26 Jul How to Tie a Buckaroo Knot
A wild rag is a western scarf worn around the neck by cowboys and cowgirls alike. The historic function of this scarf worn by cowboys was for protection from the elements. In the cold and wind, it protects and helps to keep warm. In the sun and heat, it keeps the sun off a cowboy or cowgirl’s neck and can be wetted to help keep cool. Today, the wild rag is both functional and fashionable in the western world.
There is more than one way to wear a wild rag but a popular favorite is to tie it with a Buckaroo Knot, also known as a Four Square Knot. Watch the “how-to” video then follow the step-by-step guide below to learn how to tie a Buckaroo Knot.
Variation: You can also start this by placing the “v” of the triangle on your chest and wrapping the tails around behind your neck and back to the front again. This is best in cold weather as it helps to keep your neck warm and protected from the wind.