Some time ago I found a tutorial for a knotted headband updo. The lady split her hair in two and then literally knotted it along the length before pinning it around her head.
It looked really cute and romantic on her hair, so I knew by experience that it wouldn’t translate to my hair.
(My mane does not do “cute” or “romantic” updos, nuh uh)
I figured maybe it could translate well into a bun, so I made a ponytail, knotted the length and pinned it up.
Well… It’s not like I dislike it. It’s just that it looks like just about any other bun I ever made, more or less.
This requires more experimentation though.