Originally Posted by Lorijoz
1.) For the military braid on a 1/2 inch plastic headband how long should the two pieces be to start?
This website ❉ MakeBowsandMore.com ❉ Instructions for Making a Military Braid Headband
says three times the length, but it depends on the width of ribbon. I wouldn't cut without testing one.
You could braid one from the spool, then undo and measure it.