Monday, November 25, 2013

Tunabake Turban Times

I know there are a lot of tutorials out there offering a step-by-step on how to tie a scarf but I found them a little confusing so just messed around and worked it out best for me. Maybe this small tutorial will give you the confidence to give it a go.

I tend to wear a scarf in a turban-style if I'm:

1. Having a bad hair day
2. Going out and want to do something different

You will need a large scarf, 80cm x 80cm is a good size for my big head and 2 strong bobby pins to hold the scarf in place (I'm a little paranoid it's going to fall off and I have been known to make a turban a little too high that I couldn't sit up straight in the car).

Fold the scarf in a triangle and place the long fold-side at the nape of your neck - all ghostly like.

Bring the 2 long sides to the front with the shorter still hanging down in front of your face.

Tie in a knot over the top and at the crown of your head securely.

Now bring the shorter side back over your head so you can now see.

And tie the long sides over the top of the shorter side.

Then to hide the long ends tuck them under the knot or just do a double knot and tuck the ends in, it's really up to you.

Secure in place with the bobby pins and you have yourself a simple style you can adapt depending on the size and shape of your scarf.  It is a little trickier with large rectangle scarves but It's fun to make them bigger and change the shape of the turban.

See it's not hard and the effect is a lot of fun.


  1. I love a good ol' turban scarf! You seriously look beyond beautiful. Your cat eye frames and bobbed hair suit this look so perfectly!

    Lost in the Haze

    1. Oh thank you so much, so lovey of you to say xxx Yes love a good headscarf in whatever form it takes on my head on any particular day :)