In Britain you can see many social conventions are related to caps. If a man guest drops in his friends, he must take off his hat after coming in. If you will attend a banquet, you need to take off your hat to put it in the chair nearby. Do remember not to put it on the table. When coming across an acquaintance, if you are a lady you just need to nod or say hello; if you are a gentleman, you must take off your hat to express your politeness.
Besides, there is a kind of black bowler hat which is popular in upper class of society. And it has been a symbol of social status of men in England. If someone wears a new bowler hat, he will be respected. Conversely if one wears an old bowler, he would be in contempt by surrounding people.
The funny thing is that there is a regulation in the congress of British Parliament: parliamentarian can’t enter the meeting room with his hat; but when it is one’s turn to speak out, he must put on a hat. So most of people would go into the lobby with bare heads. And meeting organizer will prepare a public hat to supply the parliaments. Therefore we will always see the only public hat flying in the air from one to another, which became a very funny scene in serious meeting room.
Although time has changed a lot of things in many ways. But some etiquette about caps still existed and preserved as a tradition. Thus we all know British men are the gentlest ones around the world. In modern times caps has evolved into a fashion accessory.
But for babies, it is mainly used to keep warm. Especially in cold winter, a baby woolen cap will be so essential that parents can’t help purchasing caps for babies before the winter comes. Of course, you can have various choices in many baby caps.