Fishtail Braided Headband by Ashley General Handmade

Fishtail Braided Headband

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January 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

This pattern has been discontinued. The info is left below for archival purposes.

This braided headband pattern uses super bulky yarn making for a quick knit that makes a beautiful and cozy gift. The cabling makes for a unique fishtail braid that looks like it’s knit with multiple strands of rope. I hope you enjoy this pattern!


  • Knit Picks Tuff Puff super bulky wool in Mint - 2 balls


  • US 10.5 (6.5 mm) straight needles
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle


  • cable knitting
  • kitchener stitch

The finished headband has a width of about 3.5 inches and can be knit as long as needed to fit snuggly around your head.

5 stitches and 6 rows make a 2” by 2” square, knit in stockinette stitch

note: there is an outdated version of this pattern (seen on the projects page) that makes a thinner headband. Pattern was updated so headband would comfortably cover ears