Cast on 4 sts (leaving 4-5" tail)
Row 1: (RS) Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), k3 (5sts).
Row 2: Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), p4 (6sts). (At same time, anchor tail thread by knitting/purling it along with 3-4 stitches.)
Row 3: Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), k5 (7sts).
Row 4: Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), p6 (8sts). Cut yarn and leave sts on needle, leaving 4-5" tail.
Make 4 more petals (casting on the first four sts on the needle
holding the prior petals).
Do not cut the yarn after making the fifth petal.
Row 5: Join petals by knitting 40sts. (At same time, anchor tail threads by knitting them along with 3-4 stitches.)
Row 6: (P2tog) across (20 sts).
Row 7: (K2tog) across (10 sts).
Row 8: (p2tog, p3 tog, p2tog, p3tog) (4 sts).
Cut yarn leaving a 15-inch tail. Thread yarn onto tapestry needle and run through the four sts. Pull tight and anchor thread. Continue with same thread (on purl side) and sew open edges of 1st and 5th petal together loosely. Work thread back to center of flower. Use remainder of thread to sew three beads to the center of the flower (on the knit side). Fasten off and cut thread close to the flower.
Petals of flower may be lightly ironed or block them to flatten them a bit.
Abbreviations: RS - right side, tog - together, sts - stitches
The size of each flower is about the same as an ear or at the very least is big enough to cover something that would go in your ear like headphones or a device that helps you listen clear. You could in fact make a hat and position the flowers so that they covered your ears which could be great for warmth and would also work to cover things like headphones or listen clear devices.