Using MC, CO 5 stitches, leaving an 18-inch
Work 4-6 inches of I-Cord, depending upon
your preference and size of child. Bear in mind
that the clip, flower and elastic band will
add at least 4 inches to length of tether.
Increase 1 st in next row of I-Cord. 6 sts.
Break yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail.
Work next row of I-Cord using CC, holding tail
of MC together with CC when working first st.
Continuing in I-Cord, work as follows:
Rows 1 & 2: [K1, p1] to end.
Work Row 3 in I-Cord, working sts onto
3 different double-point needles, to begin working
in the round.
Row 3: [K1, m1, p1] to end. 9 sts.
Round 4: [K1, p2] to end.
Round 5: [K1, p1, m1, p1] to end. 12
Round 6: [K1, p3] to end.
Round 7: [K1, p2, m1, p1] to end. 15
Round 8: [K1, p4] to end.
Round 9: [K1, p2, m1, p2] to end. 18
Round 10: [K1, p5] to end.
BO all sts knitwise.
Weave in CC ends, and MC end at joining point
between stem and flower. Do not weave in tail
at CO end of stem.
Attach Elastic and Clip
Sew hair elastic securely to inside of flower,
near joining point between stem and flower.
I used a contrasting color to look like stamens,
but it's easier to disguise the ends if you
use the flower color.
Use CO tail to sew clip to end of stem.
Leaves are worked randomly at various points
along the stem, and can be made to point up,
down, sideways or diagonally! It is a good idea
to make a few leaves to cover the joining point
between the stem and the flower. Be creative
when planning placement of leaves.
Work each leaf as follows:
Using MC, pick up and k 3 sts from stem.
[Note: Don't twist the stem stitches as
you knit them, or your stem and leaf will look
Row 1 [RS]: [K1, m1] twice, k1. 5 sts.
Even-Numbered Rows 2-12 [WS]: P all sts.
Row 3 [RS]: K2, yo, k1, yo, k2. 7 sts.
Row 5 [RS]: K3, yo, k1, yo, k3. 9 sts.
Row 7 [RS]: Ssk, k5, k2tog. 7 sts.
Row 9 [RS]: Ssk, k3, k2tog. 5 sts.
Row 11 [RS]: Ssk, k1, k2tog. 3 sts.
Row 13 [RS]: Sl1, k2tog, psso.
Break yarn, draw through rem st and pull tight.