Monique is a unique hat in that it is timeless, flattering, and sophisticated. Worked in the round, Monique has subtle characteristics that add eye catching texture. Monique combines the knit stitch and “x” stitch for a smooth transition from the center of the beret out to the edges. Sizes are easy to manipulate by adding and subtracting rounds, giving you full control over the size of your project. The band is also easily manipulated by adding or subtracting beginning chains and rows. I recommend reading through the abbreviations and the first 5 rounds of the pattern before starting your project to familiarize yourself with the techniques used and to reduce confusion when working the beret.