Create a large triangle section from each side of your hairline above your eyebrow, back to the crown.
Gather all the hair in your triangle section back to create a ponytail and secure into place with a hair elastic.
Since there is only a small amount of hair in your half-up top knot, I like to tease the hair aggressively to create bulk. Hold the hair straight up from the base of the ponytail, put the comb in halfway down, and tease the hair toward the base of the pony.
Wrap the teased hair around the base of your ponytail. Secure the hair with bobby pins. Finish off the look with a flexible-hold hairspray.