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Sock Bun {FREE pattern & how to use}

Posted by  ·  August 16, 2018  ·  Last Updated: August 16, 2018

The sock bun is the latest hairstyle trend and with this crochet bun shaper, it is super simple to create the perfect sock bun. Whether you call it a bun or donut, a DIY sock bun or bun shaper it is a handy tool to easily create beautiful hair buns. A big thank you to Tip Junkie who spent the weekend with us and showed us how cool we could be!  We have been having loads of fun creating this hairstyle.sock bun

Sock Bun Supplies

  • Worsted weight yarn in the color of hair
  • Size H crochet hook
  • yarn needle

How to make a sock bun

This simple tutorial will show you how to make a sock bun. It is a quick and easy project!

Chain 25

Double crochet in the second chain from hook, double crochet in each chain across (24 stitches)

Chain 2 (acts as first double crochet), double crochet in each double crochet across.

Repeat until you have 12 rows of double crochets.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

The size can be adjusted by the amount of stitches. For a smaller hair bun try 20 stitches across.

how to make a sock bun

Starting at the chain end, roll it up. With a tapestry needle close the tube with a whipstitch.

crochet sock bun tutorial 2

There should be a nice long even tube.

crochet sock bun tutorial 3

Bring the ends of the tube together to create a donut shape. Securely whipstitch the ends together.

crochet bun shaper

How to make a bun

Now let me show you how to make a bun with this crochet bun maker. It creates beautiful hair buns!

Put  hair into a ponytail
how to make a bun step 1 ponytail
Pull the ponytail through the crochet bun shaper.
How to do a sock bun

Let hair cover around the crochet bun shaper so it is completely covered.
how to make bun
Fasten with an elastic ponytail holder.
how to use a bun maker

how to make a bun in hair step 4a

Bobby pin the loose ends of hair into place around the base of the bun covering the elastic  hair band.

how to make a bun in hair step 5a

 There you have it a beautiful hair bun!

how to make a bun in hair step 5

Now you know how to do a sock bun!

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  1. Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
    What a clever idea! I would have never thought of this. Thank you for sharing.
  2. Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
    I saw a friend of mine with the same hairstyle. She said that you inspired her!
    I love your blog!
    • Cindy
      Thursday, August 16th, 2018
      Oh my this made my day!
  3. Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
    This is great! I buy my own, but my daughter wanted a bun "like mom's" and I couldn't find one small enough... Now I will be able to make one for her :)
  4. Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
    How beautiful! This makes me wish I could crochet. What sort of tutorials would you recommend?
    • Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
      Hi Tess, I found these really simple illustrations http://whimsicalpublishing.ca/2013/03/02/how-to-crochet-free-simple-illustrated-instructions/ This crochet hair bun is really supper simple and a great first project. You just need to make a chain, then you will do double crochets in each chain, then double crochets in each double crochet. I think you can do it! Also Lion Brand Yarn has some great video. Let me know if you have questions.