How to Knit a Snood

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Things You'll Need

  • Knitting needles, 4mm
  • Wool

On the chilliest of autumn and winter days, the last thing you want to have to do is fiddle with hats and scarves. A snood, also referred to as a hooded scarf, ensures that you will not have to juggle your accessories. In 2010, the word snood refers to a hat and scarf combination. A snood is a tubular scarf with a hood sewn into the nape that is pulled over the neck and head for extra warmth.

Knitting a Snood

Decide if you prefer to knit your snood seamlessly, in the round, or with a seam going up the back. Any way you choose is fine; the style depends on what look you prefer.

Cast on 144 stitches and begin to knit in any stitch you prefer. Snoods and winter accessories are commonly knit in stockinette stitch.

Continue knitting until the snood measures the length you desire. If you are knitting on circular needles, continue until the length measures about 15 inches. Snoods knit on straight needles should measure about 20 inches.

Cast off. Cast off in accordance to your stitch pattern. Sew the top and bottom together if you knit your snood on straight needles to form the tube.


  • Be sure to check your tension and gauge properly for the size needles and wool you will be using.