How to Tie a Tube Scarf

by Jeanne Paglio ; Updated September 28, 2017

Learn different ways to tie a tube scarf.

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Tube scarves come in knitted form or are made from fabric, and they make wonderful accessories for any outfit. There are a variety of ways to tie them, which allows you to use them to keep your neck and chest warm or to simply make a fashion statement. Whether you knot or loop and slide the scarf, you will want to try different methods. Some tube scarves are straight and long, while others are connected in a round style. Either way, they can be tied.

Items you will need

  • Tube scarf
  • Mirror

Straight Tube Tying—Loop and Slide

Step 1

Lay the tube scarf out straight on a flat surface. Fold it in half binging the two ends together.

Step 2

Pick the folded scarf up and while facing a mirror, place it around your neck with the folded loop end on one side of of your chest and the two loose ends on the other side of your chest.

Step 3

Slide the two loose ends through the loop and pull them down until the scarf sits where you want it. This loop-and-slide method can be used to make the scarf tighter or looser.

Step 4

Create a different knot by removing the scarf and wrapping it lengthwise around your neck. Pull the two loose ends together and grasp the center of the scarf. Wrap the two lengths around your hand forming a loop, tuck the loose ends through the loop and tuck them through.

Step 5

Pull the loose ends down through the loop and tighten the knot or leave it loose to show off the tube scarf.

Connected Tube Scarf Tying

Step 1

Place the open scarf around your neck and let it hang down the front of your torso.

Step 2

Gather the scarf just above the center of the length. Wrap the gather around your hand.

Step 3

Bring the remaining gathered scarf through the loop that you wrapped around your hand and pull it through. Tighten it slightly and fluff the remaining ends of the scarf so it becomes full.


  • Try the knot process with the scarf on the flat surface to see how it looks before trying it in front of a mirror.


  • "Sensational Scarfs"; Carol Straley; 1996

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About the Author

As an author and instructor in the arts, Jeanne Paglio has been writing since 2001 and has been an artist for over 25 years. Her articles have appeared in "Painting Magazine," "Quick & Easy Painting," and "The Decorative Painter." Paglio studied art and design at Rhode Island School of Design.