If you've been watching Riverdale from the beginning, there is one ultimate burning question you seriously need answered and it's not who killed Jason Blossom (though we'd like that question answered sooner rather than later too).
The question I'm talking about here: What's up with Jughead's beanie? It's not your standard beanie. The little zig-zags around the edge almost make it look almost like a crown.
As it turns out, Cole Sprouse has already answered your question. During his Reddit AMA session earlier this month, one fan asked Cole what the significance of Jughead's cap is and Cole had some pretty awesome insight.
"[I] did a lot of research on the cap when I first got the part," Cole revealed. "Here's a great little video that does a better job than I could explaining it."
Cole shared a video by comic book YouTube channel NerdSync that digs into the history of Jughead's hat. The style is called a whoopee cap and, believe it or not, it was insanely popular among young people when Jughead made his comic book debut in 1941. Turns out, factory workers used to invert their felt fedoras and chop off the brims so their eye sight wouldn't be restricted while working. When they got new hats, they'd pass their old hat down to their kids and the crude fedora hack actually became trendy among their kids. Who new?!
Check out the whole video below to learn more about Jughead's whoopee cap (who thought of that name?!).
As for Cole, he thinks Jughead wearing Riverdale's present-day spin on the cap has taken on new meaning. "The cap will always stand for a kind of nonconformist, working class symbol, hoping to breathe the same into this version," Cole shared.
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