Sorry, haven't got close up and detailed, just a couple of grainy black and whites. Construction was the main brown body, crimson band and black cloth lining, so just three pieces. I seem to remember cutting out the lining so as to "shrink and shape" all the better.
Picture of sartorial elegance I were. There was a thread on RAC last year.
This is not my original beret/cap 11Hussar,merely a replacement.I think this was made in India,same colours,seam,ventilation holes in different place.As you say,first issue berets were made out of 6/7 different pieces and seem much bigger.A few (much older than me) Cherrypickers still have the old style beret which they wear with pride at reunions.