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.
Begin with three regular three strand braids, wrap with clear elastic. Loosely braid all three strands together in a regular three strand braid, wrap with clear elastic Roll the braid up, hiding the tail, and secure.