I finished the beret. My head measures 22", so I decided to make the larger size (22.5") and do an extra round of decreases, which should have made it fit. And I was on gauge. But I think one has to make the beret significantly smaller than one's head measurement.. anyway, the 19" would have fit. The one I made, well..
It looks vaguely "hobo cute," I'll concede (sorry about the photo quality, it was dark this morning), but if I move as much as an inch, it slides off. :-)
I have enough yarn to make another one in 19". So the question is, should I felt this to size (I think this yarn will felt just fine), or find someone who might like it with a bigger head? I think my head is not small, but.. head size is just not one of those things you stand around and compare with others, so who knows?