The toque that is being described in this page is not a chef's hat but a Canadian hat that's used for the winter. A toque is a hat that's worn in the winter or in the cold. It is designed to keep the head warm and is
traditionally made from yarn. The toque also often has pom-poms the hang from the sides on long pieces of yarn. The toque origninated in Canada and once again, this is the winter toque, not a chef's hat.