How to Tie a Headscarf in the Dutch Crown Style

by Contributing Writer

The Dutch crown is a simple, yet elegant way to tie a headscarf that is also more secure than other ties. It’s the perfect accessory to cover your hair for longer functions because it's less likely to fall before you’re ready to untie it.

Step 1

First, lay the rectangular scarf evenly over the middle of your head, allowing the ends of the scarf to fall over your shoulders at even lengths.

Step 2

Gently twist the two hanging ends of the scarf as you hold them between your fingers so the twist doesn’t fall out.

Step 3

Now bring both ends forward over the top of your head, creating a band and tie them once, just above your hairline.

Step 4

Tuck the two tails of the scarf over and under the band you created, alternately.

Step 5

Tuck the two ends securely into the band.


  • This style works best with a lighter fabric, like silk. Because most of the weight of the scarf is wrapped around the head, you don’t want a heavier scarf such as velvet which may be uncomfortable or too warm.

Photo Credits

  • Tznius