Hint: If you tend to knit tighter, use a larger needle or a loose cast-on method to cast on the stitches for the rib, which must stretch to fit. To tighten a too-loose cast-on, weave in elastic thread along reverse side of ribbing.
With smaller needles, CO 84 sts. Work in 1x1 rib for 1 ½”. Change to larger needles.
Work in Double Moss st until piece measures 10” from beg.
Row 1 (RS): *K5, k2tog; rep from * across—72 sts
Row 2 and all even rows (WS): Purl.
Row 3: *K4, k2tog; rep from * across—60 sts.
Row 5: *K3, k2tog; rep from * across—48 sts.
Row 7: *K2, k2tog; rep from * across—36 sts.
Row 9: *K1, k2tog; rep from * across—24 sts.
Row 11: K2tog across—12 sts.
Row 12: P2tog across—6 sts.
Gather sts and tie tightly.
Sew Hat seam.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
5- PETAL FLOWERS (make 3—1 each in A, B and C)
With smaller needles, CO 1 st.
Row 1: K.
Row 2: K in f&b&f of st—3 sts.
Row 3: K.
Row 4: K f&b in first st, k1, k f&b of next st—5 sts.
Row 5: K.
Row 6: K f&b of first st, k3, k f&b of next st—7 sts.
Row 7: K.
Row 8: K f&b of first st, k4, k f&b of next st, k1—9 sts.
Row 9: K.
Beg dec rows:
Next row: Sl 1, k1, psso, k across—8 sts.
Next row: Sl 1, k1, psso, k across—7 sts.
Next row: Sl 1, k1, psso, k across—6 sts.
Next row: Sl 1, k1, psso, k across—5 sts.
Next row: Sl 1, k1, psso, k across—4 sts.
Sl 4 sts to end of needle. Cut yarn.
Work same as First Petal.
After Fifth Petal there will be 20 sts on needle.
Next row: K across 20 sts.
Next row: K 20 sts; cut yarn leaving a 10” end.
Gather sts into a circle and join working in ends and joining petals as desired.
Cut three 5-petal flowers from fabric. Attach fabric to center of each flower. Sew flowers to Hat (as pictured) with beads clustered in center.