How to Make Al-Amira Style Hijabs

By Alane Michaelson

An Al-Amira hijab is also known as the "princess scarf" and is a traditional item of clothing for a Muslim woman. The hijab covers the woman's hair and neck, which is part of the Islam belief in modesty. The Al-Amira hijab is a simple and easy style to wear, and is practical for a woman at school or work.

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Women have many ways to wear a hijab, and scarves come in many colors and patterns.

Step 1

Fold the scarf about 2 inches from one edge to give you a tidy edge.

Step 2

Wrap the scarf around your head, with the folded edge on your forehead. Tie the scarf in a knot at the back of your head, near the nape of your neck. Leave most of the fabric on one end.

Step 3

Wrap the long end loosely around your neck, and drape the cloth back over the top of your head. This will create a flowing fold on one side of your head, and a second fold farther back on your forehead.

Step 4

Tuck the loose end back through the loop around your neck, and pull the end through the bottom.