It's interesting when a project is started especially if its freehand it might not always turn out the way you think. This was supposed to be a flower and it sort of morphed into a butterfly.
The headband is an easy shell pattern and I added a crocheted butterfly to give it some personality.
Free 3-D Butterfly Pattern
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic
Crochet Hook: Size J (adjust depending on desired size of butterfly)
Ch 3 - magic ring, ch 5 (counts as sc and edge of wing).
Rnd 1: sc in ring, *ch 5, sc in ring, rep from * to make 4 (5-ch loops) ending sl st in 1st sc to join. (4 times)
Rnd 2: In 1st 5-ch loop make (sc, 2 hdc, 7 dc, 2 hdc, sc) and make the same for all remaining 3-ch loops, ending the last rep with sl st in 1st sc to join. (4 times)
Rnd 3: move to work behind Rnd 1, on back side slip st around connecting post of sc (place crochet hook through open hole and wrap the sl st around post to come up in the back) chain 7 repeat around to make 4 parts to the 2 wings that line up with previous row. (4 times)
Rnd 4: in 1st 7-ch loop make (sc, 2 hdc, 9 dc, 2 hdc, sc) and make the same for all remaining 7-ch loops, ending the last rep with sl st in 1st sc to join. Do not fasten off. (4 times)
Antenna: *Ch 9, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next ch until you reach the top of the butterfly* 1 antenna created. Repeat from * to create 2nd antenna. (2 times)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing. Tie tail and starting chain to tighten magic ring to adjust center of butterfly to liking. The looser the magic ring the more open the the base of the butterfly will be.
I use these on anything that needs just a little extra personality. Enjoy! Please let me know how they turn out and of course if you have any questions.