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Snood Knitting Pattern (Free + Easy)


This chunky snood knitting pattern is a quick and easy knit, perfect for beginners.

The winter snood is knitted using a simple repeat pattern and will keep you warm during the colder months, as it is knit with super bulky yarn.

Easy to wear as a simple cowl or over your head when the weather is really cold, the snood will keep you warm!

Please scroll down to view the free pattern, or grab the printable PDF in my shop here.

Snood knitting pattern

What Size Should A Snood Be?

The size of a snood can vary based on personal preference, the intended style, and the wearer’s head size.

A snood is a versatile accessory that can be worn in various ways, including draped around the neck or pulled up over the head.

Here are some general guidelines for determining the size of a snood:

  1. Circumference:
    • Measure the circumference of the head or neck, depending on how the snood will be worn. This measurement will help you determine the overall size.
  2. Length:
    • The length of the snood depends on the desired coverage. If it’s primarily meant to cover the neck, a standard length might range from 20 to 30 inches (50 to 76 cm). For a snood intended to be pulled up over the head, you might want a longer length, perhaps around 30 to 40 inches (76 to 102 cm).
  3. Width:
    • The width of the snood can vary based on style and personal preference. A standard width might be around 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm), but wider snoods can be made for a cozier, more voluminous look.
  4. Adjustability:
    • Consider making the snood adjustable if you want it to be versatile in how it’s worn. You can add buttons, a drawstring, or use a stretchy stitch pattern to allow for different styles and fits.
  5. Recipient’s Size:
    • If you’re making a snood for someone else, it’s helpful to know their head or neck circumference. If that’s not possible, using average measurements based on age groups can be a good starting point.

Remember that these measurements are general guidelines, and you can customize the size based on your preferences and the intended look of the snood.

Additionally, the chosen yarn and stitch pattern can affect the drape and stretchiness of the snood, so it’s a good idea to make a gauge swatch to ensure the desired dimensions.

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knitted snood wool ease thick and quick yarn

An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern

This is a great project for those of you who are at the advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, and knitting in the round.

If you have never knit in the round before, you can watch my video tutorial here. – How to join knitting in the round with circular knitting needles


What Length Should A Knitted Snood Be?

The length of a knitted snood can vary based on personal preference, the intended style, and how you plan to wear it.

Here are some general guidelines to help you decide on the length of your knitted snood:

  1. Neck-Length Snood:
    • If you want a snood primarily for warmth around the neck, a standard length might be around 20 to 30 inches (50 to 76 cm). This length provides adequate coverage without being overly long.
  2. Pulled-Over-The-Head Snood:
    • For a snood that can be pulled up over the head to act as both a neck warmer and head covering, you might opt for a longer length. In this case, a length of 30 to 40 inches (76 to 102 cm) or more could be suitable.
  3. Infinity Snood:
    • An infinity snood, which is a closed loop, typically has a circumference of around 60 to 70 inches (152 to 178 cm). When laid flat and measured straight, this would be the total length of the snood.
  4. Adjustable Snood:
    • If you want a versatile snood that can be worn in different ways, you could make it adjustable. This can be achieved by adding buttons, a drawstring, or using a stitch pattern that allows for flexibility in styling.
  5. Recipient’s Preference:
    • If you’re making a snood as a gift or for someone else, consider their preferences. Some people prefer shorter snoods for a snug fit, while others like the versatility of a longer, more drapey style.

Ultimately, the length of your knitted snood depends on the look you want to achieve and how you plan to wear it.

If you’re unsure, you can make a gauge swatch and experiment with different lengths to see what works best for you.

Remember that knitting is a creative and customizable craft, so feel free to adjust patterns to suit your taste and style.

hooded snood knitted

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is a great knitting project for any advanced beginner knitter.

knitted snood super bulky yarn

Snood Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive, ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.


The snood up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

This is an easy pattern knit with super bulky weight yarn on circular needles.

It’s a quick knit that uses basic knit stitches.

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  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Skill Level – Easy (Advanced beginner knitters)

Size –

  • Adult small, medium, and large.
    Width = 18 (20, 22) inches.
    Length = 16 (18, 20) inches.
    The first cast-on number is for the small size, the next number is for the medium size, and the last number is for the large size.
  • You can increase or decrease the number of stitches you cast on easily to adjust the size.

Gauge – 8 sts and 16 rounds = 4in/10cm in stocking stitch.

knitted snood knit in the round

The Supplies You Need…


  • Yarn weight = Super Bulky Yarn/Super Chunky Yarn/14-Ply Yarn.
  • I used 2 x (small), 3 x (medium), and 3.5 x (Large) 170g skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Oatmeal.
  • Substitute this with any yarn for size 10 mm needles (US 15).
  • Super bulky weight – 106 yards. / Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)



knitted snood


  • Approx – Approximately
  • Beg – Begin(ning)
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
womens snood

Pattern Instructions

  • Cast on 80, (90, 100) stitches, join in the round, and PM, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • Round 1 – Purl.
  • Round 2 – Knit.
  • Round 3 – Knit.
  • Round 4 – Knit.
  • Round 5 – Purl.
  • Repeat rounds *2-5* to form the pattern.
  • Continue in the pattern, repeating rounds 2-5 until the piece measures 16 (18, 20) inches from the cast-on edge.
  • End on a purl round
  • Cast off the next round.
  • Cut yarn and weave in any loose ends.
snood knitting pattern

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If you enjoyed making the simple snood, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme or #handylittleme.

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Happy Knitting!

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