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Beginner Snood Knit Pattern

This snood knitting pattern is a great way to protect both your head and neck on a cold winter day.

By: Kristina Kittelson for
Updated February 02, 2018
Beginner Snood Knit Pattern
Beginner Snood Knit Pattern
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The Beginner Snood Knit Pattern might be one of the most versatile pieces you ever make. This free knit snood pattern is essentially a cowl-scarf combination that can be worn around your neck or over your head to provide the maximum amount of warmth and protection on the coldest of days.

This free knitting pattern is completely beginner-friendly and it's a great way to practice knitting in the round and seed stitch. The super bulky warm ensures ultimate comfort and the grey marble color is versatile enough to work with any items currently in your wardrobe. When it comes to cold weather accessories, it doesn't get much better than this classic snood knit pattern.


Knitting Needle Size19 or 15 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge7 sts  and 11 rows = 4" (10.16 cm) in seed st

Finished SizeSnood measures 21.5" (54.61 cm) x 15" (38.1 cm) when laid flat, with a circumference of around 23.5" (59.69 cm).

Materials List

  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn - Grey Marble
  • Size 19 24" circular knitting needles
  • 1 stitch marker


Cast on 71 sts longtail and join to knit in the round. Place marker to denote the beginning of the round.
Round 1: *K1, P1; rep from * across, ending on K1.
Round 2: *P1, K1; rep from * across, ending on P1.
Repeat these 2 rounds 36 more times for a total of 38 rounds.
Bind off in patt.



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I love this! I've never tried a snood before, but I love the shape and texture. I think I'll have to try this one soon.

This pattern looks complex, but it's really very easy. Plus it's very versatile. I think I'm going to try this pattern with some ribbed edges to add some variety to it.


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