Where did the beret originate and when? My guess is as good as yours. But one thing is definitely obvious:
Berets are great as hair coverings and can also be fashion statements. They are so comfortable to wear and don’t need to be tied like a head scarf. I have always found them to be the easiest to “just throw on” and wear. Simple wool, acrylic, or cotton ones, are great for everyday wear. While dressed up ones are perfect for dressier times. See our full beret collection here.