Easy Turban tying instructions

This turban looks super stylish and in our book presents a confident fashion look all of its own, no hint of ‘patient wear’ it simply looks very chic.

Step 1

Take a long Suburban Turban scarf, open it out from its twist and fold it not quite in half along its length. Place it over your head and just a little off centre. (Katia has 65cms hanging on one side and 75cms hanging on the other side of her head.) Position it where you would like it on the brow and ensure the scarf covers your head to the nape of your neck. Then begin twisting the scarf on either side of your face to get a neat outline over the ears.

Step 2

Cross over the scarf ends behind your head, ensuring you have crossed over on top of the scarf to totally cover the head from the back and then bring the scarf ends in front of you. At this point you can put one down, twist a little more or move your hands down the scarf and adjust the crossover. A back view mirror would be useful here although not essential as it can all be tidied up later once the knot is tied.

Step 3

Happy with the placement at the back, continue to wrap the scarf round the sides of the head and do the first stage of an ordinary granny knot off to one side. This will look far more flattering than doing it on top of you head!

Step 4

Give your arms a rest for a moment, the scarf won’t move if you let go now. You may wish to tuck in or re-adjust the scarf as it has gone round your head but this shouldn’t be necessary, as it seems to just follow through on its own.

Step 5

Take hold of the ends of the scarf again and adjust tightness of knot so that you feel secure. (The beauty of these cotton crinkle scarves is that the fabric ‘holds’, it won’t slip and it won’t work itself loose.) Then finalise the knot by taking left hand over right and turning it into a reef knot to secure (this makes for a flatter knot). If that all sounds a bit technical an ordinary granny knot will do!

Step 6

Take hold of the ends of the scarf again and adjust tightness of knot so that you feel secure. (The beauty of these cotton crinkle scarves is that the fabric ‘holds’, it won’t slip and it won’t work itself loose.) Then finalise the knot by taking left hand over right and turning it into a reef knot to secure (this makes for a flatter knot). If that all sounds a bit technical an ordinary granny knot will do!