Inspired by Ford’s Fiesta Movement, let’s talk about accessories and styles that we have yet to conquer. For me. . .
In the last 10 years there have been one or two times when I’ve worn a hat for fun. And It’s been off in about 30 minutes after a lot of scratching and adjusting. Perhaps it stems from the bowl cut of my youth. I went from long locks to my buns to an early 90s girlish boy-cut at 8 years old. From then until I was 11, much of my day-to-day was focused on dressing like a girl. Several times strangers mistakenly called out “Young Man!” in my general direction. Dressing like a girl didn’t include wearing hats. At least none of the hats I found interesting.
Just over a year ago I found myself needing some head coverage in downtown SF. All I had was a scarf on-hand, so I worked magic and made a turbeanie (a turban-like beanie). I loved it, but couldn’t seem to replicate it. Until now.
What styles do you struggle with? High-low trends? Boxy tunics? Leggings? Ankle boots?
The turbeanie feels much more feminine than a regular beanie, but so much less work than the oh-so-popluar turban headbands. I don’t have to do my hair in order to make it look done!
One of the best parts? I have everything I need on-hand. I bet you do, too. Let’s do wrap a turbeanie together!
How to Wrap A Turban Beanie
Your scarf or fabric – a simple cut of some lightweight knit would be perfect – should be 2 yards by about 18 inches or so.
If you have an extra wide scarf, fold it in half.
If you’re going for a beanie look, tie your hair into loose piggy tails to keep your hair from going all over the place. You could alternatively tie this turban with a topknot or any other hairstyle.
Find the center of your scarf and line up the hem along the nape of your neck.
Pull both ends so the line at the nape of the neck is tight. Cross ends over.
Cross ends again.
This creates the popular turban look you see in headbands everywhere.
Take the ends to the back and cross over to the front.
tuck remaining tails into the fabric. Be sure to keep any corners on the inside of the folds of fabric.
Adjust the turban as needed.
Remove the hair ties and style your hair as needed. I like how this stays on my head, but isn’t as restricting as a regular beanie. Hope you like it, too!
Alternatively, you could watch my little how-to to see it done in real-time.
This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my participation. The opinions expressed are my own.