This attractive hat can be made with or without the visor. The band is covering your ears on a cold day. Use the soft yarn (merino wool, silk, cashmere, or alpaca), do not add the visor and it becomes a very nice and soft beret. Enjoy the versatility of this pattern.
Additional suggestions for visor insert: any craft foam sheets, plastic mesh, or fabric stitched many times over. Cut out the shape of your knitted bill.