Black loves his new cap
So much that he picked it for a special occasion. His first visit to his first friend’s house.
It’s important that he’s more concerned about the cap than his head when smacked.
and he got into an intense fight for it.
that he failed to win, but was given the cap back anyway.
The hat is so important he didn’t forget to put it back on when they went out to look for the kite.
yet, when he saw this,
he knew some things are more important than a new hat.
And here is White appreciating the whole act of giving in the following chapter