So soft, so light yet very warm. Designed by me in a Double Broken Rib design. Wonderful anytime beret. Yarn used is a wonderful soft wool blend. This yarn is very soft. Not an itchy wool. You have the warmth of wool and the wash ability of acrylic. You will enjoy this beret for years. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic knowledge of knitting in the round would be helpful. GAUGE In Stockinet stitch (k on RS, p on WS) 14 stitches = 4 inch 18 rows = 4 inch CHECK YOUR GAUGE especially if you plan to use a different yarn than is used to write this pattern.