You know I haven’t seen anyone point this out but someone probably has… You can see from the Journal entry about the gnomes that Stanford has no idea what’s under the gnomes hats.
And apparently the need to see what is underneath drove him a little nuts to the point where he ALMOST LOST A BODY PART trying to see under the hat
This would lead one to assume the gnomes never take their hats off, right? That this is some big deal to them that their hats never come off their heads, right? That no one can ever know what’s under them, right?
I’m pretty sure the gnomes were just fucking with Ford that whole time on purpose