Beret is, French for ‘cap’, and is a brimless, loose-fitting hat originally developed in the Basque region during the 19th century. To this day, the original Basque beret design is considered to be the standard by which all other hats of this style are compared. But the first wearers of these hats were primarily poor French farmers and Basque shepherds, not the Bohemian artists most closely associated with these caps of that time.
As it became more popular, The wool felt can be dyed in a variety of colors, from the traditional black to burgundy to white. The hat itself is a loose fitting oblong cap, often with a small button on top to hold the sections together. They were usually worn swept to one side, creating a chic, informal line.
This style of hat has been one of the most popular, and it’s popularity has spanned over several dacades, especially for casual wearing by females. I believe it could be because of the ease of wearing and storing. It is a soft type of hat that can be stored with minimal fuss. so much so, that it could be stuffed into your handbag if the hat is not worn for the total duration of an outing.