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A knit cap, originally of wool, though now often of synthetic fibers, is designed to provide warmth in cold weather. Many variants exist, with many names, such as toboggan (Southern American English) and stocking cap or watch cap (American English). In much of the English-speaking world, the term beanie has come to mean a knit cap as well, but North American usage often describes a completely different seamed cap that is not knitted at all. —from Wikipedia

I’ve had this 2009 photo of Matt printed for a few years now, just because I liked it, but I didn’t know what I was going to do the page about. But when I pulled it out the other day it hit me. Matt calls winter hats “toboggans,” which I love. I had never heard the term used that way before, so it always tickles me when he says something like, “It’s cold out there. Where’s my toboggan?”

When I researched this use of the word online, I found out that it is a southern thing. So Matt must have picked it up after moving from Michigan to North Carolina as a boy.

Product/technique notes

I followed sketch #260 from Creative Scrappers for this page but flipped everything horizontally. And I used every pattern in a Studio G collection called “x.”
Creative Scrappers sketch 260

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  1. This is great, I love the colours, and the papers you chose for this winter themed layout, perfect take on the sketch. Thanks a bunch for linking up with us at Creative Scrappers.

  2. That’ ‘s a fun story about Mark and his tabbogans, definitely one you want to save.I’ve never heard them called that either.

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