Made another one. I like experimenting. Version aye-aye-aye--or, version III. 3, if you don't know Roman numerals. For this one, it's a double strand, and it seems to hold up my hair better, because there's a strand for the back and a strand to hold up the front. No elastic. Just some really stretchy jersey.
Sorry for the crummy photos. I use my ipod cam because it's convenient.
I used some 60" wide jersey. Cut 3 1/2" strips. So you have 3 strips that are 1/2" x 60." Tack the ends together with a few stitches or a safety pin and braid till you run out. Tack/safety pin the ends so it doesn't unravel. Now loop it around your head twice, stretching it tightly. Overlap the ends, and handsew where they all cross.
Now, using the excess braid, loop it around and pull through to make a loose knot. Repeat till there are 3-4 loose knots. Now pull the excess braid through the knots to the opposite side, and pull all the knots tight. Trim excess braid. You can tack it in place with a few stitches, if you wish, and you're done!
And, just 'cuz...
Yes I do.
And also because I think my mumma's buttery cheese sandwiches are delicious and need some spotlight...
Thanks for reading!