You see I am preparing to yo(yarn over) using both strands of the yarn. I am going to pull both strands though the red loop. All the way through. Then I am going to pull on the two strands just enough to make it snug.
That is also how you do fringe on an afghan, only with fringe you end up doing this with quite a bit more strands. This is good practice for when you want to try something more complicated.
I did this with all twelve strands, across the top of the head.