Turbans are a type of millenary worn for centuries across amongst members of different religions and cultures. A turban hat became popular in the 1940’s. According to an advertisement, in the 1940’s the hat was rationed, making the turban a more assessable and affordable way to create a new hat.
Personally I wear them on primarily windy days when I’ll be outside. Since my hair is going to get messed up from the wind anyways, this is a great way to cover my hair. Other times I wear them is if I don’t want to do my hair, or if I haven’t washed it in a while and I want to cover it up. There is also a way to tie them to cover your curls while they are setting.
The advantages to a turban hat are:
- cheap and stylish
- you can wash it if it gets dirty.
- you can make them as dramatic or subtle as you want
- easily decorate them with pins and broaches
- You may have to practice getting them to look good
- It takes a bit of creativity to come up with new designs (only a disadvantage if you are unsure where to start or finish)
All you need now to get started is a scarf or pashmina. Creating a turban doesn’t have to be complicated. There are simple designs and more complex ones. Here are 3 of my favourite easy designs.
This is my Go To Turban Hat
Simple and classic
For how to on my favourite turban hats, check out my video tutorial: