So — I didn’t know what to call this, because it is really a combo meal — you know, burger, fries and a coke?! But in this case, it’s knots (I call them pass through knots), 4 strand braids, and my version of a messy bun (in other words, my messy buns are done differently every time because I’m still trying to get them to look like I want! – So sorry, there won’t be any tut’s on those here from me for a while!!)
Anyway, this hairdo is more for the accessory anyway – so like it or not – no biggy! I started by sectioning out the top portion of her hair and clipping it up out of the way from the rest of her hair.
I planned on making 4 of these so I parted as I went making each knot. Ya’ll probably know how to do these (and Jenn taught me how a while back), but since there was no way I could take pix of these while actually doing them, you get a video! I find it easiest to do these with fairly wet hair. Sorry the video isn’t the best – I find myself watching the view through my camera instead of the hair & I get “disoriented!” This will give you the idea though!
***WE’VE HAD TO REMAKE THIS VIDEO … STAY TUNED!***
Here’s how the final product looks-ish!You can make these as thick or thin as you like & as wide or narrow across the head as you like.
Make 4 of them. I did it so it would cover the whole top of her head.
Then, sooo conveniently you have 4 strands of hair down from the knots! Proceed to make a 4 strand braid. For the video tut on 4 strand braiding – head back here. Braid down as far as you think necessary to reach back into the ponytail you’ll eventually make. Tie the braid off with a rubber band.
Ta-Da! Your 4 strand braid – that I know sooo many of you have been practicing & perfected! 😉 (at least that’s what your e-mails have said!)
Then from here I pulled the remaining hair that was hanging down back into a ponytail. Grab your 4 strand braids to include them in the ponytail as well. Goose’s reach back just about perfectly so I didn’t have to undo any rubber bands or anything to keep them from showing in the messy bun. They just worked right in!
For my messy bun I didn’t pull the pony tail through on the last wrap of the rubber band. Then I some how wrapped a few clear rubberbands within & around the loopy bun! For this one I wanted her hair to kind of spray around the whole thing so I pulled it this way & that way until it looked the way I wanted. Oh, and I’ve found that my messy buns work better when they are rather damp when I do them on Goose.
I know – you’ve been wondering … what’s today’s accessory?? Well here it is. This my friends, is one of my favorite bow makers … the Diva of them all – I’ve mentioned her before – Christine – with 8 kids, 1 on the way and still time to make things like this. So I got this from her – Bows by Christine. I just love this bow & the few others I have from her. My girls actually had no black in their wardrobe when I got these, and so of course, I had to remedy that problem! She’s got 4 fabulous Christmas bow collections up right now & a ton of other amazing bows & baby headbands you can get from her – all handmade by her. You name it, she can make it. How sweet is that?!
I love this bow because it can be casual or it can be dressy. Plus can’t beat the cute polka dots!
And look at me and my wonderful picture taking skills — nothing like chopping the top of her hair do off! On days when Goose & Bug end out wearing black on the same day they’ve actually argued over who gets to wear the “big black one!”