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Is there an inyan for women to have a double covering on their head? (Like men do.)

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Note the use of "inyan" as "halachic notion". See mi.yodeya.com/questions/1731/… – Shalom Jun 15 '10 at 13:07
Yeah. I was looking for the right word... – yydl Jun 15 '10 at 13:13
do you have a source that men have an "inyan" to have a double covering? – Menachem Jun 29 '12 at 8:00
Even for men, that "inyan" appears to be essentially apocryphal. See this comment. Neither the Beit Yosef nor any pre-20th century source seems to suggest such an "inyan", and any appeals to such sources generally involve misreading them. – Fred Jan 10 '14 at 1:49
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The Idea is quoted in this Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzniut#Hair_covering

Hair covering:Three styles of hair covering common among married Orthodox women. From left to right: snood, fall, and hat.Jewish law requires married women to cover their hair;[2][3] According to the Talmud this is a biblical requirement,[4][5] which in this context is called dat Moshe (the law of Moses).[6][7] The most common hair coverings in the Haredi community are the sheitel (wig), the snood, and the mitpachat (Hebrew: scarf) or tichel (Yiddish) ; some Haredi women cover their hair covering *with an additional hat or beret*.

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But the additional hat or beret is not because of a "double covering" (in the same sense as by men). It is so people won't think her hair is uncovered, since a wig looks like real hair. – Menachem Jun 29 '12 at 8:00

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