I have never been able to master knitting, and I prefer the knitted look of a calorimetry/headband/earwarmer. Wanting to make one for my teenage daughter and after unsuccessfully searching online for a pattern, I decided to create my own this past weekend.
The premise of my pattern is exactly the same, but I used a larger hook (therefore fewer beginning chains and number of rows), and I decreased a bit differently (one at a time versus two). Other than that, there isn't much difference.
If any of you tries this pattern, I emphasize the blocking step. My sample wanted to curl inward until it was steamed flat.
My flower is from this pattern: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60020.html
Here are a few pics of mine. Please disregard the model. She is having a bad-hair day.