The beanie has a long history reaching back to the early 1900s in the United States. At the time" bean" was commonly used to refer to one's head. The beanie began as a college student trend, showing up on playing fields and within the study halls of campus libraries. Before long this smart cap was adopted as a functional staple among blue-collar workers. Providing warmth and keeping hair out of the way, all while still giving a full range of view with little or no brim, the beanie was here to stay. Later, the beanie evolved into a fashionable fixture, being decorated with school and team emblems, and even served as the creative kindling that gave rise to the modern brimmed baseball cap.