Pretty sure she ^ is a member here.
In Canada our winter 'go to'...even in Quebec....is not the beret but a toque or watch cap.Sometimes a beret is just the thing... when it’s windy and cold and a fedora would blow off... or if it’s cold and I’m wearing my trench coat and a fedora would be a little OTT. Shrugs. Not uncommon over here. I promise not to wear ‘em after we retire to my wife’s home town in Hawaii.