Do Rags

Do Rag in US Navy - left

It’s all about practical when you go with a do rag as your choice in head-wear. It keeps you looking good even when your hair doesn’t cooperate with the weather or you know it will be another one of those bad hair days. It protects the bald noggin from sun, foreign substances like paint, and even odd looks and stares. It doesn’t get any easier than just throwing the do rag in the wash along with the rest of the clothes for a fresh, clean look.

Our do rags are uniquely designed to fit like a hat, have a sporty patchwork tail and a headband that feels refreshing on a hot summer day. They are available in three sizes making it possible to get a comfortable fit and coverage to suit your needs. Go for a do rag in a basic solid, simple print, unique batik, eye-catching print or get one with a splash of glitz. We have or will create the perfect do rag to match your outfit, a little something for a quick trip to the store or one that will match your motorcycle to complete the look you really want.

Indexes: Size: Youth L-XL – Adult S | Adult M-XL  | Adult 1XL-3XL | Adult 3XL-5XL, Color: Black, White & Gray | Blue & Green | Orange, Yellow & Brown | Red, Pink & Purple

Available Do Rags

Check out the available do rags below. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please press here to contact Rawls-Riley Creations for assistance.

What Do You Call It? A Do What?

Do rag. You may notice throughout this page the name for our do rag is spelled in a variety of ways. This is because our customers look up this hat style in a variety of spellings; therefore, we use a variety of spellings and names. You may see a do rag referred to as a durag, doo rag, skull cap, cap  or do rag. They are all in reference to the same hat style. No worries about spelling, we know what you mean.

The do rag headwear accessories have been around since the 19 century. In the beginning the do rag headwear was seen most frequently on poor laborers. They were able to hold their hair back as they worked by using a durag. The next boom of the do rag was in the 1930s when they were used to preserve hair styles or hair dos. Get it? Hair do rag. They worked perfectly to keep a stylish hairstyle in place while basic tasks were being performed and while sleeping.

In the 1940s, when hair straightening treatments became available, African American men wore them to help maintain waves and extend the life of professional treatments. Our do rags are often searched for under the name of a skull cap. A skull cap is a small domed hat which covers the back of the neck to the forehead.  This does qualify under our do rag hats when selecting those made of nylon or with a knit construction.

Who would have guessed these small  pieces of cloth from humble beginnings would have grown to be as popular as they have? Today we wear durags for many reasons. They still preserve a hairstyle and they still hold our hair back while doing our tasks but they are also used for fashion reasons.  We see many people wearing these hair accessories strictly because they are comfortable and fashionable.

We have seen many people wearing doo rags through the years. Some very famous people from actors to athletes have been spotted wearing these fashion statement accessories in a variety of colors.  Some people want to match their outfits with their do rag choice while others choose to make their outfits pop with color by choosing a shade of print that  pulls their outfit together by design. After all, there are so many possible solids and patterns to choose from, the options seem limitless.

Follow the fashion trends over the years, and the do rag keeps popping up time after time as it continues to solidify its role as the preferred head-wear of choice for some. In fact, it seems to increase in popularity each year. Perhaps it is due to the reasons we have mentioned. No longer is the simple, bandana looking do rag with its basic design enough to meet the needs of its diverse needs of those who prefer the head-wear style. We offer do rags in traditional materials with different patterns and prints as well as solids and some non-traditional materials like lace. This is great news for everyone that realizes how enjoyable it is to wear this fashion accessory.

If you have been searching for the perfect head gear accessory you need look no farther than a do rag.  They work perfectly for those days we either do not want to do anything with our hair but we need to run errands or for those days our hair is not going to cooperate. We all have those days in particular when it is humid outdoors. They come in a variety of colors and prints so there is always a do rag that will match any outfit.

You May Need a Do Rag

When you dread the duck look a hat bill reminds you of or the close feel anything restricting your field of vision brings? Get the crown coverage without a bill or brim with a do rag.

While motorcycling, bicycling, boating, enjoying a ride with the top down in a convertible, lawn mowing, playing the drums, cleaning the bathroom, woodworking, meat packing, cooking and doing activities that demand your full attention. It will be easier when you are not distracted by wisps of hair getting in your way. Perish the thought about what might get in the wrong place simply because you had to brush of a wisp out of your face. Do rags tame the wisps.

