How to Tie a Bandana for a Cowgirl

By Simon Green

A bandana is a strip of cloth worn around the head, neck or wrist and was designed to absorb sweat. Today they are more of a fashion accessory, but are still used in the traditional manner by ranchers and are a common part of costumes. A cowgirl's bandana is not tied any differently to a cowboy's version, but the fabric tends to be more feminine and worn exclusively around the neck.

A cowgirl's bandana is tied in the same way as a cowboy's.

Scarf Slide

Step 1

Unfold the bandana out full and fold in half to make a triangle.

Step 2

Place the folded bandana across your shoulders so the main point of the triangle is on your back and the two other points hang in front over the shoulders.

Step 3

Insert the two points into the scarf slide through the loop ensuring the decorative side is facing out.

Step 4

Adjust the scarf slide so it is comfortably around the neck.

Bandana Knot

Step 5

Lay the bandana out and fold it into a triangle.

Step 6

Arrange the bandana around your neck so the main point is in front pointing down and the other two points are over the shoulders facing backwards.

Step 7

Cross the two points over each other behind the neck and bring back in front over the main point.

Step 8

Tie a square knot using the two crossed-over points in front of the main point and adjust so the bandana is securely around the neck.