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Wildcat Diva
August 29th, 2016, 08:50 PM
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j386/janineevans/3AFD77A6-F952-4313-953C-AEEA442FCC5A_zpsghyf1mlu.jpg


I participate in recreation where I need to wear a cap sometimes. I have tried many times to do the cap/ bun thing and have not been happy. I can do a side braid and be happy.

But I tried this out today and it worked! This is my UnderArmour ball cap with Velcro patch port in front. It is not fitted, but has the characteristic half circle opening at the back.

I put the cap on like I wanted first. Then made a very low nautilus bun. The middle and top of the bun overlapped the opening. Then I inserted the hairstick about 11:00 position, grabbing scalp hair in the open half circle. Hairstick moves down towards 4:00 position (capturing the cap strap as well as hair) and exits the bun underneath the level of the cap. A second hairstick can be inserted close, maybe 10:00 entry position.

I like it! Comfy and appealing to look at, I think.

dansyl
August 29th, 2016, 09:30 PM
super cute! I love the double LIs too. <3


http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j386/janineevans/3AFD77A6-F952-4313-953C-AEEA442FCC5A_zpsghyf1mlu.jpg


I participate in recreation where I need to wear a cap sometimes. I have tried many times to do the cap/ bun thing and have not been happy. I can do a side braid and be happy.

But I tried this out today and it worked! This is my UnderArmour ball cap with Velcro patch port in front. It is not fitted, but has the characteristic half circle opening at the back.

I put the cap on like I wanted first. Then made a very low nautilus bun. The middle and top of the bun overlapped the opening. Then I inserted the hairstick about 11:00 position, grabbing scalp hair in the open half circle. Hairstick moves down towards 4:00 position (capturing the cap strap as well as hair) and exits the bun underneath the level of the cap. A second hairstick can be inserted close, maybe 10:00 entry position.

I like it! Comfy and appealing to look at, I think.

EdG
August 29th, 2016, 09:33 PM
That's very creative. :applause:

The baseball cap manufacturer probably never realized that someone would want to wear the cap with a bun. ;)
Ed

hobbitlocks
August 29th, 2016, 11:35 PM
I've had success doing a lazy wrap bun with a baseball cap -- I put my hair through the half moon opening and then make a lazy wrap bun with it, threading the stick through the scalp hair that is exposed in the half moon in back. I will try to take a picture of it next time I wear it. I like your nautilus!

CarrotTop
August 30th, 2016, 02:36 AM
I am definitely trying this! :hifive: I haven't worn a baseball hat in ages due to not wanting to take down my bun for it.

missrandie
August 30th, 2016, 04:57 AM
Perfect, Diva!

triumphator!
August 30th, 2016, 08:33 AM
Very cute, and practical too!

GrowingOut
August 30th, 2016, 09:42 AM
You look gorgeous, and practical too! :D

Wildcat Diva
August 30th, 2016, 10:09 AM
Thanks so much, guys!

One pro/con to this method is that your hair and the hat are now intermingled. You won't lose your hat so easily with wind gusts. However, if you need to remove your hat during a national anthem situation or prayer, it's gonna be a fail. Or at least wait until after that part to do the bun.

When my hair gets a bit longer, I'm going to aim to do the nautilus base first (with at least one stick) then wrap the remaining length coiled around the outside of the bun.

Johannah
August 30th, 2016, 10:16 AM
Smart. And it looks really nice as well!

HairPlease
August 30th, 2016, 10:33 AM
Well done! I like it a lot. I used to slide a ponytail through that back hole but I've never thought to bun through it. Brilliant!

Wildcat Diva
August 30th, 2016, 10:39 AM
Thank you so much, Hairplease.

Well, in my version, you are not bunning with hair THROUGH it, you are bunning with hair over it. The hairstick does go through it, Starting through the scalp hair and under the cap strap.

To clarify, my hair is loose when I put on the cap. I grab the hair and bun low. The nautilus gets placed up over the hole.

I might also try a flipped Cinnabun or a braided bun with this method.

I have previously tried putting the hair through the hole first, and didn't like the result.

Nini
August 30th, 2016, 10:57 AM
Handy trick.

Although I just want to point out that this is not how you wanna put up your hair if you have to wear a cap for work in an environment where you have moving machinery where the cap might get stuck...

Wildcat Diva
August 30th, 2016, 10:59 AM
Oh no! That would be a bad deal, for sure.


In this version though, if a quick release is desired, just remove the hair sticks quickly and this a done deal. Wouldn't count on this for safety concerns, you are right.

Groovy Granny
August 30th, 2016, 11:10 AM
What great ideas .....on whatever version you choose :thumbsup:

I got a few caps this summer and only did a ponytail; never even considering a bun :o

Cg
August 30th, 2016, 12:21 PM
I have several hats with an opening for a pony or bun. That's precisely why I bought those hats.

Wildcat Diva
August 30th, 2016, 01:21 PM
I tried it again today. Works great. With this particular bun, anyway.

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j386/janineevans/F5EC682A-2185-42E2-BD18-8946F850F8BC_zpsle7mf324.jpg

I never liked the result after putting the hair through the hole... This way (coming up from underneath) for me is so much better.


Also... This is the bun I'm doing...pretty much.
This is my favorite and best holding bun.
https://youtu.be/OrJcJ0X6v9w
Sorry it's a lefty thing...

A.D.
September 6th, 2016, 11:05 PM
Looks great. Very creative. I love it!

