Hats and Caps

Hats and caps are used for both practicality and fashion. They are worn on the head to help protect from bad weather, or as a way to display some flowers at the garden show.

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Laundry
Hats and Caps

How can you wash and dry a baseball cap without tearing it up or shrinking it in the process?

Place the cap in the top rack of a dishwasher. Turn off the dry cycle.

Put the baseball cap in the washing machine (NO BLEACH!) use Tide, or another detergent that doesn't have bleach and do not wash it with any other clothing. WASH IN COLD WATER AND 1/2 CUP OF SALT (the salt helps the color to stay in.) If your girlfriend, wife or a friend has a styrofoam head for a wig, this is perfect to stretch your cap over and let dry. If not, find a ball that the hat will fit over and let it air dry. NEVER PUT THE CAP IN THE DRYER.

You can hand wash your caps in the kitchen sink in about 10 minutes. Use cold water and liquid detergent (non bleach) and swish them around together to mimic the action of a washing machine. Drain and refill the sink with clear water and swish around once more to rinse. Take them outside and do a "tomahawk chop" with the cap in your hand to flick out excess water, then hang them on a clothesline with a clothespin holding the back of the cap (or the adjustable strap if the cap has one). It takes a few hours outside to dry, a bit longer if you hang them in the shade to avoid fading.

If your cap is wool, hand wash in sink with Woolite or other mild detergent. Do not wash in washing machine and DO NOT put in dryer. Pat the hat dry with paper towels then wear it until it's fully dry.

They have a special gadget called a Cap washer. You put the hat in it and then put it in the dishwahser or wahser machine, it is pretty cheap to buy on line.

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Judaism
Hats and Caps

Why do Jewish women not wear a kippah?

Orthodox women and most Conservative women don't wear kippot (pl) because that is a head cover worn by men. Religiously observant Jewish women cover their hair after they're married using scarves, hats or wigs, for purposes of modesty.

Answer:

The reason is because the kippah is on our heads to remind us that God is present (Talmud, Shabbat 156b). Women are considered less prone to many types of sin such as theft, violence, etc., and weren't seen as needing this reminder. Married women do cover their hair, but that's for a different reason.

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Crossword Puzzles
Hats and Caps

American armed conflict both sides wore kepis?

civil war

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Entertainment & Arts
Morocco
Hats and Caps

Where does fez from that 70?

Fez is most likely from Mexico, he does in fact speak, or rather SING spanish. In Season 2, episode 21 of That 70's Show, Jackie Moves

On, Fez seranades Jackie, singing Bessame Mucho, a Spanish song by Mexican song writer, Consuelo Velazquez in 1940.

he sings;

"Bésame, bésame mucho, como si fuera esta noche la última vez"

Which translates to...

"Kiss me, give me many kisses, as if tonight were the last time."

in SPANISH!

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Morocco
TV Shows and Series
Hats and Caps

Where is fez form that 70s show from?

It is never said in the show.

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Judaism
Funerals
Hats and Caps

Should a man wear a yarmulke to a Jewish funeral if he isn't Jewish?

yes he should because that is the peoples religion who are mourning that person

Jewish Answer:Although it is a show of respect for a man to wear a kippa for any Jewish religious service, this is not a requirement if the person is not Jewish. If the individual does not feel comfortable wearing a kippa, no one would by insulted by this.
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US Civil War
Hats and Caps

In what American armed conflict did troops on both sides wear flat caps called kepis?

During the American Civil War many soldier wore kepis.

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Judaism
English to Hebrew
Hats and Caps

What is a kippah?

A kippah is a hemispherical or platter-shaped cap. It is a custom which evolved as a sign of our recognition that there is someone "above" us who watches our every act.
Traditionally, Jewish men and boys wear the kippah at all times and small children should also be taught to cover their heads.
It has also become custom to wear kippahs or yarmulkes of certain colors, sizes and materials as a sign of allegiance to a certain group.

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Judaism
Hats and Caps

Why do Jews wear yarmulkes?

Answer 1

The custom of wearing a kippah, or yarmulke, is very old, and its origins are lost to time, but today it is generally associated with the idea of reminding the wearer of God's eternal presence, and/or creating a slight separation between the wearer and God.

