that is designed to provide warmth in winter. ... The zucchetto is a small hat worn primarily by Roman Catholic prelates. ... A bright green toque For other uses, see Toque (disambiguation). ...

See also

This is an incomplete list of hats and headgear (that is, anything worn on the head), both modern and historical. ...

External links

  • My Kingdom for a Crown: An Around-the-World History of the Skullcap and its Modern Socio-Political Significance, by Reverend Antonio Hernandez (pdf) -- a thorough history of the skullcap, with chapters on the yarmulke and the beanie among others.

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