Full Credit for this hairstyle needs to be given to Princess Hairstyles for this post. It's called the Pretzel Knot and it's what inspired this hairstyle. I first saw this Pretzel Knot here on Pinterest and then followed it to the Princess Hairstyles site where she has a fabulous tutorial video posted!
When I first attempted the knot I had a hard time trying to keep my side strands secure so I started mine a bit differently and it helped me a lot. I started by creating a small 2 inch part at the front of the head just a bit off-centered. I then created a section on each side going from the part down to the ear.
I secured each side with an elastic next to the ear and this helped to hold my piece I was working with a little better and this made all the difference. I then divided the remaining hair into two equal sides and set them aside for a moment.
I brought those to pieces to the back of the head and create the Pretzel Knot as instructed by Princess Hairstyles video found here. At this point I had my knot made but it looked as though it was loosening a bit so I decided to secure it.
I took my right end of hair from my knot and added it in with that right half of hair that I had previously sectioned out and secure it all into a piggie using an elastic. I did the same on the left side as well. Now my knot was tightly secured and was not loosening at all.
I created a 5-Strand Braid out of each piggie and secured it at the bottom with an elastic. I finished it off by adding some flower clips and calling it good. When she got home after a long day at school the hair looked just as great as when she had left! (That's not always the case with my active daughter.) :)