The bun nets that Pip has been using for ballet seem to fall apart after a few uses - they are rather flimsy fine net like material so I sought a sturdier handmade variety. After googling for patterns, I settled on this one with a few minor modifications. I used black (since Pip has black hair) and 4ply cotton. Quite pleased with the result - Pip tried it on today and said it was a good fit. So I'll have to make a few more.