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I don't see anything wrong with it, us Bukharian Jews always wore Islamic "kippahs" to cover our head, and we still do to this day. Bukharian kippahs are actually not Jewish at all, they were used by Muslims in the area, but we decided to use them.
We should not follow the customs of the Gentiles, nor imitate them in dress or in their way of trimming the hair, as it is said, “And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation which I have cast out before you” (Lev. 20:23); “Neither shall you walk in their statutes” (ibid. 18:3); “Take heed to yourself that you be not ensnared to follow them” (...
In Hil. Ishut (24:9), Rambam lists hair covering in public as dat Moshe. In halakhot 11-12, he lists the requirements of dat Yehudit the behaviour that was customary for Jewish women: ואיזו היא דת יהודית, הוא מנהג הצניעות שנהגו בנות ישראל; ואלו הן הדברים שאם עשת אחד מהן, עברה על דת יהודית: יוצאה לשוק או למבוי מפולש וראשה פרוע ואין עליה רדיד כשאר הנשים, ...
The goal is to cover the head. While it might be considered improper to wear a baseball hat in synagogue (though I have seen it) the religious obligation to cover the head would be fulfilled. In terms of styles, kippah types vary and since there is no inherent rule about style, your only concern would be if the head covering was explicitly identifiable as ...
Because they follow the first Admurim. In my personal think this its a great thing. This can help them in avoidas hashem. For instance, the long white socks or the Chasidishe shirts are all old clothes which we still keep from the first leaders of the Chassidut. That is why every Chassidic group has its particular and different clothes.
A kippah is not a sacred garment. (The Star-K had found people putting worn-out kippahs in a disposal box intended for worn-out scrolls, which must be buried. So they had to mention that a worn-out kippah may be thrown in the trash!) A kippah is a hat. If you feel like cutting it, go right ahead. Practically I don't know how the edges will then look, but ...
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