[COLOR="Navy"][FONT="Century Gothic"]Ok...well, after applying the additional parameters (free / for women), only one patt remained: "Urchin" by Ysolda Teague...and it is listed on the knitty.com site (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTurchin.html). According to the pattern info page in RAVELRY, a pdf is avail for easier downloading & printing.
It's a cute pattern but it does specify bulky wt yarn (I didn't read far enough into the instructions to determine if lighter wt yarns are encouraged). Also, I see no reason why the beret can't be made in a variety of sizes. If instructions or suggestions for other sizes are not included in the patt, often-recommended advice (throughout this site and others), is if you want a different sized outcome, probably the easiest thing to do (especially for a beginner knitter) is to change the yarn wt and size of needles.
Other berets/tams patts were available, but at a price. Knitty.com may have additional patts that, for whatever reason, did not make my search results. At any rate, we have to get you more comfy with the Purl stitch soon, for no doubt your options would expand significantly. Until then, best wishes and !!! [/FONT][/COLOR]