One funny sidenote to my post about Anneliese’s fabulous Bateaux dress pattern was a whole slew of emails about Piper’s top knot. Specifically, requesting more information about and directions for how to do toddler top knots (aka- ballerina buns).
And, really, with knowledge that leads to something this cute, how could I keep these instructions to myself?
Want to make a perfectly perched ballerina bun too?
To start, grab a baby/kids sock and cut off the toe (Piper Jane has pretty thin hair, so I used a baby sock). Roll the sock down until it’s a tube. Put the hair up in a high pony tail. Slide the sock/tube onto the ponytail. Separate the pony tail into two sections, half in front and half in back. Bring the sock/tube to the top of the pony tail, keeping the sections divided. Tuck the ends of the pony tail around the tube and begin rolling the tube back toward the head (if you’ve ever done a top knot on your own hair, this will be easier). When all of the hair is rolled around the tube and the bun is in place, spread out the hair for even coverage of the tube (Piper’s always ends up in two clumps, but is easily spread out).
Add a bow and your toddler top-knot is complete. Perfect for twirling and ballerina-ing, or wherever else your day might take you.
ps- Want another dose of darling today? Head over to Shiny Happy Sprinkles for an absolutely adorable Vintage Strawberry First Birthday Party!