Just finished this lace beret for my daughter and it was time consuming but not difficult. This was the basic pattern Meret beret with some variations. Used Cleckheaton Country machine washable wool 8ply x 100gms and cast on 88 sts x 4.5mm. Made a 2x2 rib of 6cm and increased stitches to 143. Knitted three pattern repeats for a slouchy beret. Blocked finished item on a dinner plate to shape the lace pattern. This is a good pattern and the size and shape of the beret is excellent.