These little rosettes look complicated, but are really easy to make. Although I'm going to give you a pattern, please play around with it-- the rosette is easy to adjust to any size and is great for scrap yarn.
Skills: To make these rosettes you'll need to know how to chain, single crochet, double crochet and triple crochet.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn. I used a size J hook, but gauge is unimportant for this flower.
This rose is just a strip of petals that is rolled like a paper rosette. To start off, we have to create a foundation for the the petals.
Begin with a chain about 10 inches long. For this 13 petal flower, I started with 53 stitches. Next, do one double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook. You've just created the first square in your grid!
Let's complete the rest of the squares. Chain 1, skip one stitch in your foundation chain, and double crochet into the next stitch. (second square complete). Keep going like this until you run out of chains. If you have 1 chain left over or make a mistake in counting your grid, don't worry. This part will be hidden by your petals.
When you get to the end, simply turn your work. Now for the fun part-- petals. The petals are worked into the open spaces in the grid.
For the first petal work, 2 double crochets, 4 triple crochets, and 2 double crochets into that first open space in the grid. Anchor the petal by doing a single crochet into the next space. Then, work another petal into the space after that.
Keep going like this until you run out of spaces. It doesn't matter if you end on a petal or a single crochet--the ends of your rosette will be hidden in the back of your rose. If you look carefully below, you can see a few mistakes where I made too many triple stitches in one petal. That's ok-- real flowers aren't perfect either.
Once it's done, flip the rose over. Use a yarn or tapestry needle and the tails of your piece to secure the petals in place.a hat made for a boy into one for a girl.
Here's the same size flower on a newborn hat and a adult version of my bliss hat pattern.
And, just for laughs, a photo of the hat on my unwilling model.
Ha! Keep an eye out-- I'll be giving away a few of these hats to more grateful (hopefully) recipients soon!