Answer 2

Why would someone dress formally in the presence of a king or queen. Look at pictures of the ceremonies at Buckingham Palace when the Queen is giving people honors: most people have top hats, formal suits etc.

Jews believe that God is all around us. As a matter of honor, and to demonstrate that He is there, we wear a hat or a yarmulka/kappel/kippa (whatever the local terminology may be) to represent this fact.

Answer 3

It has become a custom in Judaism for men to wear a yarmulke. However it is a fairly recent custom, being only about 400 years old. The purpose is to remind the man that he is a servant of God. A secondary purpose is to identify him as a Jew. Just as the Muslim observes certain customs that are not commanded by the Koran, so the Jew observes certain customs that are not specifically commanded by the Judaic Scriptures. Unless it is specifically forbidden, a custom that honors God is permitted and this is one of them.

Answer 4

Answer 3, stating that the yarmulke is a recent custom, isn't actually true. The yarmulke is mentioned emphatically in the Talmud, 1800 years ago (Kallah 1:16).

The only stated purpose (Talmud, Shabbat 156b) is to add awareness of God (not to "serve as a separation" as said in answer 1).
The correct spelling is yarmulke, also called kippahs, and they are worn as a sort of reminder of god, who is a higher being "above us". In other words they are a "means to draw out one's inner sense of respect for god".

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Navy SEALs
Hats and Caps

Do navy seals wear a beret?

No beret has yet been manufactured that could possibly cover such a vast empty space.

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Judaism
Hats and Caps

What happens if male Jews don't wear yarmulkes?

It means he is not an Orthodox Jew, though many non-orthodox Jewish men wear yarmulkes (or kippot) on certain occasions.

There is no Jewish law requiring the wearing of a kippah, but it is a very strongly followed custom.

Answer:

Jewish males cover their heads with a kippa and/or a hat, as a reminder of the presence of God. Not wearing a kippah (yarmulkah) would be seen as a mark of impertinence.

This practice is twice mentioned emphatically in the Talmud (Shabbat 156b; Kallah 1:16), in statements dating back 1700 and 1850 years, respectively. Even then, covering one's head is spoken of as an established practice, not something new.

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Militaria
Hats and Caps

What does a French kepi hat look like?

The French Kepi of WW2 era is shaped like a stiff, round "pill-box" or the shape of a hat-box. The general shape is close to a "base-ball cap" with a bill in front. The sides are stiff and the top is flat. The bill is also flat.

The military version was usually dark blue with a red top. There was usually an embroidered emblem, such as a grenade, on the center front. The top had lace; the more ornate the higher the rank. The French Foriegn Legion wore a pure white one or a white cover. Civilian police and other government agencies wore a stiff kepi that was black with some white lace or trim.

The Kepi worn by the US soldiers during the American Civil War was a crushed version of this. There were different styles but the most common style was loose material that did not stand up at all and the bill was curved. The early kepi's worn by the French during the 19th Century was similiar.

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Judaism
Punctuation and Capitalization
Hats and Caps

Do you capitalize the word Yarmulke?

Only at the beginning of a sentence. See also:

More about the yarmulkah

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Judaism
English to Hebrew
Hats and Caps

What does ''kippah'' mean in hebrew?

"Kippah" is an extension of "kaf," which means a palm (of the hand), or (by analogy) any rounded, concave or convex item. "Kippah" in modern Hebrew is most often used to refer the cap which male Jews wear.

More information:

Jewish males cover their heads with a kippa and/or a hat, as a reminder of the presence of God. This practice is twice mentioned emphatically in the Talmud (Shabbat 156b; Kallah 1:16), in statements dating back 1700 and 1850 years, respectively. Even then, covering one's head is spoken of as an established practice, not something new.
The Yiddish word for kippah, "yarmulkah," is a contraction of the Aramaic "yerei malkah": to be aware of the King.

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Native American History
India
Hats and Caps

What is the headgear worn by Indians called?

The Term Is Called Bisblam or turbans.

