I was a little anxious about this pattern because I had never done a hat with a semi-lacy design before. I was happy to find that after the first few rows of the "leafy motif," I was able to memorize the pattern logic and stop looking at the chart for every row. So far, so good! I haven't reached the crown shaping yet, but I'll report back!
If you want to knit your own, the Frick Frick Beret pattern is available on Ravelry. If you do, I'd love to see your finished hat!