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Main article: tuque
In Canada, toque, or tuque, is the common name for a knit winter hat, like a watch cap or stocking cap. The word is pronounced /ˈtjuːk/, whereas other kinds of toques are still pronounced /ˈtoʊk/ in Canada, as elsewhere. This usage was assimilated from Canadian French tuque much later, and is first attested in writing around 1870.
This fashion originated when the coureurs de bois, French and Métis fur traders, kept their woollen nightcaps on for warmth during cold winter days