We were instantly inspired by this gorgeous rainbow fishtail braid in Free People‘s September catalog and decided to recreate it, adding our own little twist: making the braid into a wearable hat accessory. Who said braids were limited to summer and hair?You’ll need:
– a pair of scissors
– some multi-colored yarn
– a hat
Cut about 40 strands of yarn about 3 feet long, knot at one end leaving a several inches of slack, and divide into two sections. Pull 4 strands of yard from the outside of the left section and add it to the right side. Do the same to the other side–pull 4 strands of yarn from the outside of the right section and add it to the left side. Repeat the steps until the desired length is achieved and secure it with a knot, leaving at least 6″ of slack at the end. Fluff the braid by gently pulling apart both sides.
Transform your hat with your new fishtail braid by securing it with a piece of yarn, safety pin or elastic band!
(all images by Honestly…WTF)
Genius! Love the DIY posts 🙂
Brilliant!!! That color combo is amazing as well!! xo
I like this! I’m excited to experiment with that and colors.. maybe a dip dye experiment is in order!
love it!!! xoxo
Amazing!! Love the colors.
I am in love with your DIYs. Keep em coming!
I LOVE THIS! I was literally thinking of doing something like this yesterday, now i have found a great way to do it! Your ideas are amazing. I have just started my own blog doing DIY tutorials and Clothes customisation which i would love you to check out!
love the fishtail braiding and the colors but I can’t stop looking at the model’s hair! I think I need to go dye my own hair right now.
I just recently found this blog and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate how easy and fun all your tutorials are. I think I’ve tried every one.
Keep up the good work!
Love your tuts! I was also looking at the hair, back to the yarn, back to the hair….. I was thinking I would try some irridescent powders and/or metallic paint highlighgts and who knows what else. 🙂
amazing idea! love it:)
I love that yarn. It’s called Peruvian Print by Red Heart and is hard to find these days. I have three skeins of it left myself =D
You posted this a year ago, but I just found your blog, and I absolutely love this DIY! I will definitively do this next summer to spice up my hat! Amazing. I love it.
I love what you did here! The color combo is so earthy and bohemian. The hat though: do you know the model name? I’ve been all over Kakadu’s website and I don’t think I’ve seen it.
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