I have made this little hat for my youngest daughter. I have dyed the yarn following her wishes out of Louet’s Gems Merino in sport weight.
The pattern is a k2, p2 rib that is offset by one stitch every row. My daughter likes the hat very much especially the flower.
For the flower I basically crocheted a flat disk using slip stitches, then added the outer petals using double crochet stitches. After that I slip-stitched my way to the inside and added more petals using half double crochet stitches.
The pretty little button I found in my stash ( Yes, I have a button stash and no, I have it under control now, thanks!)
I made up the shaping of the hat as I went along. I prefer to decrease slowly in order to avoid gathered fabric on the top. So I did 3 plain rows between every decrease row.
Now my oldest daughter would like a hat as well, but in blue. So many ideas, so little time….