How To Tie a Scarf + Once Upon a Time.

5 years ago

I never considered myself a scarf person. Never. I thought it had no purpose other than keeping me warm, but then it would simply became a nuisance as soon as I stepped outside and began a snowball fight, skiing, building a snowman, and the heat became unbearable. Off went the scarf, wet mittens, all three pairs of socks, all into a heap of soaked annoying winter accessories. And they were ugly.


Then, I was given this scarf.



One year in Ontario, the church youth group was going to perform a winter concert. We were given uniforms- this scarf was included.


I wore it the night of the concert, then it was hidden in the back of my closet for a while. Why? Probably because it is a full six feet long [without counting the little braids at the ends] and 2.4 feet wide. It was quite awkward to wrap it around my neck a few hundred times. I ended up looking like a face poking out of a massive cloth mountain.

Like That ^

 Then the ends would keep falling and I'd strangle myself trying to make the scarf tight enough so the ends would stay. It was chaos, so I didn't bother.


But I did like it. It has sparkle, but not too much, and it's pretty, but also useful in that it is warm. So this winter, I managed to find a way to wear it.


It's not my idea, but I thought I'd share it with you because it's now my favorite way to tie a scarf, and saved me from committing further fashion faux pa like in the above photo.


Step One - [If you have a large scarf like mine, fold it in half.] [If you haven't yanked the tag off yet, fold it in.]



Step Two - [Or Step One if you have a 'normal' scarf] Put it into a U shape.




Because I can, a lot of things in my life, [yes even tying scarves], can lead to stories- fiction or true. So to help me explain to you this tutorial, I'll be making it a story.


"Once Upon a Time, in ScarfAway Land, "



{Set the scarf into a Smiley Face shape.}


"There lived to scarf ends, named Cleo{Left} and Patrick{Right}."



{Cross both scarf ends. Make sure to not make the circle to small but not too big either.}

"One day, Patrick had to leave to the Lower Mainland of ScarfAway Land! Both he and Cleo cried pitifully, for they were to be parted."


{Cross Top Right Scarf End (Patrick) to Lower Left.}


"Then, much to their happiness, it was decided that Cleo was to join Patrick in the Lower Mainlands!"



{Cross Top Left End to Lower Right.}



There they lived Happily Ever After!

The End

{Of the Story.}



{Now, pull the "Cleo" end underneath the circle of the scarf, as in the picture.

Lift the scarf and place your head through the circle!}


{Wear It!}


Reasons I love this method of scarf tying:


  • If you [or any little hands] pull on the ends, you won't choke.
  • It makes my loowwnnng scarf, a joy to wear and not a nuisance.
  • It's prettay!!
  • I can sit, jump, run, be active, and it won't come undone. Yet when I want it off, I just have to slip it off.

Try it sometime, and tell me how it goes!


P.S. Click Here for the original post. You might understand more from their tutorial. 



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