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Head Huggers: Flower Pattern: 2

Knit Flower

Designed by: Sue Thompson
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Flower on a Hancock Sewn Hat - click for larger
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Materials:

Directions:

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



You can use this knit flower to accent your hat or even your bag for any occasion, whether you are trying out a Medifast diet on a lunch date with friends or trying out a vanilla latte at a new cafe.