Friday, January 16, 2009

I never wear hats

This weeks Theme is Hat(s)
Go to Tnchick.com to participate

With today's photo hunt, I really had trouble finding a photo of myself in a hat. So I decided to pull out a recent photo with a beanie as we call them in California or a Tuque as you call them in Canada. When I first came to Canada, I had no clue what this Tuque thing was and it took me a day or two to figure out that it was a "hat".

(Brr - It was a cold walk, see all of my layers - along the beach of Victoria)

A tuque (Canadian French: tuque, sometimes also spelled toque or touque in English) is a knitted hat, originally of wool though now often of synthetic fibers, that is designed to provide warmth in winter. The tuque usually is considered Canada's national winter hat, much like the fur hat is in Russia.

Happy Hunting - and have a great weekend!

32 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Noticed you posted your hat entry. Like you I had some trouble in finding a photo of myself with a hat. In fact I wonder if I have one. So I came up with some other entries. Will be posting PH tomorrow morning.

    BTW it looks as if it is very cold over on your side. We just had our share and I'm glad temperatures are back to normal.

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  2. Yap, that's a beanie all right. Nice to see you're back to photo hunting. Did you miss a week or two?

    Happy weekend.

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  3. From the background, I could imagine how cold it was there. Better keep more clothes on.. hehe :P

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  4. Nice photo. Like the hat and the shakes. Hmm, we always called those toboggans (sp?). I am wearing one today because it is COLD!

    Happy weekend. Annie

    http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/

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  5. I was hoping for an exotic Swiss hat here but no, you went with a Canadian one. I don't think I actually have a toque but I do have a Russian style fur hat. Happy weekend Expat.

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  6. I'm telling you here in T.O its so cold right now I wouldn't go anywhere without my touque :) Actually I've got a bunch in different colours :) Great pic for the theme!

    Thanks for visiting, and have a great weekend :)

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  7. Good shot of you and I love the colorful tuque. Interesting post.

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  8. Thanks for visiting us at snap2Days. I forgot to answer your question on Carver's Sight. Believe it or not I have worn most of my hats at one point or another. The thing is I don't get rid of old ones and people know I like hats so I get a lot of them for gifts. I have even more hats than I photographed. I could probably wear a different hat for every day of the year, ha.

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  9. Ahhh...cute little hat!! Love your glasses!

    Have a great weekend.

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  10. You're so lucky to be so close to beaches and the water, Victoria has a nice layout that way :)

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  11. I think you are charming with you red "lue" as we call it in Norway.

    I have not yet posted Saturdays PH entry yet, my Friday fun Challenge will remain for still many hours.

    But you will have a clue here:
    http://www.fotothing.com/taaboe/photo/7224bf63ab56403fe6db12e50dcbb383/

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  12. Great shot and a very practical hat too! Happy weekend

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  13. I love the different names for it. it is a stocking cap here. LOL

    Happy weekend!

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  14. I could use one of those the past two days, but alas, I don't own any hats. Still I played photo hunt this week. Come see.

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  15. that is the most pratical cap I have seen so far.

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  16. Interesting linguistic lesson. Now you've got me wondering what other particular Canadian contributions to the English language there are! ;)

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  17. Thanks for the info, I know that as a knitted/woolen cap :D

    happy weekend!

    My PH:
    http://teacherjulie.com/2009/01/17/fancy-hats/

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  18. Yes, I had to go WAY back in time to find a pic of me in a hat! have a good weekend. :)
    http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/01/photohunt-hats-graduation.html

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  19. I know how cold it is because of the snow at your background. Happy weekend dear. You look gorgeous. Mine is up too

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  20. In the Netherlands, it's called a muts. And THAT is funny. :)

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  21. Love the color of your hat!
    I only wear them when I have to! Oh that reminds me I should have put the photo of me with my Swiss ski hat! ;))

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  22. This is a nice photo of you! Brrrrr! Great picture for our "hat" theme. Love that red beanie.

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  23. I am still laughing over your towing lesson! :-{)
    Great hat btw.

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  24. Lots of us are garbed like that this week. BRRR.

    I did Photo Hunters today, too! Hope you get a chance to visit.

    http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-hats/

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  25. Oh well yes! I dO have THAT kind of hat too! And (sadly) that IS the kind I wear most frequently LATELY. BRRRRRRR.... but ya know... ANYtime is a good time for a walk on the beach!

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  26. Cute! MY sons (being all hockey players at most times of their youths) visited Quebec a few times and bought toques every time for our cold Michigan weather...My hunt is up please come and visit

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  27. Its funny how I just never associate beach and cold together.

    I played twice today. A dog in in at at http://pawesomeblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/who-dat.html and a skull in a hat at http://myordinarythings.blogspot.com/2009/01/17365.html

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the background behind your picture (and I love the header picture too!). I'm all for warmth :)

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  29. You know how we differentiate between Americans and Canadians here in Canada? Real Canadians uses the word toque and Americans use the word beanies. :)

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