Another take in the sock bun! Push the sock down to the bottom of the pony tail. Spread the hair out around the sock and secure with an elastic. Braid the remaining hair wrapping it around the bun, pinning it down till its secure.
The Beauty Department -- Double Rope Braid Bun. Pull hair into 2 ponytails side by side, section each into two and rope braid. Twist right rope braid counter-clockwise and in, then do the same with the left rope braid. Finish with hairspray.