My grandmother used to make these and taught me years ago. After wearing this hat and being asked by knitters how to make the rose, I thought it easier to tell everyone, all at once!
I made my sample large. The roses are so pretty and delicate looking with smaller supplies. You can use any size needle and any type (circular, DPNs, straight....). You can also use any type of yarn. Just remember the larger the needle and the heavier the yarn the bigger the rose and leaves.
CO 8 sts
Row 1 Knit front, back and front of each stitch on needle. 24 sts.
Row 2 BO using purl stitch
Piece will naturally curl. There you have your rose!
CO 3 sts
Row 1: K1 YO K1 YO K1 (5 stitches)
Row 2: purl
Row 3: K2 YO K1 YO K2 (7 stitches)
Row 4: purl
Row 5: K3 YO K1 YO K3 (9 stitches)
Row 6: purl
Row 7: K4 YO K1 YO K4 (11 stitches)
Row 8: purl
Row 9: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (9 stitches)
Row 10: purl
Row 11: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (7 stitches)
Row 12: purl
Row 13: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (5 stitches)
Row 14: purl
Row 15: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (3 stitches)
Row 16: sl 1, P2 tog, psso (1 stitch)
Secure last stitch and weave in back to secure.
There you have your leaf!
Make another leaf like the first or make larger or smaller by increasing the number of YO rows (and the peso rows) or by decreasing the number of YO/psso rows.
Stack the three pieces together by pulling the tails; pull tails of rose through the bottom of one leaf, then with the tail of the first leaf pull through the bottom of the second leaf. Pinch the base of the rose and leaves, take the rose tail and sew through all to secure.
If you want to make a stem, CO 3 stitches and work as and I-cord. When stem is the length you want, begin pattern on Row 1.
Voila! A rose with leaves.
Please feel free to share pattern, make and sell the flowers but PlEaSe DO NOT SELL this pattern. THIS PATTERN IS NOT FOR SALE!!!!!