The Hanover knot is the largest tie knot possible, even larger than the Windsor and easier to remember: just wrap the wide end around three different parts of the tie – the left part, the right part and then the hanging part. You will get a wide, symmetrical triangle. The Hanover knot works best on broad collars and will give you a festive and at the same time serious look. It may end up a bit bulky on knitted or woolen ties so it’s better to choose lighter materials. The Hanover knot uses a considerable length of the tie so it is a good choice for longer ties or shorter men. The Hanover belongs to the group of knots that start with placing the tie around the neck inside-out. It is named after the British royal house of Hanover, which reigned from 1760 to 1901.
What you see in the picture is your mirror reflection: you will see the same picture if you stand in front of the mirror. Drape the tie over your neck inside out. The wide end should be on your right. The narrow end should be about a foot long.
Bring the wide end under the narrow end.
Bring the wide end over the narrow end to the right. Pull the knot tight after every step to prevent it from working loose.
Pass the wide end through the loop around your neck from beneath.
Bring the wide end under the narrow end to the right.
Pass the wide end between the collar and the knot from above to the left.
Bring the wide end over the narrow end to the right.
Pass the wide end between the collar and the knot again, but from beneath.
Pass the wide end downward through the loop it has just formed. Tighten and shape the knot.
Adjust the position of the knot, holding it with one hand and pulling the narrow end with the other.
The Hanover knot is complete!