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How to Tie a Scarf around Your Head

You have only one head, but any number of ways to decorate it with a scarf.


  • Step 1: Tie the "peasant scarf" Fold a scarf into a triangle and drape it over your head with the longest side of the triangle across your forehead. Then tie the ends of the triangle under your chin, the scarf point hanging in back.
  • Step 2: Make a bandana Lay the straight fold of the triangle across your forehead, and tie the ends on either side over the point at the back of your head.
  • Step 3: Twist scarf around head Drape the triangle with the point at the back of your neck and wrap the ends around and over the third point as in the bandana tie. Then wrap the ends back around to your forehead, and tie them in a knot.
  • TIP: The double-wrap requires a longer scarf.
  • Step 4: Cover your whole head Using a longer scarf, let it out so it covers your head, and tie all four corners under your chin.
  • Step 5: Arrange a headband Fold the scarf into a rectangle that wraps around your ears and ties in back under your hair. Position the band along your ear line, and make a tight square knot in back to hold it.
  • Step 6: Make a ponytail tie Use a small scarf as a simple ponytail tie, or craft a larger one into a big bow.
  • Step 7: Tie the "Apache" Fold the scarf three times on the bias, making a long band. Wrap the band across your forehead just above your eyebrows, tying it off in back and letting the loose ends hang over your shoulders.
  • FACT: Did you know? Roman Catholic canon law used to dictate that women keep their heads covered during Mass.

You Will Need

  • A collection of scarves
  • An adventurous spirit
  • Taste

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