go to your local craft store (or walmart if you don't totally hate them/are on a mean budget) or any fabric store; look through their remnants bin and:::: VOILA!!! All sorts of crazy patterns and colors and textures. I don't have dreads right now but I wear the cloth remnants like a dreadband/headband? and it's awesome. It even looks good with short hair. YAY!!!
Just thought I'd share, even though it might me a "yeah, DUH" sort of thing.