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How to Tie a Scarf into a Sophisticated Ladies Half Windsor

Annie Hall made the Half Windsor popular with the ladies, and the look is coming back.


  • Step 1: Spread square Spread your square on a flat surface so that it is in the shape of a diamond.
  • Step 2: Bring up bottom point Bring the bottom point up to just above the midpoint of the scarf.
  • TIP: Always cut the tags off scarves.
  • Step 3: Bring top point down Bring the top point down to the straight, closed end of the scarf.
  • Step 4: Fold bottom edge Fold the bottom edge over so that it is directly in line with the scarf points on the left and right.
  • Step 5: Fold top edge Fold the top edge down to the newly formed bottom edge.
  • Step 6: Fold entire scarf Fold the entire scarf over once more, lengthwise.
  • Step 7: Drape scarf Drape the scarf around your neck so one end hangs lower than the other.
  • Step 8: Wrap long end Hold the short end in place, and wrap the long end over and around it.
  • Step 9: Form knot Bring the long end over and around the short end once more, this time placing two fingers in between the short end and the forming knot.
  • Step 10: Pass long end through loop Bring the long end behind the knot, and pass it through the loop around your neck.
  • Step 11: Thread long end Thread the long end through the front of the knot, where your fingers are, and pull it down to tighten.
  • Step 12: Adjust knot Adjust the knot and smooth out the loose ends.
  • FACT: The Windsor knot is named after Edward VIII, who was the Duke of Windsor before abdicating the British throne for "the woman I love."

You Will Need

  • A large square scarf
  • And a flat surface

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