12 Ways To Wear A Blanket Scarf – A Complete Guide

Written by Pratima Ati

We know all there is to know about scarves, don’t we? Hang on! Do you know what a blanket scarf is? Do you know how to wear a blanket scarf? If yes, do you know there are a million and more ways to tie this? Okay, I know, a million might be a stretch, but you get the drill, don’t you? Most of my friends gave a blank stare when asked about this blanket scarf, and some of them are fashionistas, mind you. I also didn’t pay too much attention to this until recently, and suddenly, I’m obsessing over it – more than ever. And, that’s why the article. Even though there’s no right or wrong way to drape a blanket scarf, there are some that are more popular, stylish, and happening than the others.

Ready? Here is a step by step pictorial guide that makes it easier than ever.

How To Wear A Blanket Scarf – A Step By Step Guide

1. The Cape Style

Capes are everywhere, and we can never get enough of them. Just wear a tank top on a hot summer afternoon and use a flimsy blanket scarf like a cape. It protects you from the sun, and looks stylish too!


How to wear a blanket scarf - The Cape Style
  • Fold the shawl into a triangle.
  • Put it over your shoulders.
  • Let it hang, just like a cape.
  • Final Look

2. The Bandana

Bandanas are evergreen, so here’s just another reason to flaunt it.

How to wear a blanket scarf - The Bandana
  • Fold the scarf into a triangle.
  • Take both the ends from the front and loop them at the nape of your neck, like a bib.
  • Tuck the ends into the scarf to get a bandana-like look.
  • Final Look

3. The Standard

A scarf pops your outfit like no other, so just wear it with a simple jacket, top or sweater, and let the scarf do the talking.


How to wear a blanket scarf - The Standard
  • Gather the scarf and make it as thin or thick as you want.
  • Wrap it like a regular scarf, with equal length on both sides.
  • Let the ends hang loose.
  • Final Look

4. The Pull-Through

Nothing works better than a pull through for winters or fall.


How to wear a blanket scarf - The Pull-Through

5. The Big Triangle

Not comfortable with deep or halter necks, but like the way that cute top looks? Big triangle to your rescue. Works as an accessory and serves the purpose of protecting your modesty too.


How to wear a blanket scarf - The Big Triangle
  • Gather the scarf, lengthwise.
  • Fold it into half, and put it around your neck.
  • Pull the loose-ended side of the scarf through the loop end.
  • Secure it tight at the neck.
  • Final Look

6. Poncho With A Belt

For the love of ponchos, do it, and take your look to a whole new level.


How to wear a blanket scarf - Poncho With A Belt
  • Fold the scarf as shown.
  • Drape it over your shoulder.
  • Cinch it at the waist with a belt.
  • Final Look

7. Hoodie Style

Forgot to carry your snow cap? Don’t worry! Try this hoodie-style scarf and look super cute.


How to wear a blanket scarf - Hoodie Style
  • Fold the scarf as shown.
  • Wrap it around your shoulder.
  • Bring it over your head and secure it, to make it look like a hoodie.

8. Single Knot

Tie your scarf into a quick single knot style – simple and stylish. Leaves people wondering… what is making you look so cool?!


How to wear a blanket scarf - Single Knot
  • Gather the scarf lengthwise.
  • Wrap it around your neck.
  • Cross one end over the other.
  • Loop it into a knot.
  • Final Look

9. The Half Cape

Like I said, can never get enough of capes. So, play around in as many ways as you can.


How to wear a blanket scarf - The Half Cape
  • Fold the scarf as shown.
  • Wrap it around your shoulders.
  • Secure one end of the scarf to the other side.
  • Let the other end hang like a cape.

10. Half-Tied

Come winter, a scarf almost becomes a part of your body. You have to use it every single day, and the same old style can make it seem boring. So, for those gloomy days, here’s a style to cheer you up.


How to wear a blanket scarf - Half-Tied
  • Fold the scarf as shown.
  • From left to right, wrap the scarf around the neck and bring the ends to the front.
  • Bring the ends above the triangle formed at the front and tie them loosely.
  • Final Look

11. The Shawl

This is no news to us, just throw it on and go for a long walk on a cold winter morning – looking chic and dapper, of course!


How to wear a blanket scarf - The Shawl
  • Unfold the scarf. Wrap it around like a shawl.

12. Off-shoulder Wrap

Off-shoulders are everywhere – quite literally! Here’s another way to wear an off-shoulder!


How to wear a blanket scarf - Off-shoulder Wrap
  • Fold the scarf as shown.
  • Wrap it around your shoulders. Pull it down over your arms.
  • Tie it at the center, just like an off-shoulder.
  • Final Look

You can never get enough of these, and honestly, there’s no limit to the number of ways you can drape the scarf. Raise the bar, stretch those boundaries, and have fun while at it. What is your go-to style? Did we miss something on how to wear a blanket scarf that you swear by? Let us know by leaving a message in the comment section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a blanket scarf?

Blanket scarves are nothing but a larger version of your regular scarves, except these are much more versatile. They keep you warm in winters, cozy in fall, and stylish all the time.

How is it different from a regular scarf?

Regular scarves are used to spruce up your outfit, like the silk, linen, and chiffon ones. While the woolen scarves are used to keep your throat warm in winters, there’s so much more a blanket scarf can do. You can curl up in it and instantly feel the warmth.

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After working in Marketing and Business Development for a few years, Pratima Ati jumped ship to pursue two things she loved – fashion and writing. She’s now a full-time Fashion & Lifestyle writer and has never looked back ever since. She sleeps early, reads often, and when she can't, she finally gives a closure to all the characters living in her drafts. Sometimes, they pass off as poetry too! That, and her training in Indian classical music and playing (learning) the veena keep her sane, civil, and bearable.