DIY Knotted Turban

The turban headband/scarf trend is still everywhere right now. I’m not complaining, it’s one of my favorite looks! They are perfect for those days when the top of your bangs are getting oily but the rest of your hair still looks fabulous (that happens to you too right?). They look great with your hair up or down, straight or wavy! I looked for one at a few stores recently but I couldn’t find one that I liked—most of them were flimsy and just looked like a little silky puff on top of my head. So, I took matters into my own hands and just made one! It was so quick and easy to make, but the best part was it cost me less than $2! And now I have them in all my favorite colors and prints, for a fraction of the price.

Check out how to make a DIY knotted turban below :

  • DIY Knotted Turban 1 of 10

    Click through for all the steps!

  • Supplies 2 of 10

    The finished product! Ready to get started??

    You'll need:

    1/4 Yard Jersey Fabric* (I used a heather peach jersey from Girl Charlee)


    and your hands! 

    *You could also use an old t-shirt

  • Measure 3 of 10

    Measure the circumference of your head (Mine was about 22")

  • Cut 4 of 10

    Take your head measurement and add 6 inches, for me that was 28 inches (22" + 6")

    Then cut a long rectangle using your measurements from above x 4.5 inches wide (So again mine was 28" x 4.5") 

    You'll want to cut through both layers of fabric, depending on how thin your fabric is. If you choose a thicker fabric, you'll just need one layer. 

  • Find center 5 of 10

    Wrap your freshly cut piece around your head, making sure the middle of the fabric is centered in the back of your head.

  • Tie knot 6 of 10

    Cross the ends tightly over each other and tie a loose knot. 

  • Check your knot 7 of 10

    Time to check your knot! Sometimes I tie it a little wonky and I'll re-do it. A good looking knot is key! 

  • Tuck in ends 8 of 10

    Neatly tuck in the extra bit of fabric on each side, like so! If your end pieces are too long you'll want to trim them. 2-3" is the perfect length.

  • Fluff out 9 of 10

    This last step is important! You'll want to fluff out the curves of the knot. I like my knot to be on the larger side, so I spread the fabric out as much as I can while still maintaining the knot. 

  • All done! 10 of 10

    And voila! Was that easy or what? Now repeat in all your favorite colors! 

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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