All Things Wild Rags!

Wild rags have been a hot commodity for years. If you’ve ever watched a western movie, you’re sure to find every cowboy on the screen wearing one, even John Wayne!

They’re great for many different uses, but mainly to provide warmth and protection from the outdoor elements. Cowboys and cowgirls are known to wear them for both work and going out. They’re easy to pair with any outfit, year round.

Wild rags can be tied or worn with a scarf slide to hold it in place. The fun thing about wild rags is that you can make them your own and tie them however you like! While there is no wrong way to tie a knot, there is one common rule when wearing your wild rag: wear it with confidence!

Below are a few different ways to tie a wild rag with step by step instructions so you can rock yours too!

Basic Square Knot

  1. Fold the wild rag into a triangle
  2. Place the pointed part in front of your stomach and wrap the tails around your neck
  3. Crisscross the tails in the back and bring them to the front where they are even in length
  4. Tie the tails starting with right over left, then left over right
  5. Adjust the tail ends as needed

 

 

Windsor Tie Knot

  1. Fold the wild rag into a triangle
  2. Grab the tail ends and roll them a little bit to take out some of the extra material
  3. Wrap the tails around your neck, crisscross them, then bring to the front (offset the tails so they are not even because at the end, they will end up even)
  4. Take the longer tail and wrap it around the shorter tail (go over and around twice)
  5. Go up through the center and back down through that loop
  6. Pull downwards for a nice tie knot!

Buckaroo Knot

  1. Fold the wild rag into a triangle (if you want, roll them to take out some of the extra material)
  2. Wrap the tails around your neck, crisscross them, then bring to the front
  3. Make a “pistol” shape with your left hand
  4. Wrap the left tail of the wild rag over your first 2 fingers once then lock it down with your thumb and ring finger so you have 2 loops (make sure the short tail is to the inside)
  5. Take the right tail and tuck it through the first loop of material on your fingers, then go over your hand/thumb and around the backside or underneath your hand
  6. Take it over your hand again and tuck it through the second loop of material on your fingers
  7. Take your fingers out and grab the tail ends
  8. Pull downwards on both tails to square it up

 

 

By: Kenna

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