DIY sock bun

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this is such a fun way to get a chubby bun! all you need is: a sock, an elastic and a pair of scissors!


  1. cut the toe of your sock to make a tube
  2. roll your sock into a roll aka bagel
  3. make a ponytail on the top or crown of your head
  4. put your ponytail through the hole in the sock bagel and roll your hair around the sock moving down towards your head. spread the hair out as you go
  5. when you’ve reached the base of your ponytail and all your hair is wrapped around the bun just make sure the sock is all covered by hair and spray with hair spray to seal.



  • Coffeeshop-alice

    I love it!

  • Ana

    OMG I’ve been looking for a way to put my giant mound of hair into a quick bun… I can’t wait to try this! Thx!

    • mrkate

      yay! hope it works for you! xx

  • Perezmd3

    i tried this but my hair just a bit too short so i had just a really small bun. Well, at least it helped my bad hair day! thanx Mr.Kate! :)

    • mrkate

      nice! thank you! xx

  • Samantha

    ive been doing this and i LOVE it. so nice to have another nice hairstyle under my belt!!

  • Frenchie

    This is amazing! I tried it and fell in love
    My hair is really thin and boring so when I put it up in a bun, it looks ridiculously small
    But now, I do this all the time :)

    • mrkate

       great! yeah, it’s a perfect bun for people with fine or thin hair. thank you for your comment! xx

  • Catalina

    Qué lindo!!!!!!  I heart Mr. Kate!

    • mrkate

      Gracias! Heart you back!!

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  • Tatiana

    Im in love with your website it s amazing…..thank u

    • mrkate

      Thank you Tatiana! so happy! xx

  • Kim

    So cute! I really like the way you present things. Oh what the heck, I love your blog! :)

    • mrkate

       haha thank you Kim! xx

  • malcriada

    Hey girl!  Love this tutorial, I featured it on my new Tumblr Fuck Yeah Sock Buns!  Did you see that article in the Frisky that uses your photo? Did you give permission for that?

    • mrkate

      thank you! yeah the Frisky didn’t ask but at least they linked to my HelloGiggles post. Thanks for letting me know! XO

  • TrystenR

    My friend did this the other week-with only pins- and i tried it but my hair was too long! This tutorial was awesome and i love the way it looks and how easy it is! Thanks!

  • GREENspot DROPoff

    Saw this on the KTLA morning news! Loved it! I tried it and my hair is just too thin – not enough hair to cover the entire sock! Any ideas for gals with thin hair??

    • Ale B.

      maybe try a smaller sock?? I use an ankle sock and i also have thin hair, so maybe it’ll also work for you :)

  • Ale B.

    this is hands down the most useful tutorial i’ve come by on the internet. thanks Mr Kate!!

    • mrkate

      wow! thank you! and thanks for your comment ; ) XO!

  • Lotd

    Thank you did it perfect in first try and I stink at DIY…second time I found it easier to bring the sock all the way down to the ponytail holder than tuck hope that helps

  • Lauren

    Oh my goodness! This works!! I ran around the house so excited that I could put my hair up and stayed there! I have always believed that I cannot do hair up and my talented friend has always done it when I couldn’t be bothered. Now I can do this!! I love it! You are such a genius! Thank you so much! 😀

    • mrkate

      yaaaaaay! so glad! thank you for commenting! XO