"Wise Nora is a lightweight beret perfect for warm weather wear," says Jackofsky. "There is very minimal sewing required. Just a few stitches at the back of the brim band." Honest Jackofsky felt that this qualified as 'seaming', but the editorial department at Patternfish disagrees. This is a lovely graceful hat for the transition of seasons-- fall to winter, or winter to spring, or... heck, you can wear it year-round made out of anything, can't you? Maybe a lightweight alpaca for fall. Pretty and much more feminine than the norm.