Size: Approximately 12 Months Size
Beginning at the top of the hat, ch. 4. Sl st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 2. Work 7 dc in the ring. Join with a sl st in the first dc.
Round 2: Ch 2. Work 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st in first dc.
Round 3: Ch 2. Work
Round 1. Dc in 5th ch from hook, *make a V-stitch, which is ch 1, skip 1, (dc-ch-dc) in next ch, repeat from * across. Turn.
Round 2. Ch 2, 5 dc first in ch space, *sc in next ch 1 space, 6 dc in next ch 1 space (like a shell border), repeat from *, ending 6 dc in last ch 1 space. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing the flower. At this point, it will look like a long curlicue.
Roll the flower into a beautiful little rose, and sew it up with your yarn tail. Thread the long tail onto a yarn needle. Sew the tail of the thread up and down through the flower to secure it how you like it. Done!
Personally, I am hesitant to permanently attach my flowers to anything (crochet or otherwise). I therefore decided to hot glue it to a barrette.
I can then attach the barrette to the hat, a headband, or it can be used as a future hairbow (if my daughter ever gets enough hair and/or allows it! hahaha)
Here's my finished product! I think it turned out beautiful!
And now, for your enjoyment... my attempts with an unwilling model.
Man, she's cute! Love that kid!