You'll want to first begin with a small section of hair and separate into three strands as you would a normal braid. I've labeled each strand for this to be easier to follow. :)
Then, like a basic braid you'll cross Strand #1 over Strand #2 as shown, followed by Strand #3 over Strand #1.
Keep doing this until you get halfway around your haid. OR if your hair is long enough, you could braid around your entire head! Unfortunately, my hair's on the shorter side at the moment so I made due. Clip your hair with a pretty pin.
Repeat on the other side of your head. And you're done! My version's kind of messy because my hair's short, so I'm sure you guys can do a better job than me. ;D
Dazzle everyone with your Elven braiding skills this New Year's!
Photographer: Princess (& her little bro)