This burly beanie is made of chunky shetland wool with a dry, rustic hand and a tight rib. This classic beanie was conceived to match our Forestry roll-neck, for a two-pice set inspired by fishermens’ clothing, and fit for the damp and cold conditions in the woods. This long, taught beanie can be worn folded over for a snug fit.
Traditionally the cloth-covered button on the crown of a beanie is about the size of a bean seed and may be the origin of the term "beanie". Some academics believe that the term is instead derived from a type of headgear worn in some medieval universities. The yellow hats (bejaunus, meaning "yellowbill", later beanus, a term used for both the hats and the new students) evolved into the college beanies of later years.