Baldness can draw unwanted stares. Everyone knows it is not polite to stare, but still stare. A do rag, at least, is an interesting difference and might even be a good conversation starter. These do rags come in three sizes, so for more coverage over the ears and the back of the head along the natural hairline go with one size larger.

Scarfs and head wraps are fancy, favorites for ladies who don’t want their hair messed up, but they have no fit. Go with the do rag when it’s tricky to get the scarf folded and tied correctly and slipping and sliding is just so frustrating it doesn’t work for you.

Coloring and treating hair takes money and time. A do rag will protect it from sun and weather damage extending your investment. Really, there is only so much conditioning you can do for your hair, so when you need more, use a do rag.

When work and recreation requires a helmet or hard hat for safety reasons, it is challenging to keep the sprigs of hair contained when they get shoved around every time the darn thing shifts. Put on a do rag first to let the thin layer help you work fret free.

A professional look in the office if hard to project when thinning hair seems to a distracting factor. Tie on an appealing and comfortable do rag and keep work on track.

When 20% of body heat is lost from the head, even a do rag’s thin layer helps on cooler days.

Do Rags Fill the Need

If there is any large group of people who benefit from using do rags, it would have to be bikers. After wearing your helmet for hours you will have the helmet hair that bikers are famous for. To eliminate that look, biker guys and gals are sporting do rags. They solve the problem with style. Well, some motorcycle riders don’t like to wear helmets, but feel keeping the road dust off their head and hair is worth pursuing. Others prefer to avoid the dreaded thought of putting a stinky helmet on their head. Either way, do rags address both issues.

The motorcycle gets dresses up with accessories to make it special to the rider and the way they look when they ride is enhanced with a matching do rag. Packing light is key to a successful long trip. What with rain, wind and other calamities along the journey, having a spare do rag stashed for a refreshing change keeps the miles bearable. We have do rags in lots of colors, prints and materials. Plus, as we make our own do rags, a custom request is possible when you are seeking something special to complete your look.

Cancer fighters wear do rags, too. It is a very difficult time. Particularly for women who find themselves losing their hair while in treatment. Some women use wigs or hats, while others choose to sport a colorful do rag. A durag is a fashionable alternative that you can have fun with and it is a lot lighter than a thick wig. There are so many prints and patterns to choose from when it comes to do rags. There are also solids which work perfectly to accessorize an outfit. While in treatment, cancer patients have many things to consider each day and their loss of hair need not be one of them. A quick do rag solves this issue with style.

Another great use of the do rag is for anyone who participates in sports. It is difficult to have any type of hairstyle when you are an athlete. First, you do not want any interference due to your hair. For that reason many athletes choose very short hairstyles. Second, the minute your hair gets wet it becomes unmanageable in a sporting event. Many athletes, from tennis players to track and field, enjoy the benefits of a do rag. Players and fans love the fact they can match their team colors. There is nothing stronger during sporting events than team colors. Do rags come in so many colors, your sports team colors will surely be available. They are also more comfortable to wear when it is hot outdoors because durags provide breath-ability.

Listen and Learn – Size Matters

Hair Bag in Smoky Black - side

Hair Bag in Smoky Black – side

Larger Size

He came to the Lenexa Spinach Festival and stopped to admire the do rags. There were plenty to choose from, but I could see as he towered next to me that he was definitely not the typical size that those were designed to fit. We talked about his motorcycle and how he would really like to wear a do rag, but he was never able to find one that would fit. I had my materials there for him to select what he would like, if he had a custom one made, but how could he let me know what size would really work? Easy. He tied a string around his head and I put it in the bag with his material. Neal became the first customer to receive the larger Adult 1XL-3XL size do rag. The smoky black that he selected was popular as a do rag and as a hair bag® do rag which is a do rag with a ponytail holder on the back. — Neal F., Lenexa KS Press here to learn more about the hair bag® do rags.

Steve U in Red Black Polka Dot Do Rag

Steve U in Red Black Polka Dot Do Rag

The larger size continues to be sold to those with a larger build because when other do rags are too small they tend to slide up and pop off. It has turned out to be a popular size for the ladies who really prefer to have the tips of their ears covered, too. Press here for the larger Adult 1XL-3XL size do rags.

