Ok, I got past my frustration block on the crochet flowers. It was me for not recognizing the mistake in the pattern directions and the pattern maker for making the mistake when writing them. I had my co-worker help me out and she spotted the mistake and then everything kinda fell in place. Last night I made a flower and 2 leaves and then with the left over yarn I was able to make another smaller flower. The hat will have 2 flowers instead of one. Here are some pics of the current progress, minus the 2nd flower.