DIY Shiva le Turban http://makemylemonade.com/diy-turban/
Instructions on making a true French beret. Including the fact, they are in French. However my rusty French has gotten an upgrade this past year. Sewing is far easier than Knitting to translate directions.
easy scarf - mean for cancer patients, but I love the idea of a knit tshirt material as a headband. I would make the actual scarf shorter, and the band a bit thinner.