Do Rag in Pink with Rose Flowers with Flowers on Jeans Fancy Tail

Do Rag in Pink with Rose Flowers with Flowers on Jeans Fancy Tail

Smaller Size

The girl came to Cassoday with her grandpa. She was impressed to see all the ladies with their do rags. When she saw the pink one in the smaller Youth L-XL – Adult S size she could not resist trying it. WOW! It fit and she convinced grandpa it really was the one she needed. She was the first to get the smaller size do rag and she looked so nice in it.

This smaller size is a popular for ladies who have the smaller size head. It was selected recently by a guy at a show who was wearing one that was well worn. He probably would have done fine with the regular size. He shared that he preferred the smaller size because he felt it would not be as likely to fly off when he was motorcycling. Press here for the available smaller Youth L-XL – Adult S size do rags.

Regular Size

Do Rag in Square Flags - right back

Do Rag in Square Flags – right back

Of course, do rags are available in the regular Adult M-XL size and that would be the typical one-size-fits-most size. Press here for the regular Adult M-XL size do rags.

Press here to learn more about selecting a do rag that is a good fit for you or to give as a gift.

The Perfect Do Rag

Getting the perfect looking do rag is all about the material.

Cottons

Do Rag in Navy - front

Do Rag in Navy – front

Do Rag in Black Pirate with Black Tail - Adult - side

Do Rag in Black Pirate with Black Tail – Adult – side

Cotton makes a good do rag because it is comfortably breathable. It is what most do rags are made of and they are frequently either a basic solids or prints. Check out the navy do rag by pressing here for an example of a solid colored do rag. Prints will have a subject matter as shown in the pirate do rag, popular flames and paw prints or may have a geometric design. Popular ones get sold out from time to time and will be remade as possible and upon special request.

Do Rag in Red with Black Polka Dots

Do Rag in Red with Black Polka Dots

The guy came over to check out the do rags with his lady at the Burlington show. He zeroed in on the larger 1XL-3XL size and we talked about the way this one would probably be the most comfortable for him. He looked at the plain navy one, but picked up the red one with the black polka dots. With a smile to her, he happily shared how he thought this was be just perfect for him at the lake. He tried it on and winked as he said he really liked the ladybug look. She gave him the approving nod and it quickly became his. They strolled off arm in arm.  Press here to see the ladybug do rag.

Excelsior Springs Waterfest 2016 - Guy in Patriotic Do Rag

Excelsior Springs Waterfest 2016 – Guy in Patriotic Do Rag

He headed straight for the do rags at the Excelsior Springs Waterfest. After looking them over he went with a do rag in a patriotic print. Good choice with the 4th of July just around the corner.

Amelia Earhart Fest - Do Rag in Oriental Dragon

Amelia Earhart Fest – Do Rag in Oriental Dragon

He was looking for a black do rag when he saw our do rags at the Amelia Earhart Festival. When he said his motorcycle was red, I showed him the oriental dragon do rag. Very nice! Press here for the dragon do rag.

US Military

Excelsior Springs Waterfest 2016 - Guy in Air Force Do Rag

Excelsior Springs Waterfest 2016 – Guy in Air Force Do Rag

Excelsior Springs Waterfest was the first time the do rags in the military service branches was introduced. One of the guys was very pleased to get his Air Force do rag and looked great in it. He mentioned he is in the ROTC program. Press here for the US Air Force do rags, here for the US Army do rags, here for the US Coast Guard do rags, here for the US Marines do rags and here for the US Navy do rags. A portion of these sales provide a donation to the USO. Press here to learn more about the organization.

Army Vet Couple in Pella

Army Vet Couple in Pella

Army vet was glad to find the US Army do rag and his gal found the hair bag for her longer hair, too, in Pella. Thanks so much for your service. Press here for the US Army do rags and here for the US Army hair bag® do rags.

Batiks

Do Rag in Pink White Batik - front

Do Rag in Pink White Batik – front

Do Rag in Black and Cream Batik - front

Do Rag in Black and Cream Batik – front

Batik materials are used to make unique do rags. The cotton material is colored using a batik process which creates a random design so there will not be another do rag exactly like yours. Press here to see the pink and white batik do rag. Press here for the pink with the yellow flower design do rag. See the fun looking yellow, orange and green batik do rag by pressing here. It is the batik randomness that make these unusual, but it is the colors that give them appeal and makes them a match with your attire.

