In recent years, the Oriental style has gained enormous popularity. Fashionable clothing, accessories and headwear emphasize the beauty and mysterious depth of Muslim culture. And one of the most striking accents in the image of the inhabitants of the East is the turban – a small rounded cap, which is a popular headdress for men and women.
The turban has been an essential part of oriental man’s wardrobe for centuries, and today it retains its leadership position in the rating of stylish and fashionable headwear. Arabian sheikhs, imams and other representatives of the nobility wear the turban for official events, religious or national holidays. It symbolizes the sophistication and centuries-old depth of Muslim culture.
In the past, the turban had only a protective function, guarding against cold, wind, sand, and the scorching desert sun. However, today’s fashionable women have turned it into a luxurious accessory.
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Varieties Of Turbans
Knitted turban hat requires an extremely careful attitude to the choice of closet. There are several varieties of this hat, each of which is recommended to wear with clothes in a particular style.
Knitted turban has many advantages over other headgear:
- combines with clothes of different styles;
- plays the role of a fashionable and bright accessory;
- It helps to cover up a lack of styling or a bad hair style.
A turban made of knit or yarn is suitable for fashionistas of any age: both young girls and older ladies. Depending on the material used to sew the headgear, it can be applied at any time of the year.
There are the following varieties of turban:
- futa was an everyday cap worn by ordinary city dwellers, artisans, peasants, and other poor people;
- The dastor is an exclusive item of expensive fabrics, supplemented with jewelry, intended for rulers of the state and the highest nobility;
- Imams and other representatives of the clergy were allowed to use it by sheikhs.
When choosing a turban it is necessary to take into account several key rules that will help you to emphasize all the advantages of appearance and disguise minor flaws:
- A face with a triangular shape – girls with such a face can safely choose absolutely any model of a turban hat, because it visually makes the contour of the face more elongated and harmonious;
- A square face – to smooth it out and soften, it is better to choose voluminous styles of soft fabrics with relief draperies;
- Round face – girls who want to extend a round face visually are advised to pay attention to the turban oblong shape, without an abundance of folds and draperies;
- elongated, thin face – a small rounded headdress, reaching the line of the eyebrows and not having horizontal braids or stripes will help to camouflage the flaw;
- Oval face – these lucky women are unspeakably lucky, because they can choose any headdress shape.
Yarn models focus on the winter months, knit and cotton models on the fall or spring months. The dressy silk or satin pieces are designed for various festive occasions.
The classic turban is an accessory for a restrained and laconic image. Originally, this headdress belonged to men and was a narrow, long piece of fabric, which was used to wrap it around the head.
Over the skullcap, Muslim women often wore a turban, but in India, the turban was worn directly on the uncovered head. Turbans of eastern nations differ significantly depending on the colour, size, fabric used and variations in how they are tied.
For the convenience and comfort of modern fashionistas, hats were created that visually resemble a turban, but do not require a rather complicated and time-consuming tying. You can knit a stylish hat at home thanks to numerous patterns for a turban.
Eastern headdresses are stylish additions to clothes and indicate a person’s social status. The model of the turban may differ even within the same country. For example, among the inhabitants of the East, the most popular and widespread turban is white.
If a Muslim has visited Mecca, his family belongs to a noble family, or he is the descendant of the Prophet, a black or green turban may be worn. Fans of oriental fashion have revealed that there are more than a thousand ways to tie a turban, each of which is used in certain situations.
Knitted turban, photos of which can be found on the expanses of specialized sites on the Internet, is ideal for women in the first cold days. It replaces the usual headgear, keeping you comfortable and warm.
It is possible to make a turban in the form of a headband yourself, using almost any thread and knitting techniques you like. Before that, it is necessary to determine the width of the headdress and the number of necessary loops. Then, using circular needles to knit a canvas of a certain length in a circle. Then the loops are closed, the headband is twisted in the middle, the ends of the cloth are connected with a hook or needle.
Knitted turban hat became very popular in the post-war years. Many women from the East and Europe used this headdress in their closet, considering it an attribute of Arabian luxury and wealth.
The most popular colours are black, white, emerald, purple, pink, milk, and peach. Shades of fuchsia and marsala have become extremely popular among fashionistas in recent years. They suit almost everyone, they are in harmony with other colours, emphasizing the freshness and femininity of the owner of a hat.
Ways To Knit A Turban Hat
Before sewing a turban with your own hands, you must decide on the material. For the cold season, wool and mohair are most suitable. For the summer months and the off-season it is better to choose knitwear, cotton and polyester. These materials are lightweight and unpretentious in care, they provide long-lasting wear and look fashionable and modern.
If the headdress pattern involves using lightweight materials, it is recommended to make a base of denser and more voluminous threads. This will help the hat to hold a beautiful shape. Such a frame is best made by shawl knitting.
One of the most popular and stylish options for knitting a turban is the method called “English elastic”. It requires about 200 grams of yarn and knitting needles, the thickness of which is indicated on the label with the yarn.
The basic steps of knitting an “English Garter Stitch”:
- It is necessary to dial a multiple of 4 stitches (not forgetting the 2 endings).
- The English rubber band is repeated every 2 rows.
- The first row consists of three left and one right stitch.
- The second row is 2 front stitches and 1 back stitch.
- The ends of the finished knit should be crossed, pulled back and attached to the rest of the fabric in any convenient way.
Before you begin to make your own headdress in the form of a turban, you must take into account several key factors: the period of the year for which it will be designed, the volume of the head and the corresponding size of the knitted product, as well as the exact number of loops needed. This is done very simply: the measured volume of the head should be divided in half – the result corresponds to the width of the cap.
