A toboggan as head wear

Canada
December 27, 2016 12:59pm CST
A few years ago, my aunt, Morley Hunt, wrote on Bubblews about people referring to a toque as a toboggan. Until then I didn't realize that this is in fact a common thing in some areas. So today I got schooled on a Facebook page when someone asked for a crochet pattern for a toboggan when I asked if they meant a toque. Using different terms like soda or pop makes sense to me, but toboggan as a hat? Personally, it makes no sense, but not everything does.
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@Morleyhunt (20261)
• Canada
27 Dec 16
The first time I heard of a toque referred to as a to bogs I just couldn't stop laughing. It still tickles my funny bone. I just picture someone wearing a sled on their head.
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• Canada
27 Dec 16
As do I. A toboggan will always be a sled to me.
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@Happy2BeMe (74997)
• Canada
27 Dec 16
This is the first time I ever heard this. That is pretty interesting. I am not sure how a hat gets called a toboggan.
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@Corbin5 (112764)
• United States
27 Dec 16
Toque is a new word for me. I know toboggan, but not toque. Confusing the two seems strange, indeed.
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• Peoria, Arizona
27 Dec 16
I have never heard of either of these terms haha I just know the term "knit cap" and someone would just show me a picture of what kind of cap they wanted. That is so weird.