How to Make Skull Caps With a Bandana

by Liza Hollis ; Updated September 28, 2017

The bandana skull cap

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Pirates made them a classic. Hulk Hogan has brought them back. Follow this guide to make a skull cap out of your favorite bandana.

Items you will need

  • A bandana
  • A skull
Step 1

Open your bandana and lay it flat.

Step 2

Fold your bandana diagonally, from one corner to the opposite corner.

Step 3

Turn your bandana over, fold side toward you, and press it tightly against your forehead.

Step 4

Gather the other edges at the back of your head, pulling and fitting the bandana to your head as tightly as possible.

Step 5

Grab the edges and tie them into a very tight square knot on the back of your head.


  • Leave the excess material coming out of the knot hanging down, or tuck into the back of your bandana.

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About the Author

Liza Hollis has been writing for print and online publications since 2003. Her work has appeared on various digital properties, including Hollis earned a degree in English Literature from the University of Florida.