Okay, today's vintage scarf tutorial is what I use to cover my pin curls after I've taken out the setting and they are nice and pretty and ready for an evening out. I modeled this look after the many vintage starlets that take convertible car rides and don't want to ruin their hairstyle (like Marilyn shown here with her hair covered and sunglasses).
How to Tie a Vintage Hooded Head Scarf:
Notes and Necessaries:
- Level: Easy Breezy
- Scarf: Large Square (mine is silk, 40"x40")
Start with a large square scarf folded in half to make a triangle.
Hold the scarf like an upside down triangle over your head and gently lay the scarf near the front of your hair, leaving your bangs free.
Grab the two equal ends of the triangle and put them in front of your shoulders, leaving the point of the triangle on your center back.
Take an end in each hand and pull one end to the other, so that both ends are together on one side of your face.
Hold both of these ends in one hand so that your other hand is free.
Now take the back point that you've left behind you and bring it forward over your shoulder.
Leave it draped in front and grab your two front ends in each hand again. Cross the two front ends and pull gently until snug under your chin.
Take the third point that you left draped and pull it through the two crossed ends.
Now just tie a large loose bow using the two crossed ends. Once your bow is formed, take that third point that you pulled through and tuck the point through the bow knot to give the bow extra drape and volume.
Flounce and adjust your bow until you're happy with it and you're done!
I don't personally pin or secure my scarf because I just use it to gently cover my curls so the wind doesn't mess them up. However, you could easily bobby pin each side by your ears to make the hood more secure.
You are now ready for your very chic drive about town!
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