The goal of Tête-à-Tête Hats is to provide handmade hats free of charge to chemotherapy patients, hospitalized infants and children, and others in need of head coverings.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Headscarf Tying Instructions

A friend asked my mom to post some headscarf tying instructions, so she drew some diagrams and wrote out the instructions. Here is the first one:

This headscarf is very simple and quick. The scarf that is used for this illustration is a regular, gauzy scarf that would ordinarily be worn around the neck. A very lightweight cotton scarf is easy to work with and cool in the warmer months. A silk scarf would be appropriate for an dressier occasion.

First, find the center of the scarf. Position the scarf across your forehead. It looks nice if you flip up the edge to form a headband across the forehead, but it's not necessary.

Next, bring the sides of the scarf around to meet at the nape of your neck. In this illustration, the knot is off-center, but you can also wear it in the center at that back of your neck.

Tie the scarf securely, allowing the long tails to fall in front of or behind your shoulder. That's it! Very pretty and elegant.