Easy Stripes Crochet Snood Pattern

This easy crochet snood pattern is perfect for the cold winter ahead of us. It can be worn with or without a jacket hood for extra warmth against the cold wind.

It is worked up in two colors for a nice striped design, but you can just as well choose a solid color or do your own striped design. You could also do a color block design if that matches your wardrobe.

A crochet snood worked up in black and white stripes and worn over the head like a hood.

You can wear it with any outfit and with any hair length. The only thing is you’ll want to wear your hair down as a pony tail at the back would make it too tight. Or, you would have to increase the circumference to accommodate for that.

The crochet snood can be pulled over the head for a hooded cowl. Or, slide it down to keep your chin and face warm. Either way, this snood makes for a great gift idea for just about anyone during the winter months.

Here the snood is slid down partially to over the face.

How Do You Crochet a Snood For Beginners?

This snood is one of the simplest patterns that a beginner can start with. There is no shaping in this free crochet pattern, so if you can make the single crochet stitch and do color changes, then you can make this snood. And if you’re not comfortable with color changes, you can work this in a solid color too.

The snood is started off with 90 chains. But you can easily increase or decrease that if you like. Then single crochet around until you have reached the height that you want.

The colors are changed after two rounds of working with the first color. Then one round of the second color; and so on.

This crochet snood pattern is worked up in simple stripes. The snood is on the small side, but you can easily increase that as needed.

What Size Should a Snood Be?

The finished size for this snood is 27 inches around by 20 inches tall. The fit is snug around the neck because the cowl tends to bulk a bit underneath your chin a bit. If you live in cold climates, a snug fit like this will keep you nice and cozy.

But if you don’t like things touching your neck, you can always increase the circumference to 30 inches or more. For kids you could try at 22.

As for the height, 18-20 inches is a good height if you want to wear it over the head. For kids you could try around 16 inches.

What Yarn Should I Use

Use any yarn and hook size that you like, and make adjustments to your starting chains as necessary so that it comes out to the size that you want.

I used Lion Brand’s Pound of Love with a 6 mm hook. It’s a medium weight acrylic yarn and it’s soft and easy to work with. The yarn comes in big skeins so you only need one skein of each color and still have lots of yarn leftover.

For bolder stitches, you could try making this with heavier yarns as well.

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Easy Stripes Crochet Snood Pattern

This crochet snood pattern is worked up in simple stripes. I used black and white, but choose any two colors to match your wardrobe. The snood is on the small side, but you can easily increase that as needed.
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  • Lion Brand Yarns – Pound Of Love (Medium, #4; 100% Premium Acrylic; 1020yds/932m; 16oz./454g) Colors: Charcoal, 1 ball; White, 1 ball.
  • Crochet Hook: J 6.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 10 sts = 3".
  • Finished Size: 27" circumference, by 20" tall.


  • CA = Color A – Charcoal
  • CB = Color B – White
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches


  • Colors are changed at the joining slip stitch after the round is complete.
  • To change color, finish the round as instructed, but without making the join. Insert your hook into the first stitch made in the round; pick up the new color and pull through the stitch as well as the loop on your hook.
  • Drop the old color and carry it up at each round.


  • With CA, ch 90, or any number to get the circumference you need. Join with a sl st in first ch being careful not to twist.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. [90 sts]
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [90 sts]
  • Rnd 3: With CB Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnds 4-5: With CA, rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnds 6-80: Repeat Rnds 3-5 until you have reached a desired height. Fasten Off. [90 sts]

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  1. This is so wonderfully beautiful and just in time to make Christmas presents! Thank you so very much for your lovelyl “stuff” and your lots of info about everything crafty.

    Happy Holidays and I wish blessings for the whole world.


  2. This is a nice pattern, but it is not a Snood. It may be a Cowl. A Snood is a sort of hair-net made with thicker thread, like knit-crosheen, that holds a woman’s long hair in place, and drapes from the top of the head. (Not from the forehead or bangs.) I expect they had draw-strings at first, but later ones had a thin elastic to keep them tight. Snoods were popular in the 1930’s and ’40’s, and I wish waitresses today wore them, to keep their hair out of my soup. There were formal Snoods, too, made with sparkly threads and sometimes with tiny crystal beads – very pretty!

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