What size are the peyote stitches? - Dreadlocks FAQ's
The peyote stitches are on average 1 cm in diameter but they stretch to accommodate slightly larger dreads. If your dreads are thin you may have to put a rubber band around the dread and then squeeze the stitch over the rubber band until the dread fattens a little. Usually dreads will vary enough in size that you will always have several that a stitch will fit on.