Wildcat Diva
September 6th, 2016, 11:41 PM
Thanks. It looks like I'll be wearing it this way to work on Friday. It's baseball cap day. ;)

Anje
September 7th, 2016, 12:53 PM
I seriously may adopt this, because my bun is starting to get bulky for fitting under my wide-brimmed hat, even when I make something spread out horizontally like an L-infinity bun. Love the concept, and I can handle the idea of pinning the hat to my head. I'll just invoke my right as a female to remain hatted because the hat and my hair are pinned together. :D

Complexity
September 7th, 2016, 02:14 PM
I remember having an awful time bunning under a cap when I worked at a grocery store. Yours looks lovely!

Wildcat Diva
January 14th, 2017, 09:57 PM
Thank you. I got a new cap on sale at academy sports store. This time, the cap has no hole. I just Cinnabun low, fork across the middle. My hair is ii, and tailbone.

I think this will work. Will try out in the real world tomorrow.

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j386/janineevans/2B610C96-B359-4A58-B677-7E18573F2B32_zpss46zskz2.jpg

hayheadsbird
January 15th, 2017, 06:57 AM
Wow! Very cool guys, never thought before how to wear a baseball cap with a bun.

Cg
January 15th, 2017, 12:08 PM
What a great idea! When it warms up here I'll try that with some hats I own that have cutouts for ponies. Even with my sparse hair, at hip it's too much to work well going through the smaller holes. And then there isn't much area to anchor to. Thanks for sharing your brilliance, WD!

Wildcat Diva
March 7th, 2017, 02:36 PM
You're welcome!

I definitely like the caps with the hole at the back better than the fitted ones for the combo of hat + bun. Here, I did a Pansy Bun and it suits this style nicely.
(Pansy Bun:)
https://youtu.be/FW5TyU7F_-s

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j386/janineevans/209552DB-B511-4F5F-9DB9-0AB952C0B4C4_zpsq6mjn0j4.jpg

CayAsh
March 7th, 2017, 02:49 PM
You're welcome!

I definitely like the caps with the hole at the back better than the fitted ones for the combo of hat + bun. Here, I did a Pansy Bun and it suits this style nicely.
(Pansy Bun:)
https://youtu.be/FW5TyU7F_-s

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j386/janineevans/209552DB-B511-4F5F-9DB9-0AB952C0B4C4_zpsq6mjn0j4.jpg

That bun is gorgeous! And your hairstick looks fantastic with your hair color!

meteor
March 7th, 2017, 03:24 PM
Wow, what a great idea, WD! :applause
One question: is there any tangling from top of the bun overlapping on strap during athletic activities, or is it OK? (I just find that my hair doesn't like rubbing against any textiles (on collars, scarves, hats...), but I've never tried this bun-over-strap structure...)

Excellent idea for keeping cap secured on head, WD. ;)

Wildcat Diva
March 7th, 2017, 03:55 PM
Could use a DIY silk sheath for the strap, maybe.

It doesn't move much, but I am not being super athletic. Mostly hiking, or shooting. (Shooting instructor noticed and gave more than once a thumbs up on the deadly things she noticed I always wear in my hair haha. With that being said, this works woth a ficcare too, I just discovered).

My hair is not that heavy, and I have noticed nothing in terms of tangles with this method. But then again, it's oiled well at the moment.

meteor
March 7th, 2017, 04:00 PM
^ Thanks a lot, Wildcat Diva! :D Really great trick! :thumbsup:

Wildcat Diva
April 26th, 2017, 10:06 PM
You're welcome. Super comfy with a fork too!

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j386/janineevans/BACE6DF6-5E98-480B-B0A2-7BABA8E384E9_zpsnmospybn.jpg

hobbitlocks
April 27th, 2017, 12:05 AM
Thank you. I got a new cap on sale at academy sports store. This time, the cap has no hole. I just Cinnabun low, fork across the middle. My hair is ii, and tailbone.

I think this will work. Will try out in the real world tomorrow.

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j386/janineevans/2B610C96-B359-4A58-B677-7E18573F2B32_zpss46zskz2.jpg

I really like this fork! Where is it from?

Wildcat Diva
April 27th, 2017, 12:25 AM
That's a Quattro fork, and it used to have a stone topper but the resin holding the topper on doesn't like the heat in Texas so it came off!

hobbitlocks
April 28th, 2017, 12:04 PM
That's funny! Still looks good!

lapushka
April 28th, 2017, 01:05 PM
Awesome! :D

Wildcat Diva
April 30th, 2017, 12:28 AM
Thanks!

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Wildcat Diva
October 14th, 2017, 05:17 PM
Guys, I'm sorry all my Photobucket photo links are toast. I'll try to add more pictures from imageshack.

Wildcat Diva
July 13th, 2019, 11:26 PM
I still do this combo several times a month.

Here, I’m just showing off. Star Wars night at the Houston Astros game last month.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6605/Os7bjE.jpg

Tinyponies
July 14th, 2019, 01:44 AM
Very nice! And great to get the stick under the band of the hat. Iíve had to wear a sun hat this week and have managed a very low nautilus but your way looks better. Will have to give it a try! :thumbsup:

g_lou
July 14th, 2019, 12:51 PM
wow your sticks are sooo cool :D
I've got a baseball cap style visor so my bun can stick out the top, but I'm totally going to try this method now its summer.

Kalamazoo
July 14th, 2019, 01:23 PM
I still do this combo several times a month.

Here, Iím just showing off. Star Wars night at the Houston Astros game last month.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6605/Os7bjE.jpg

So THAT'S how to wear a hat with hair! :thumbsup:

Wildcat Diva
July 14th, 2019, 03:48 PM
Thanks everyone. I like this method very much.