Quilting Quality

Do Rag in Blue Waves Gold Dots - left front

Do Rag in Blue Waves Gold Dots – left front

Gotta appreciate the lady who recognizes the beauty of great, quilting quality, cotton materials. These materials have detailed prints, precise geometric patterns, and vivid colors. If any material is going to have a bit of glitz, these will. These will be available in limited quantities.

Polyesters, Knits & Wovens

Showy polyesters in knits and woven are available, too. Think of light and flowing scarves like material for some of the do rags that are made in the see through polyesters. Some will have glitzy metallic threads. Knits will have a soft, smooth look.

Do Rag in Black T-shirt Knit

Do Rag in Black T-shirt Knit

It was not the colors that made the bike show guy interested. It was the fact that he was talking to the designer and maker of the do rags. He could not pass on the possibility of getting what he wanted so with that, Trent tucked his thumbs into the bottom of his t-shirt to stretch it out and present it as just what he really wanted. He had purchased a black do rag many years ago that was made out of t-shirt material. He had looked and looked for a replacement, but he hadn’t been able to find another one. Not a problem, so with a custom request, Trent became the first to get the popular, black do rag in t-shirt, knit material. — Trent R., Topeka KS Press here to see the one he got.

Ladies, Listen Up!

Do Rag in White Flower Circle Lace - front

Do Rag in White Flower Circle Lace – front

Do Rag in Green Flower Lace - side

Do Rag in Green Flower Lace – side

Being warm is a concern for some ladies, but looking good is critical. Lace addresses both concerns. It is delicate, very feminine and extremely light and airy. It works well in head wraps and is great for do rags too. The first lady to get a lace do rag was at Cassoday. She had very short, red hair and she looked great sorting the lace do rag with green flowers. Press here for the green flowers lace do rag.

When Karen saw the white lace in the head wrap, she had to ask about getting a white lace do rag. She is a petite lady with short blond hair who loves to ride with her husband on the motorcycle. She shared that he has told her that he really does not like for her to wear do rags because they are big and it hides her hair to the point that he thinks it makes her look bald.  Beyond the fact that there is no lighter weight material available for a do rag and it will make you cooler, he has a point. By all means consider how attractive you will be to your guy with your lovely locks covered in lace.

See the green flower lace do rag by pressing here and here for the head wrap. Press here for the white lace head wrap. Press here to see the white flower and circle lace do rag.

See Me Now

Do Rag in Fluorescent Yellow - side

Do Rag in Fluorescent Yellow – side

Do Rag in Fluorescent Orange - side

Do Rag in Fluorescent Orange – side

Are you in a “see me now” situation where being seen matters? Go construction, fluorescent yellow or orange and be seen.

Truck driver, Steve, was the first person to request a fluorescent yellow dew rag.  He saw the bright color in fleece as the Park City Chill and wanted to know about getting a dew rag like that. It was not possible to get the boldness and brightness in cotton, so it launched me into using a nylon, knit for do rags. Steve is a big guy and needed the larger 1XL-3XL size so he got the size he needed and the color to be seen. He was so pleased with the feel, he requested the first larger red with black polka dots do rag to match his red motorcycle a few months later. His third one is a patriotic. — Steve U, Newton KS

Utah construction guy, John, was at the Garnett show and had to have a fluorescent yellow one because it would match his work shirts. RATS! The regular adult M-XL size he needed was sold out. No worries, he requested a custom order. He said he would be sure to tell his friends and family about the service and texted, “Got it fits perfectly.” — John W., South Jordan UT

Press here to see the fluorescent yellow do rag. Press here for the fluorescent orange do rag.

