Size 8 knitting needles (Use larger knitting needles to make a larger flower; use smaller knitting needles to make a smaller flower)
With straight needles cast on 47 stitches
Row I, 2 & 3: P1, *YO, P2 tog. Repeat from * to end
Row 4: Purl
Work the following three rows at a firm tension to gather center of flower
Row 5: *K2tog. Repeat from * to last stitch, Knit 1
Row 6: *P3 tog. Repeat from * to end
Row 7: K3 tog, K2 tog, K3 tog. (3 sts)
Cut yarn at least 12" long and run thru stitches to fasten.
Sew short inside seam of flower together.
You may wish to add colored beads to the center of the flower before securing it to the hat.
Position the flower on the hat and sew right thru to the hat.