I don't know if he wore a hat before. I mean he probably did when he was younger because that was the 1920's and everyone wore hats then; I mean before we bought him the beret. It must have been our first trip to France, when we rented a caravan in St George de Didonne. After that he always wore it and that's how I thought of him. After the funeral it was just lying, in the last place he left it, so I picked it up and asked the aunts if it was ok for me to have it.