How to Tie a Square Scarf
by Emily DeLong
10 April 2017
I've had a number of people ask me how to tie a square scarf since we first released them last fall. If you were one of the people who asked me, you may remember me saying I was planning on making a tutorial soon, and here it is! How to tie a square scarf three different ways.
You'll need a square scarf, approximately 22 inches in length/width. Don't have one? You can browse our seasonally rotating selection here.
No. 1: The Classic Necktie
Step 1: Lay the scarf on the floor, wrong side up.
Step 2: Fold the scarf in half diagonally. You want the tip on one end to go on top of the tip on the opposite end.
Step 3: Starting with the tip of the rectangle farthest from the folded edge, begin making a tight roll with the fabric.
Keep rolling until there's nothing left to roll.
You'll end up with a long snake-looking piece of fabric.
Step 4: Take the snake-looking piece of fabric and twist it two times. This step is important to do so that your necktie doesn't unravel while you're wearing it!
Step 5: Tie the scarf around your neck into a double knot.
Step 6: Marvel at how great you look with your scarf tied around your neck!
Variation: You can use these same instructions to make a cool scarf for your bag. Just tie it around the base of the strap of a handbag and you're good to go!
No. 2: The Hair Bow
Step 1-4: Follow Steps 1-4 in The Classic Necktie tutorial above.
Step 5: Wrap the scarf underneath your hair, at the base of your neck, and make a single or double knot at the top of your head.
Variation: Rather than tie the bow at the top, you can tie the bow at the bottom for a more subdued headband. You can also tie a scarf onto your ponytail for an unexpected twist. (Just thread it through your ponytail holder before you start tying.)
No. 3: The Bandana
Step 1-2: Follow Steps 1-2 in The Classic Necktie tutorial above.
Step 3: Take the two ends of the triangle adacent to the folded edge, and tie them into a double knot around your neck.
Make sure to adjust the scarf so that the tie is in the back!
Variation: Try tying the scarf exactly the same way as for the bandana, securing it around your head instead of your neck for a retro-chic (and functional) bandana head wrap!