I knit this beret a couple months ago with the "flowering red gum" wool I got from the Royal Adelaide Show. I'd wanted it to be quite slouchy and long, and the pattern (from the purl bee) I followed seemed to fit the bill. But when it was done, it really was just a beret. I was disappointed and shoved it in a drawer for two months.
Now that I go back to it, I just see it for what it is, not what I
wanted it to be, and I like it much better. I'm still not sure if I'll
wear it (I'd have to wait six months for it to be cold enough, anyway).
So if anyone wants it, call dibs. As you can see, it looks fantastic on
men as well as women!
(By the way, in my head, I'm pronouncing it the British way, "bare-ay." A sign I've been out of America too long.)