The origin of pom-pom
Who doesn’t love those beanie hats? They not only protect us from those cold days but they also look just too cute once on our heads. However, did you know that the beloved beanie hats were not originally designed with this purpose? Back then, it was more than just a cute accessory. So what was the real purpose behind the pom poms?
What we see now as a funny pom-pom, had a very different function back when they were invented. Were the Vikings who created these fluffy designs to, yes, keep their heads and ears warm during the winter, but the pom pom sewn on the top ensure the seams of the hat from falling apart. Later on, these were replaced with buttons.