This one was inspired by a picture that one of my readers posted on our Facebook page. I hadn’t done anything with these knots in quite a while and I just love them – so this is just a quick one that I did one day for Bug just before school started.
Start by parting out a rectangle of hair on the very top of the head – I parted straight back from the temples. Then divided it into 2 sections (not very straight I might add!) and made the basic shoe string knot. I used these in one of my favorites from years ago – Single Knots Criss Cross — so if you need to know how I did the knots, step by step pictures can be found HERE. But you are tying the hair like you would when you start tying your shoe. Then hold them in place with a clip.
On the right side of the head take the 2 tails from your knots and make a rope/twist braid. Secure it temporarily for now.
With the hair hanging down on the right side, section it off, parting right by the ear & make a 2nd rope braid. Temporarily secure it so it won’t unwind.
At this point you can take your 2 twists and form a Hawser braid if you wish …
But I just opted to leave them apart & not twist the 2 together.
Repeat the twists on the left side of the head & then bring all 4 twists together in the back & secure with a rubber band. Now you can remove the clips that are holding the knots together.
I used my flat iron to smooth the rest of her hair out and curled the ends under just a little bit. Then we added one of our favorite bows from All Things Ribbon to finish it off.
This is a great one for school days because it is quick & easy & you can mix it up so many different ways! Hope everyone has a great weekend!