I've made this beret pattern before, but just did it again recently using varigated yarn for my 2 oldest girls. I couldn't resist some pretty yarn I saw at Jo-Ann's and decided to try it out. (Sorry, but I can't remember what yarn I used and I threw away the tag.)
Really easy and quick to knit.
My girls love berets and so do their friends.
M. told me that the orange beret suited her personality perfectly.
She's got that right.
**The only change you need to know about is that if you knit the larger version you need to place markers every 22 stitches, not 20.