Fishtail Braided Headband by Callisto Knits

Fishtail Braided Headband

January 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

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note: there is an outdated version of this pattern (seen on the projects page) that makes a thinner headband.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