It's almost Christmas.
While for most of us that means a cheeky mince pie at lunchtime, for the MP Peter Bone it means wearing a brightly coloured woolly hat in the House of Commons.
Bone donned the stripey number - tassels included – for charity.
The Conservative MP for Wellingborough told the Commons:
Tomorrow is local charities day and we will all have very good local charities in our constituency.
Mine is Crazy Hats, which is run by Glennis Hooper and a group of dedicated volunteers.
They've raised over £2million by people wearing crazy hats and they spend that money on breast cancer in Northamptonshire.
But speaker John Bercow wasn't impressed. He said:
I indulged the honourable gentleman for the duration of his question but I'm glad he's now taken that hat off.
I sincerely hope he won't put it on again - preferably at any time but certainly not in the House.
Apparently it’s against parliamentary rules to wear a hat in the Commons. Whoops.
But Bone told indy100:
Crazy Hats is an amazing local charity, raising £2 million to support Breast Cancer victims in Northamptonshire.
They need a bigger premise for a haven to support patients and their families. I hope people will go to crazyhatsbreastcancerappeal.
co.ukand give generously. The speaker had to tell me off, but he delayed it until I had made my point.