How To Make Skull Caps with a Bandana

Every now and then, you will find yourself with a head of hair that does not cooperate no matter how much product and styling aid you put in. When these bad hair days come in, the best thing to do is to simply cover your hair with a skull cap. Skull caps can be made by using a bandana, which is basically a large handkerchief. You can wear your skull cap to hid your bad hair day, or simply as a fashion statement. Here’s how.

  • Find the bandana. Begin by looking for a bandana that will go along with your appearance. Bandanas today are no longer just blank sheets of fabric. They come with various designs, ranging from solid colors to prints. If you want to look like a gangster, for instance, you can use bandanas that have street designs, graffiti, and tribal designs.
  • Fold. First of all, you need to take your bandana and place it flat on a table. Next, one edge of the bandana and fold it over to the opposing edge. This means that you will be folding your bandana in a diagonal manner. There should, however, be a distance of around four to six inches between the folded ends of the bandana, so that all of the corners of the bandana are showing through. This will allow you to wear the bandana with much more ease.
  • Wrap. Now that the bandana has been folded properly, the next step is to place it in your head. Your forehead should be covered by the longest edge of the bandana, and the bandana should be centered on your head. Take the two longest ends of the bandanna and tie at behind your back. You can use just about any type of tie, but the square knot is best because it is simple to make and is inconspicuous, so that there will be bulging knots at the back of your head. Repeat the same knot on the other two remaining edges of the bandana. Make sure that the bandana is wrapped fairly tight around your head. It should not be so tight that you feel pain, but remember, the skull cap is supposed to show off the outline of your skull so that the bandana does need to be tied up fairly tight.
  • Tuck. Now that you have finished knotting the edges of the bandana together, take the edges of the bandana at and push them into the seams of the bandana. This way, you will be able to tuck in the loose flaps from the bandana to better show off your skull and make your skull cap look neat and clean.

During the middle of the day, it is possible that the skull cap will loosen up. When this happens, simply take the ends on the square not and use it to tighten the skull cap back again. With these steps, you should be able to easily make your own skull cap using whatever bandana you have lying around the house.


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