This is another thing I made over Christmas. I think it's a perfect thing for a beginner as it is just a single crochet rectangle whip stitched together.
|(Yes, that IS Ariel standing on her head in the background. It's the only way to get ALL the water out of her tail so that nasty black mold doesn't grow in there.)|
It's a "sock" bun! There are a bunch of hair styling tutorials (here and here are the ones I've seen most) out there on using a sock to give volume to a hair bun. There is even a tutorial on how to get big "no heat" curls using a sock bun.
Basically what you do is cut the toe off an old sock and roll it into a donut. You want the sock to be similar to your hair color in case the donut shows through. Personally, I think putting a sock in your hair is gross. I don't want something that was on my feet to be in my hair. I know the socks are clean, but it just ooks me out for some reason.
Then I saw this crocheted pattern from sock bun over at Crochet Dynomite. I even had brown yarn leftover from a craft project from years ago.
I must have used thicker yarn, or crocheted looser than the sample over at Crochet Dynomite because my bun was REALLY big!
|Ugh, it's a pain to try to take a picture of the back of your own head.|
Had I just used a butterfly clip it would have fallen out after 15 min. Those things never stay in my hair unless it's soaking wet. The fact that this style stayed in my dry hair while I cleaned was awesome.
I didn't get a chance to test out the sock bun curls. In the winter, I wear my hair down for extra warmth when I go to work, so I had to take the bun out after a few hours.
And for my fellow geeks: Yes, I did make two buns, just in case I want to rock it Princess Leia style