Camouflage

Bennie W Scrub Cap from Afghanistan

Bennie W Scrub Cap from Afghanistan

Do Rag in Desert Storm Camo - back

Do Rag in Desert Storm Camo – back

Dr. Wright served three tours of duty in Afghanistan and his surgery cap had seen better days and was really worn out. He asked to get a do rag in a desert camouflage as a replacement and wanted it to have similar lettering on both sides. As it was to replace the scrub cap; he really preferred to have no tail. After selecting the unique, ripstop material in a Desert Storm camouflage print; the project was underway. — Dr. Bennie W., Cleveland MS

Bennie W Desert Camo Tail-less Do Rag Replacement

Bennie W Desert Camo Tail-less Do Rag Replacement

Press here for the desert camouflage do rag that was created as a result of the project.

Scrub Caps

With Christmas approaching; the call came in from his sister-in-law, Rosemary. She knew he liked his scrub cap so well, that she wanted to get him three more. She shared that he liked the elastic along the back of the scrub cap.

Bennie W. Scrub Caps

Bennie W. Scrub Caps

Press here to learn more about the scrub caps.

Yes, Dr. Wright has become the instigator for scrub caps. To request one via a custom order by calling 913-397-8071 or via email to [email protected].

Limited Arm Movement Issue Solved by Fits-Like-A-Hat Do Rag

Do Rag in Pink Yellow Flower Batik - back

Do Rag in Pink Yellow Flower Batik – back

In she walked to the do rag display exclaiming, “Just the lady I need to see!” With that she quickly pulled off her military-style cap to reveal her bald head and she began to examine the available do rags. We both agreed that the smaller sized do rag would be best for her smaller size head and she was glad there was a choice in sizes. Actually, it was not a “no hair” issue she was most concerned about. It was her limited, range-of-motion with one of her arms. It could be used to slide the do rag on and aid in shifting it, but there was no way she was ever going to be able to bend it to reach the back to do the tie. No problem! The elastic along the back on these do rags makes them fit like a hat. She could easily lay the do rag on the table, tie a knot into the ties and then simply put it on like a hat. The wedding she was going to next month was going to be a casual affair and she would not have any more hair that she had that day, but using the cap she had was not going to work for the pictures. Now, she was going to look nice for the pictures with her new do rag.

Do Rag – Product Info

Do Rag in Black T-shirt Knit

Do Rag in Black T-shirt Knit

These do rags are easy to put on.  The narrow, elastic band that spans the back makes it comfortably, fit like a hat. So when you put the do rag on, do think, “I am putting on a cap.” Then, secure it to your head by tying. You’ll appreciate the doubly secured around your head bonus the elastic that these do rags provide.

The do rag has more than just a tail that will flap in the wind as you ride down the road, it has an attractive, patchwork tail.

The headband contains an absorbent layer of terry making it ideal for gardening in the hot sun. It’s like having a cool towel across your brow. Works well for the bald headed guy who needs all the help he can get to keep the sweat out of his eyes, too.

They are easy care and may be hand or machine washed in mild detergent in cold water. Air or machine dry on low. Iron on low as needed.

There are three sizes available.

  • Smaller in the crown size fits Youth L-XL – Adult S is circumference 20-inch expandable to 21-inch and may worn by age 3 and up.
  • Regular size crown fits Adult M-XL is circumference 22-inch expandable to 24-inch and is typically the one-size-fits-most size.
  • Larger in the crown size is for those needing an Adult 1XL-3XL fit is a circumference 24-inch expandable to 26-inch. Go with a larger crown size when needing to cover the tops of your ears and you really want to feel it ride closer to the natural hairline.

All do rags are made in the United States of America. Pricing includes applicable sales tax and shipping to Continental United States locations.

Featured Do Rags

Featured Do Rags

Do Rag in US Navy-Adult 1XL-3XL
Do rag in US Navy print with patchwork tail. A portion of sale goes to U.S. Navy moral, welfare & recreation programs. Size: Circumference 24″ / Adult 1XL expandable to 26″ / Adult 3XL. Colors: black, blue. Material: print. Content: cotton. Type: do rag; Gender: Unisex; Color: Black/Blue; Age Group: Adult; Size: M-XL.
Price: $28.00

Custom Requests

Some of our do rags are popular. If by chance, one has been sold out when you are shopping please contact Rawls-Riley Creations to request one via a custom order when that happens.

Custom requests are welcome. See some of the custom work by pressing here. Please call 913-397-8071 or email [email protected] to talk about it.

Sold Archive

Press here to see the archive of sold do rags. Yes, some of them were custom do rag requests.