In most cases, bandanas consist of large pieces of cotton material. To create a fashionable bandana, the designers often take the basics and twist the norm. This could be the style and/or the material. If you want to create a new, yet practical look, grab a piece of silk and use it to make a bandana. This incongruous combination of fabric and style makes it very noticeable.
The traditional place to wear a bandana is around the neck. It can be pulled up to cover the head or placed around the forehead. You can replicate each type by starting with the basics – a single square silk scarf. You then fold it in half slantways. If you want to start off easy, create a headband. Do so by simply rolling the fabric from the bottom corner upwards into a tube-like length of material. Place it around your forehead tying it into place at the back or side with a sturdy knot.
You can also create a variety of looks if you decide to wear it around your neck. Folding it lengthwise or to form a triangle may be necessary for some styles. If you decide upon a triangle, simply place it in front. You then tie the material at the back. Alternatively, you can cross the right and left pints of the fabric at the back, bring them forward and tie off.
Since Johnny Depp strode the screen as Captain Jack, the popularity of the pirate, biker or skull cap style has increased. To obtain this favorite effect, you begin by folding the square silk fabric in half transversely. Next you position the longer edge over the top of your forehead drawing both the left and right points to the back to tie firmly beneath the hair. The knot may be tied either above or below the fabric trailing down the back. If you want to emphasize the feminine, leave the knotted ends loose. They will then trail down your back. If this is not your preference, simply tuck them out of sight.