7 Cottagecore Bandana Styles That Are Super-Easy to Do

Yulia Astrea
by Yulia Astrea
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I want to show you some of my favorite ways to wear bandanas to achieve that cottagecore hair look! These cottagecore hairstyles I’ll be showing you are easy to do, and so are the bandana knots around your neck! Let’s start.

Tools and materials:

  • Assorted bandanas
  • Hair tie
  • Straw hat
How to make a bandana knot headband

1. Bandana knot headband

The first way to wear a bandana is as a headband. This bandana knot headband is one of my favorite looks! Start by folding in the corner and continue all the way down until you have created a long strip. 

Bandana knot headband

When you’re done folding, put it underneath your hair and pull the ends up to the top of your head. Then, tie a simple knot. 

Tying the bandana knot headband

Ensure it's not too tight or too loose; otherwise it will slip. 

Bandana knot headband look

You’re all done! This bandana top knot headband is super easy and cute. 

How to do a Babushka bandana style

2. Babushka bandana style

I’ll be using my favorite silk bandana for this next look. I like to call it the “Babushka” look. Simply fold it in half and pull the long side over on your head. 

Tying the Babushka bandana style

Then, tie a simple bandana knot underneath your chin. 

Babushka bandana style from the back

Babushka bandana style

This is great if you’re driving in the car, as it prevents your hair from flying everywhere. It’s just so simple and easy to do. 

How to tie a bandana

3. Classic bandana look

The next cottage-core hairstyle is pretty similar to the last look. Pull the bandana over top and tie them to the back instead of tying the ends in front. 

Classic bandana look

Classic bandana look from the back

This is my favorite one for keeping the sun off the top of your head to prevent sunburns. I think it’s really cute and I love wearing it. 

Wearing a bandana around the neck

4. Boy Scout bandana look

The next look isn't really to do with hair; it's kind of a boy scout look, and you’ll need a larger bandana for this one. All you need to do is keep your bandana folded in a triangle and put it around your neck. 

Boy Scout bandana look

Then, tie a simple knot in front. 

Boy Scout bandana look from the side

This is great to add to a plain t-shirt for a little more jazz! 

Long bandana or scarf

5. Bandana as a necktie

This next one works best with a long and straight bandana. Simply fold it in half and tie it around your neck. 

Bandana as a necktie

Take one end and pull it through the loop on the other side. 

Tying the bandana around the neck

Once it’s through the loop, tie a simple knot through the other end. 

Bandana necktie look

That’s it! It looks complicated, but it’s actually super simple! 

How to do a bandana ponytail

6. Bandana ponytail

I’ll use a silk bandana for this cottage-core hairstyle, but you can also use cotton. The first thing you do is put your hair up in a ponytail. 

Tying a bandana around a ponytail

Bandana ponytail

Once it’s up, tie your bandana around your ponytail, and that’s all you’ve got to do! 

Tip: If you want, you can try this without an elastic, but I find it much easier with one. 

Bandana ponytail from the back

Bandana ponytail from the side

This adds a little something unique to a simple ponytail look. 

Rolling a bandana

7. Bandana on a hat

This next one works with any straw hat. Take a bandana that matches your outfit and roll it into a spin strip. 

Cottagecore bandana styles

Then, tie it on top of your straw hat with a simple bandana knot, and you’re all set! This works best on a hat that doesn’t have any decoration or hardware on it; it just adds a little something special for you! 

Cottagecore bandana styles

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on cottagecore bandana hairstyles. Let me know which was your favorite in the comments below. Thanks for joining!

Suggested materials:
  • Assorted bandanas
  • Hair tie
  • Straw hat

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