This style works perfect on short hair, like you see today on my little Grace, or on longer hair. I think it’s such a darling style for little girls! You can pick out ribbon to match your outfit or the occasion (think red and green for Christmas or red, white and blue for 4th of .’July). These pigtails and woven ribbon headband will last you nicely through whatever your busy day may bring, it’s a durable style that will hold.
Time to complete: 7-10 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Step 1. Begin by parting the hair down the center using your comb and temporarily secure one half out of the way using a ponytail elastic or clip.
Step 2. On the side that you left down, pick up a section of hair along the center part line, a couple of inches back from the face. Begin doing a Dutch braid, crossing the outside sections under the center strand and adding hair in as you go. Direct the braid so that it goes straight down to behind the ear, like how a headband would sit on the head. Once you run out of hair to add in, braid another stitch or two of the braid and secure with a small elastic.
Step 3. Repeat step 2 on the other side of the head.
Step 4. Take your craft needle (what I used) or a topsy tail and tie one end of a piece of ribbon on it. The ribbon , to be long enough to stretch from one ear across the head to the other ear, while having some extra on each side to tie in a bow.
Step 5. Take the craft needle and weave it under a small section of hair by one ear, just in front of your Dutch braid. Pull it up and over a small amount of hair, then back under another section. Continue this manner going across the head until you reach the ear on the other side. Gently pull the ribbon until there is an equal amount of extra ribbon left on each side of the head.
Step 6. Starting on the other side of the head, weave another piece of ribbon through the hair, just in front of the last piece you did. On the sections of hair where the last piece of ribbon is woven UNDER the hair, be sure to weave this piece OVER the hair and vice versa, so that the pattern is off set and gives you a basket weave type pattern. Weave the ribbon until you reach the opposite ear and then even out the excess ribbon left on each side.
Step 7. You may choose to weave additional pieces of ribbon in. Once you’re done weaving ribbon, take the excess ribbon that is left on each side and tie a cute bow around each pigtail.
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