A Head Scarf is a Multi-Faceted Accessory

Headscarves have been worn for eons for a number of reasons. They can be used for keeping the head warm, to keep hair do’s intact, or purely as a fashion statement. Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly made the trend way popular in the 60s.

Here’s how to wear a head scarf

head scarf You can simply fold a scarf in to a triangle and wrap it around your head and tie the corners falling down your face into a knot. This look is quite common and keeps the hair from flying astray. You can also try various styles of wrapping a head scarf which will make you look ultra-chic.

Let’s start with the ‘Up in Knots’ style, which looks like a hair band and holds hair in place. Take a scarf or a skinny scarf and fold it horizontally until you are left with about a 4 inch wide rectangle. Center the scarf on the nape of the neck, bring each side to the front of the head, and tie a double knot. Take the two sides hanging down, twist, wrap, twist again, and tuck in the ends.

The second style is aptly called ‘Little Bow Peep’. This too is more or less like a hair band, but looks really cute, too. Take a skinny scarf; fold it in horizontally in half, just like ‘Up in Knots.’ Next, center the scarf at the nape and tie a knot by bringing both sides on top of your ears. Make a two sided knot over one eye, tie a bow, and tuck in the ends.

Headscarves are fun

How about a style known as ‘Knotted and Nautical,’ which begins the same way as the other two styles. The knot this time is centered on the head and the loose ends are tied, twisted and tucked under.

Last comes the ‘Itty Bitty Bow.’ A small square scarf is folded in a triangle. Centered on the neck, the scarf is tied over the ears on the top of the head. The tips are tucked in like a bow.

Headscarves can prove to be very versatile and practical yet fashionable. Try a few styles today and you will definitely be complimented for making a style statement.

How to Tie a Scarf: High-Low Skirt

From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory.

how to tie a high-low skirt scarf

Lauren of A Fabulous Fete rose to our Knot Challenge by transforming our Bahama Floral Scarf Wrap into a chic and simple skirt you can wear all summer long!

Instructions

how to tie a high-low skirt first steps

Step 1: Wrap a long rectangle scarf (we used this one) around your waist and grab the top corners.

Step 2: Wrap the ends around to the back, overlapping on one side, and tie the ends in the back.

how to tie a high-low skirt middle steps

Step 3: Tuck the tails into the top of the skirt. The scarf should now look like a maxi skirt.

Step 4: Grab the bottom corners and pull them out and up towards your hips.

how to tie a high-low skirt final steps

Step 5: Bring the sides to the back and tuck them into the top of the skirt.

Thanks again to Lauren for this eye-catching new addition to our Knot Library!

How to Tie a Scarf: Scarf Halter Top

scarf halter top

Instructions:

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how to wear scarves Step 1: Take a large scarf or wrap and hold it length-wise across your back near your shoulder blades — similar to how you’d hold a towel you’re about to wrap up in.
how to wear scarves Step 2: Bring the two ends to your front and cross them at your chest.
how to wear scarves Step 3: Cross the ends again at your chest.
how to wear scarves Step 4: Bring the ends of the scarf around to the back of your neck and tie a simple knot — make sure it’s secure!

20+ Ways to Tie a Head Scarf

Hello, sunshine! Long-awaited light and lovely days are upon us, and while for many this may signal the end of scarf season, we see it as an opportunity to twist, knot, and style our lightest and brightest scarves in a series of new ways!

This spring, the must-try trend we’re obsessing over is the head scarf. While it may seem like a daunting task to transform a scarf into a beautiful new ‘do, we’ve made it easier than ever to mimic the season’s most popular head scarf styles — and, of course, a few knots of our own! With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow video tutorials, the SDN gals will have you tying like a pro in no time.

For instructions on our newest knots, click through the head scarves below. Also, be sure to check out our complete collection of head scarf tutorials over in the Knot Library and be sure to browse our Knots for Hope resource, the original inspiration for our head scarf obsession.

20+ ways to tie a head scarf

Twist & Shout Heidi Braid Knotty Twist Up in Knots Itty Bitty Bow Twisted Crown Twisty Turban Side Scarf Pony Knotty But Nice Knotted & Nautical Little Bow Peep Middle of Everywhere A Knot in My Hair All Twisted Up My Little Pony To Be or Knot to Be Criss Cross Oversized Chignon Miss Knotty Do The Twist Head Scarf Tutorials

Looking for new scarves to style this spring? Shop our spring collection, perfect for pairing with everything from maxi dresses to flowy blouses. Not to mention, they’re absolute head scarf perfection!

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