So soft, so light yet very warm. Designed by me with a unique braided cable band. The 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. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS This beret will fit head size 20" - 22"