flat-topped, visorless cap

A beret is a soft, round type of hat. They are similar to caps, but without the peak at the front. Berets are usually made of felt or a similar material. Berets are often worn in France.

A US military private wearing a beret

Berets are worn as part of the uniform of many military and police units across the world. Many other organizations also wear berets for different purposes.[1]


  1. Kilgour, Ruth Edwards 1958. A pageant of hats ancient and modern. McBride.