i'm in <3 love <3 with this new hat design. it was a total bitch of a pattern to get right, but worth all the effort and one sleepless night of stitching and restitching. plus i'm a little obsessive about making sure all my rounds work out evenly. i'm now working on a light grey/ deep pink variation, but this charcoal and red is so good. i also really like the fit - it's a little different than my other berets - and so easy to wear. i may write up the pattern to share on ravelry soon, but i still want to tweak it a tiny bit more to make sure it's just right. available in shop here.