Another achievement this year is the free beret pattern that I found to knit for mom. It turned out real nice and I ended up knitting three in different colors; ecru for mom, blue for a dear friend and beige for me. The detail (leaf) is not part of the pattern. I wanted something for the dangling cast-on tail behind. Turned out real nice. It could either be left behind as originally planned or used at the side.
The leaf is from Epstein's Knitted Embellishments book.