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I interpret you saying "Headgear" as the warbonnets and headdresses worn by highly esteemed chiefs (which differ amongst tribes in attributes and naming), lesser warriors would possibly decorate their hear with feathers or headbands in certain tribes.

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Politics and Government
Hats and Caps

What is wing-nuts in coonskin caps?

I think you mean 'right-wing nuts in coonskin caps'. Leftwing bloggers have adopted this euphemism to suggest that all Republicans are a bunch of hillbillies.

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Judaism
Tanakh and Talmud
Hats and Caps

Did Abraham wear a yarmulke?

Not likely. The first mention of head coverings in scripture was specifically listed as pertaining to the priests and found in the book of Exodus. The Yarmulke (kippot) comes from later rabbinic decisions and is found in the Talmud (which Jews consider to be binding tradition).

Jewish answer:

No, but tradition states that all Jewish men covered their heads.

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Judaism
Yiddish
Hats and Caps

What is a yarmulke?

A yarmulke (pl: yarmulkes or yarmulkas ) is the name for a kippah (Hebrew for skullcap) in Yiddish, and the word is sometimes used by American Jews and often by non-Jews. Most Jews use the Hebrew word which is "kippa."

Answer:

Jewish males cover their heads with a kippa and/or a hat, as a reminder of the presence of God. This ancient practice is twice mentioned emphatically in the Talmud (Shabbat 156b; Kallah 1:16), in statements dating back 1700 and 1850 years, respectively. Even then, covering one's head is spoken of as an established practice, not something new.

The Yiddish word for kippah, "yarmulke," is a contraction of the Aramaic "yerei malkah": to be aware of the King.

Answer

A skullcap worn traditionally by religious Jews. The custom originated as a way of reminding oneself that God is above.

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There is considerable debate among Halachic authorities as to whether or not wearing a kippa at all times is required. Jewish law dictates that a man is required to cover his head during prayer, and wearing a head covering outside of the synagogue was originally a custom.

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Hats and Caps

How do you wear a beret?

If you are a girl, turn it slightly to the side with the lid tilting slightly down. Buy a beret that matches your face shape and hair color and wear your hair down.

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Morocco
Rhyming Words
Hats and Caps

What rhymes with fez?

Pez, Says, Lez.

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Hats and Caps

What is the correct way to wear a sombrero?

You can wear it with the bend either in the front or the back. I would recommend the bend in the back though.

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Jobs & Education
Hats and Caps

Who would wear a sombrero?

An American, Canadian or European tourist. Also a charro or mariachi during a festival or artistic presentation. Mexicans don't wear the stereotypical Mexican sombrero.

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Morocco
Comedy TV Shows
Hats and Caps

Where did fez come from?

This was the running gag throughout the series. It's never said where he's from.

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Morocco
TV Shows and Series
Comedy TV Shows
Phineas and Ferb
Hats and Caps

How old fez from that 70s show?

Wilmer Valderrama who plays the character Fez, was born on January 30, 1980. This makes him almost 31 years old. The character Fez on "That 70's Show" is supposed to be a teenager in high school.

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Mexico
Hats and Caps

Why is the sombrero so important to Mexico?

It isn't; at least not for Mexicans. There are many kinds of hats Mexicans wear, but the stereotypical Mexican sombrero is not one of them.

The charro or mariachi-style Mexican sombrero became famous during the 1910-1921 Mexican Revolution, when many people from rural communities were photographed wearing them; famous revolutionary generals Francisco 'Pancho' Villa and Emiliano Zapata were fond on wearing such kind of hats. Almost a century later, the sombrero is as fashionable to Mexicans as the top hat - worn by president Abraham Lincoln - or boater hat- worn by traditional barbershop quartets - are to Americans.

Present-day Mexicans use other types of protection from the sun, such as caps and cowboy hats. Only mariachis and charros use sombreros, mostly for presentation or festivity purposes. On the other hand, sombreros are one of the many handcrafts Mexican vendors offer to American, Canadian and European tourists and are sold at good prices - at least for a couple of American dollars.

One of the related links includes a picture to all types of Mexican hats, including the charro/mariachi sombrero.

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