Creating the turban from a scarf is a great solution for all fans of oriental style who don’t have a turban in their closet. How to make oriental headwear from a scarf:
- You should cover your hair with a scarf.
- Its ends should be placed on the back.
- The ends of the scarf should be tied with a knot.
- Next, twist them separately and fix them on your forehead.
- Make a nice, neat knot over your forehead.
If desired, the scarf turban, created by your own hands, can be decorated with a stylish buckle or brooch. This will make the headpiece even more original and festive.
You can knit a scarf turban yourself. For this you will need 2 skeins of thick yarn and pairs of needles, on which you should dial an even number of loops. Further scheme of making a headdress:
- The first row – 1 edge, 4 left, 4 wrong stitches, the final – the edge.
- The second row and all subsequent ones are repeated according to the selected pattern.
The process should continue depending on the size of the headpiece. The product should then be connected together to form a ring, by turning the crossed parts of the fabric to the side of the forehead, and sewing them with another knitted fabric.
An effective alternative to the scarf is a handkerchief: choosing models of rectangular shape is advisable, because it is quite difficult to form a turban out of square products. A creative option is to use two scarves of bright colours or models made in similar shades of the same colour scheme.
Knitting with additions
The knitting of turban hats depends on the type of headwear. Classic and oriental hats, as well as the retro-style model, differ in the relief of folds, decorative elements, and the way the front part of the product is wrapped.
To knit with added loops, use fine needles, and yarn appropriate to the chosen time of year and style of the product.
Scheme of making for 12 loops:
- The first row is a front stitch.
- The second one is a wrong stitch.
- The third – one left and one right stitch.
- The fourth and subsequent even-numbered rows – in the pattern.
- Fifth row – 1 to the left and 2 left stitches should be crossed to the right side, not removing from the needle, the second loop of the right behind the back wall, the first for the front wall to put on the second spokes.
The product rhapsody should be repeated every 8-10 rows, that is, at a distance of about 4-5 cm. After that, you need to start adding stitches – this should be done in each front row, directly between the crossed stitches. You must add 5 stitches at a time.
In the end, to make an oriental turban hat, you need to do 28 rows, then make the headpiece without adding more stitches. You should now proceed to the reduction, maketing 2 stitches in each row on the wrong side, placed between the crossed ones, after making the hat another 5 cm. It is recommended to make the remaining 4 cm according to the pattern. You can close the maketing in any way you like.
Before you knit a puffy turban at home, you need to prepare all the necessary materials. For this you will need:
- melange yarn Capriola – 100 g;
- melange yarn Barocco;
- hook #8-9;
- needles #10.
A volumimetric turban is made by a pattern of alternating loops, one of which is the front and the other the back, as well as shifting the pattern in each row. The process of knitting the turban: you should use Capriola thread to gather 10 loops, and then begin the process of making a pearl pattern.
At about 15 cm you have to sew 2 stitches at the beginning of each row in the front, closing the last 2 stitches. Create the side parts as follows: with Capriola thread, take 6 stitches and knit in a pearl pattern, then add 6 stitches in every second row.
After about 18 rows have been tied on the sides, you should sew 2 stitches at the beginning of each row instead of the last 2 stitches. This will close the last two stitches.
In the end of the work oblique closed and straight side parts should be tied with Barocco yarns by hook, and then sew all the parts of the wreath together.
Patterns Of Knitting A Turban Hat
Before choosing the pattern of a fashionable headdress, it is necessary to get acquainted with the most popular and popular knitting techniques. These include:
- The voluminous rubber band 2×2;
- pearl pattern.
Headdresses in the form of a turban are decorated with elements of openwork patterns, volumetric braids, large, relief braids.
Winter and fall models are most often made of thick, warm yarn. This material is usually used in conjunction with circular needles #5 or #6. For autumn or summer turbans light yarn, silk and other flying materials are preferred. It is advisable for them to use thinner needles when sewing. Products under #2,3 or 4 are the best options.
How To Wear A Turban Hat
The turban hat is distinguished by its original, rounded and voluminous shape, which emphasizes women’s sophistication and men’s confidence. Famous fashion designers advise women to wear knitted headwear with classic suits, strict, reserved coats, fur coats, laconic jackets or vests. A combination of oriental turban and jacket or tuxedo in a man’s style, as well as a luxurious fur vest.
The asian-styled headpiece looks elegant and unusual with a short, light dress of flying material and the classic “box” design. Business image can be completed with an elegant jacket or cardigan.
Fans of the epatage wear a knitted, silk or knitted turban with a T-shirt, ripped jeans in the “boyfriend” style, as well as lightweight ballet flats. On a chilly day a leather suede jacket will be an excellent addition. Original headwear will bring a touch of oriental femininity and sophistication to a practical and comfortable casual image.
The turban will become a luxurious “highlight” of the evening look, harmoniously combining with smart dresses and pantsuits. It will emphasize the solemnity and romanticism of the style. A woman’s cap turban is made of expensive fabric, and lavishly decorated with embroidery, beads, and precious or semiprecious stones.
If a girl chooses an evening turban, decorated with decorative elements, it is necessary to refuse various accessories and jewelry. Such a headdress is a bright, independent decoration, so the image does not need additional accessories – it will overwhelm the image.
When wearing a turban, special attention should be paid to the choice of shoes. The turban is beautifully combined with shoes with high or medium heels, emphasizing the femininity and sophistication of a fashionable woman. However, stylists categorically warn against wearing this headdress with sports clothes, such as sneakers, sneakers, or loafers, as they will make the overall image look unbalanced.