Giggles and Glue GunsDIY Sock BunMr. Kate

Sock buns are my new obsession! Ever wonder how people get those meaty, chubby buns (in their hair, people!)? I suspect they put a sock in it! I am fully aware that I did not invent this age-old trick to give yourself an easy and fatty bun, but I decided to do a DIY video for one anyways because I think it’s such a fun trick!

It also gives you amazing waves in your hair if you put a sock in it while damp and go to sleep. You will awake to rolling waves…in your hair.

Watch the video above for visual instructions.

What You Need:

  • A sock
  • A hair elastic
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the toe off of the sock to create a tube.
  2. Roll your tube into a ‘bagel’ shape.
  3. Make a ponytail in your hair where you want the bun.
  4. Pull your ponytail through the center of the sock bagel and spread your hair around the sock.
  5. Roll the sock down the length of your ponytail (towards your head) and wrap your hair around it as you go. Make your you’re covering the sock as you go.
  6. When you’ve reached the base of your ponytail, tuck in any remaining ends and make sure the sock is covered with hair.

Ta da! That is one meaty bun you’ve got there!

Photos via Ciao Beautiful, Her Campus, Pinterest and

  • Christie Patrick

    Mr. Kate, I <3 you! I have been wondering how to do this for months! Thx so much!

  • Amparo Paredes Mellado

    Loved thiss

  • Elizabeth Murphy

    Can you do the same thing with tights? I was thinking of cutting one of the legs down to the size of a sock. Maybe it would blend in with my hair better? Thoughts?

  • Lynne Currie

    Can you use a bun donut in the same way or does the sock work better? I love the idea of not having to pin it.

  • Samantha Chapman

    amazing! it even works on m hair and my hais is only just past my shoulders! i am a little worried about the sock poking through but at least it kind of matches my hair colour! thanks! xx

  • Lima Al-Azzeh

    On the whole, I tend to be a DIY-challenged girl. Things that seem effortless for others somehow always tend to trip me up and I wind up with a completely mangled, if thoroughly unrecognizable, version of whatever the craft or DIY project du jour is. I am very happy to declare that I just attempted this neat sock do and it came out flawlessly. I write this in semi-disbelief. My unpredictable, moody curly hair can now be styled cutely, especially post-gym. Thank you!

  • Rylie McClure

    So neat! Can’t wait to try it out!

  • Maddie Sensebe

    love it. just tried it. no bobby pins required yay!

  • Shelby Hardy

    i lov it i will try it out today!!!!!!!!!!

  • Laura Bates

    I learned to sock bun when I was in the military. Best. Thing. Ever.

  • Akika Reimonenq

    I’d forgot about this trick! Gonna wear one today!

  • Mary Clare O’Sadnick

    looovve, so cute! thanks :)

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