Here is an easy and fast project for that little girl you love. I know when my daughter was young she was always putting her hair up in a ponytail. In fact she is all grown up now and married and she still puts her hair up in a ponytail. So, although the colorful variegated version of this is wonderfully fun for little girls, make a few up in plain colors for that older gal you know who still pulls their hair up!
You'll need a thick covered ponytail holder, Size H crochet hook and any 100% cotton yarn. I find that Peaches and Cream or Sugar and Cream works best. Making a slip knot, slip stitch and single crochet are the skills needed for this project.