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 donut bun, 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 using a custom crocheted “sock” to match your hair color. 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

Now that you have your crocheted swatch, starting at the chain end, roll it up. With a tapestry needle, close the tube with a whipstitch.

crochet sock bun tutorial 2

The result should be a nice long even tube.

crochet sock bun tutorial 3

Next, bring the ends of the tube together to create a donut shape. Securely whipstitch the ends together. See how it is like a sock you’ve cut the toe off of? Sock buns can be made by rolling the sock into a donut shape – except I like the crochet version better because it’s a lot easier to match your hair for perfect camouflage.

crochet bun shaper

How to make a bun

Now let me show you how to make a bun with this crochet bun maker. This hairstyle is a fantastic fix for long hair, or to add volume to shorter hair and create elegant updos from high ponytails.

First, gather hair into a ponytail – you can go higher for an evening look, or lower for a messy bun style, or daytime casual look.
how to make a bun step 1 ponytail
Next, pull the ponytail through the crochet bun shaper and slide the sock doughnut down to the base of the ponytail.
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 – for this tutorial we used a visible elastic band, but you can make yours more invisible by matching your elastic ponytail holder to your hair color.
how to use a bun maker

how to make a bun in hair step 4a

Finally, 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! Isn’t that the easiest and cutest hairstyle ever?

how to make a bun in hair step 5

Now you know how to do a sock bun!

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  1. I saw a friend of mine with the same hairstyle. She said that you inspired her!
    I love your blog!

  2. 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 🙂

  3. How beautiful! This makes me wish I could crochet. What sort of tutorials would you recommend?

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