For the flower with loopy petals i.e the purple and little pale flower on my headband
with 4mm needles, cast on 100 stitches
row 1: Knit 1, * cast of 12 stitches, knit 1. then repeat from * to last stitch, Knit 1.
Run a thread through the remaining stitches, pull tightly and fasten off.
For the other style of flower
Again use 4mm needles, cast on 7 stitches
Knit 3 rows
Row 4: Knit 3, with the left needle lift the second, third and fourth stitches that you have just worked over the first stitch
Row: 5 Knit
Row 6: Cast on 3 stitches so you are left with 7 stitches overall
Row 7: Knit
This creates one petal so repeat rows 1-7 five more times. On the last repeat finish on row 5. Cast off. Thread a length of yarn along the straight edge and pull tightly. Sew the seam.
The first flower is really simple so probably best to have a go at first. I learnt to make these with my Grandma who is patient with my knitting skills but honestly within a few minutes I could make these quite easily. I have changed the pattern slightly to make it a bit easier as well. The pattern was originally found at knit-today.com. If you need any other help contact me.
I got this bag as a present for my birthday. Doesn't it just have the most adorable bird print? And, for more practical people, is roomy and has plenty of pockets.
Hope this is helpful and please let me know if you need more info