I'll jump in too to add another pagan covering voice.
I've been "sort of" covering for about 5-6 months now... maybe longer, since it happened really gradually. I had been a member of a recon pagan tradition* for many years but that group never required (or suggested) that women should cover (either generally or during ritual). I left that group shortly after I married DH and have followed a more personal spiritual path. However, since dd2 arrived I've been re-examining things and...well... I feel like some sort of covering is appropriate for me at this stage in my life.
Sounds a bit woo-woo I know since I certainly don't live in an area where headcovering is common, and I don't come from a tradition (or currently practice a faith) in which head covering is the norm. But there it is. I've been wearing bandanas and scarves for several months now and think I want to explore a slightly more "formal" look.
AlpineMama- at least around here, bandanas totally blend into the crowd. And I've also tied my hair back with pretty scarves that sort of cover the area a wide hariband would plus a bit of fabric hanging down the back. I've also seen patterns for really fun and funky knit caps that probably wouldn't shout "I'm different". The knitting books I have generally describe these caps as "after skiing" scarves (to cover "helmet head") or as "holiday party caps" with beads and sparkles worked into them. The book "Handknit Holidays
" is the one I'm thinking of (I think
*recon traditions are those in which practitioners do their best to continue the religious traditions of their ancestors as closely as possible... usually they involve a lot of historical, anthropological, and archaeological research and they are very different, at least in intent, from most neo-pagan traditions in which fluidity or "cultural borrowing" is encourged. Many recons learn the original languages and follow many of the cultural norms of the people whose religion they are continuing. Hellenistic, Irish, and Norse recon grouops are the most common. Interestingly enough, those three cultures all happen to have traditions of head covering (in both genders), but I don't know any recons IRL who cover.