Basics Steps for Tying a Bandana
A Cool and Fun Accessory
Bandanas can not only be worn as a stylish accessory but can serve a useful purpose as well. A bandana can keep you cool and absorb sweat in hot conditions and add a fun touch to whatever you are wearing. There are several options for wearing one, so try one out to see what you prefer.
To tie a bandana for basic wear on the head, follow these steps:
First, make sure the bandana is head-ready by lying it on a table and folding it diagonally to make a triangle. Smooth the crease so that it is defined.
Grip each end of the triangle in both hands, making sure that it does not slip (this is where that crease helps you).
Set the bandana where you want it on your head. The optimal spot is in the middle of your forehead, but you may elect to wear it higher or lower, depending on your inclination.
Tie the two ends of the bandana at the back of your head once, firmly (but not so tight that it constricts – remember, your head will swell in the heat). The ends will be dangling, which is good, because you are going to tie them again in a minute.
Be sure that the top of the triangle lies roughly at the back of your head – it can be slightly higher or lower, but you want to have your whole crown covered. Now, you can either tuck that triangle top under the tied ends at the back of your head, or set it between them. When you are satisfied with its position, tie the ends again, securing the top of the triangle, and thus the whole bandana.
There are some men who like the look of a bandana worn around the neck, similar to a scarf. This is also known as a cowboy bandana. To tie one to wear around your neck, simply follow these steps:
Fold a bandana into a triangle by folding it in half so that two of its opposing corners meet.
Take the two opposite ends on the longest side of the triangle and place the longest side on your neck with the tip pointing down.
Pull the opposite ends together and tie them into a knot behind your neck.
For this style, make sure it is not tied too tight. You will want the bandana to fit snugly around your neck and have an inch of spacing between it and your neck.