Another Non-Fashion Statement
Ever wear a beanie hat during winter and wonder what the funny pom-pom looking thing on the top is for? Of course not — it’s just fashion! But you might be surprised to know that these pom-poms once served an entirely different purpose.
Beanie hats were first made by the Vikings to keep their heads and ears warm during rough winters. The pom-pom on top was sewn there to make sure the seams of the hat didn’t fall apart. In later years people used buttons instead of the pom-poms, which is where we get the name from.