I found a brilliant free pdf pattern for a slouchy beret here. How exciting! Now all I need to do is learn to knit or crochet. I'm not sure which. To tell the truth, I don't know anything about making woolly-type accessories. I suppose I could always go out to the shops and buy a beret for around $10, but where's the fun in that? Now I'm off to learn a new skill. Knitting, I think.
More lovely free hat patterns here and a beret pattern guide here. My favourite is the Meret.