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Land Girl Bandana Tutorial - or How To Cover Your Curlers

Since writing this blog post, I have also made a video tutorial showing how to tie a bandana land girl style.


This morning I posted a link to the Rockalily Facebook Page to show a photo of me (rather sleepily) wearing Rockalily Lipstick about to head out.

Someone mentioned that they'd love to be able to wear a scarf in this style, so I said I would do a tutorial for them when I got home. Fast forward to the evening and here I am, doing a quick tutorial.


I would describe the style as Land Girl inspired, vintage-esque and also Rockabilly I guess.

Today I wore it this way as I have curlers in, but I also wear it in the more standard way too. I love my bandanas!

So here is my attempt at a tutorial.




Start with your bandana folded about three-quarters of the way in half. I have bandanas in basically every colour, and they stretch a bit - you can see this one doesn't fold in half perfectly anymore, but I hope you can see what I mean, it isn't folded in half, but about 3/4s of the way.

The folded side of the bandana is going to go along your neck, so the pointy bit comes over your forehead.

You can see I still have my curlers in! They are preparation for a meeting tomorrow!

Bring both of the ends together, making sure that middle point is underneath.





Tie the two ends together in a knot, making sure that third point is still pointing out over your forehead.



Now, get that middle point, fold it over the knot you just tied, and then re-tie a knot, holding the pointy bit down (and back).






You may well have two gaps, you can neaten these up by tucking the bandana down, so you end up with a smooth surface.





Ta Dah!


If you find it useful, please let me know! (Leave a comment, Tweet me @ReeReeRockette, or visit


This tutorial is quite old now, but I have also blogged about wearing a bandana the rockabilly way and about what happens at the back of a bandana.

You can buy a bandana from me!

Reader Comments (8)

I've always wondered... however, love the final picture!

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterFran

Love the last pic! :)

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterAymi

Wow... your hair is back to black now. What happend with the pink?

January 17 | Unregistered Commentersunshishi

The pink was too much work to maintain! Always had roots. Now its a dark purple.

February 6 | Unregistered CommenterReeRee Rockette

I'll have to try this!

March 3 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

I've always wondered just how to pull it off- didn't occur to me the trick was in not having the edges lined up! lol

March 30 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

THANK YOU! I have been attempting this for years but it's never looked good until I tried your tutorial! Great way to look cute while being lazy!

May 31 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

I love this tutorial and im so happy and excited i found this. I have been wanting to try this out for the longest time and i kept messing around with the bandana but i could not figure this out. I am so trying this out as soon as possible. I found this VERY useful.

June 20 | Unregistered CommenterVedette
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