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Head Scarf Tutorial

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Head Scarf Tutorial

Head Scarf Tutorial

After many requests, I finally made a tutorial on how to tie a simple head scarf. It’s really, really easy. I did this without looking in the mirror, so that should tell you how easy it is. Let’s get started!

Head Scarf Tutorial
Start with a large, square scarf. I like my vintage silk scarves because they’re soft and not bulky.

large, square scarf
Fold one corner to the other to form a triangle.

Fold the corner down to about the middle, and then fold over again
Fold the corner down to about the middle, and then fold over again (but not all the way to the edge, because you want it to be a little thicker).

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Head Scarf Tutorial
Put the scarf around your head with the ends in the front, making sure the wrong side of the scarf (the part where you can see the folds) is against your head.

Head Scarf Tutorial
Head Scarf Tutorial
Tie it in a loose knot at the front. I like to keep the whole scarf a little on the loose side (it will stay in place).

Head Scarf Tutorial

Tuck the ends behind/underneath the scarf.

Head Scarf Tutorial

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  1. J Detroit says:

    I love vintage styles it reminds me of the 1950’s or 60’s

  2. Helen says:

    Lovely! Can you please give me a sense of how big the scarf should be? I don’t own any and want to buy one. Thanks!

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      Large, square scarves work best – it’s easier to hide the longer ends than to make a too-small one fit. For instance, a small neckerchief will be too small.

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      I often wear silk, but it’s washed silk, so it has a little grip. You know what also helps? Dry shampoo! It gives your hair some texture for it to hold onto.

      • Leah says:

        Thank you for that tip! Mine always slide off. I don’t feel like washing my hair today so I’m totally going to try this. 😀

  3. Christina says:

    I’ve just spent the last 2 hours scouring eBay trying to find another scarf printed like yours. Does the one in this tutorial have any tags or distinguishing marks? I freaking love that print.

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      Unfortunately, it doesn’t. It’s just a vintage scarf that my mom gave me, a long time ago. Maybe try Etsy?

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  6. Williamkart says:

    I really liked your article.Really thank you! Awesome. Swarthout

  7. Kate says:

    Love this look! Wondering if you could possibly give me the measurements of the scarf you used? I’ve found ones that are 32″ and others that are 90″… The latter seems a bit on the large side to me?! Xx

  8. Capucine says:

    Wonderful post !!! I am a diehard fan of vintage headscarves. I have one I bought that is kind of satiny and it slips around a lot. I recently made an elastic one with velvet ribbon on the back and it grips so well. I may have to try this with your tutot.
    Thanks for sharing nice ideas and for the inspiration.

  9. farid says:

    Very nice article and easy way to understand ….. Thanks

  10. Hilda Ramirez says:

    Live rhw hair do with the scarf but would have love to see her do her hair.

  11. Heather says:

    So pretty!!! Thank you for sharing, I cannot wait to try it!

  12. Meg - says:

    This is too cute!! I need to give this a try. My hair is so straight and boring this would be fun to try.

  13. Tissam Est La says:

    This look really looks good ! I always have trouble tying beautiful knots and always look like I’m about to do some cleaning… hahaha ! 😀
    You look really pretty like that 😀

    Tissam | Tissam Est La

  14. Alexis says:

    We love this look. Such a cute and creative idea!

  15. Debbie Jeffs says:

    I truly love this, thanks for the tutorial!

  16. Geraldine says:

    Very stylish, off to try it out x

  17. Ms Sam Nicholson says:

    Thank you!!!

  18. Allyriane says:

    This is brilliant! I’ve been wanting one but haven’t been able to find one I love. Thanks so much for a tutorial…I’m excited to give it a shot! Yours is gorgeous, by the way!

  19. Teach You To Sew says:

    This was really easy to follow. Thanks so much for sharing -Joe

  20. Dain says:

    I was hoping you could share measurements of what size square this should be as I would like to be able to cut one out of my knit fabric and make it. Please advise. Thank you!

  21. Lorimier says:

    Très bonne idée pour se coiffer avec un foulard quand on est pressé.