It's Rosa Frivola by Mary Konior, from Tatting with Visual Patterns. I love this book. Even though I have gotten other books, this one is my favorite. I actually ordered one of her out of print books, but since it's coming from the U.K., and even though it was shipped last week, I have a feeling it could be forever until it gets here. Oh well, it'll be worth the wait :o)
But, back to the question at hand. I have 9 petals, the last three look pretty awful, so I didn't go out of my way to get them in the scan. I figure they'll be in the center of the flower lol. I've starched it, but it's still hard to get it to look right. BUT it does say in the book that it'll take some practice. I want to put it on a crochet cap that I got for my baby neice, Chloe. That means that I want to get it to sit right and not move once it's set. Also, I'm looking into how to get it attached to the cap in such a way that my sister in law (Chris's sister), can remove it from the cap when the cap gets dirty, because I already know that she's not going to want fluff this thing back up. For that part of my problem, I'm thinking maybe a button attachment. I was thinking a pin bar backing, but I would absolutely hate (and I do not use the "h" word") myself if it ever came loose and stuck her.
So, any suggestions on 1) how to get it to actually look like a flower and stay looking like a flower. 2) how to attach it a crochetted cap in a removable fashion.
You ALL are so wonderful with your suggestions. I really do appreciate every comment that y'all post on my little blog :o)
On another note... Aren't the colors gorgeous?? This is the pastel rainbow that I have a size 40 and size 80 skein of in my shop. This is in size 40. This pattern however took a lot of thread. More than I thought it would. Luckily, these skeins are the ones that were closer to 65 - 70 yards, so even though I made this thing, and a couple other little things that didn't pan out, I still have quite a bit of this thread left for myself.