Knit cap

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A knit cap is a piece of knitted headwear designed to provide warmth in cold weather. It usually has a simple tapered shape, although more elaborate variants exist. Historically made of wool,[1] it is now often made of synthetic fibers.

Woman wearing a modern red knit cap

Found all over the world where the climate demands warm clothing, knit caps are known by a variety of local names. In American English this type of hat is known as a beanie or a "watch cap,", while in Canadian English, a knit cap is known as a toque, touque, or tuque (pronounced /tk/).