Simple Snood Free Knitting Pattern

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This cozy knit snood is an easy knitting project. It’s perfectly simple for beginner knitters to make too.

This snood is knit as a rectangle and seamed. So if you prefer the versatility of a traditional scarf you can leave it unseamed too.

I use my circular needles but since this snood is knit flat you can use straight needles.

Woman smiling with chunky knit snood in cream around neck.

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The chunky yarn knits up quickly. I love knitting with Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick. The are so many different colors to choose from too.

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If this is your first time time a long project like a scarf at some point you’ll need to know how to join a new ball of yarn.

Textured snood wrapped in circle on table.


#6 superbulky yarn in Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick* (80% Acrylic; 20% Wool, 87 yd/80m, 5 oz/140 g); color: Oatmeal, 2 balls.

9 mm US Size 13 knitting needles, I love this set of interchangeable needles.*

Yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape


Stitch pattern requires an even stitch number.

Stitches / Abbreviations

US Terms

co – cast on You can use any cast on method. I have linked the long tail cast on. Here are 4 easy cast ons for beginners to choose from.

bo – bind off

k – knit

p – purl

rep – repeat

RS – right side

st(s) – stitch(es)

WS – wrong side




4″ / 10 cm x 4″ / 10 cm = 8.5 sts x 14 rows in pattern

Chunky cream scarf draped over smiling woman's front.
Since this snood is worked as a rectangle you can leave it as a scarf if you like!

Finished Dimensions

As a flat rectangle snood measures 8″ wide by 60″ long.


To make this pattern wider or narrower cast on any number of stitches. Keep an even number of stitches if you would like to adjust the width. 

To change the length, adjust the number of repeats. Likely you’ll need more yarn if making changes.

Woman smiling with head turned to the side wearing a white textured snood.

Video Tutorial

You can watch the video on how to make this snood on my YouTube.

Scroll down for the free pattern!

Woman smiling with chunky knit snood in cream around neck.

How to Knit a Simple Snood

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Learn how to knit this simple snood to keep cozy this winter. This free knitting pattern is easy enough for beginners!


  • #6 superbulky yarn in Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick* (80% Acrylic; 20% Wool, 87 yd/80m, 5 oz/140 g); color: Oatmeal, 2 balls.


  • 9 mm US Size 13 knitting needles
  • Yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape


  1. CO 18 for an 8" width.Stitches cast on in superbulky yarn.
    Row 1. *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the row.First two stitches knit and purl.
  2. Row 2. Rep Row 1.Stitches on needle ready for row 2.
  3. Row 3. *P1, K1 rep from * to the end of the row.Purl the knit and knit the purl.
  4. Row 4. Rep Row 3.Rows 1 through 4.
  5. Continue repeating Row 1 - 4 until you reach 60" in length, or to your desired length.
  6. BO in pattern: K1, P1, bind off, K1, bind off, P1, bind off, etc.Swatch bind off in pattern.
  7. To keep as a scarf, cut yarn and weave in ends.
  8. To seam into a snood, pull up a long loop and cut a long tail for seaming.
  9. Make sure fabric is not twisted.
  10. Match up ends and sew together.Sew ends together with yarn needle and long tail.
  11. Cut yarn and weave away ends.

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