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!

Textured knit fabric in double seed stitch.

How to Knit Double Seed Stitch

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Learn how to knit this easy textured stitch!


  • #6 superbulky yarn


  • 9 mm needles
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape


  1. CO an even number, here I cast on 18 for an 8" width.Stitches cast on in superbulky yarn.
  2. Row 1. *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the row.First two stitches knit and purl.
  3. Row 2. Rep Row 1.Stitches on needle ready for row 2. Now on the next row we're going to start with the p sts first.
  4. Row 3. *P1, K1 rep from * to the end of row.Purl the knit and knit the purl.
  5. Row 4. Rep Row 3.
  6. Continue repeating Row 1 - 4 until you reach your desired length.Rows 1 through 4.
  7. BO in pattern: K1, P1, bind off, K1, bind off, P1, bind off, etc.Swatch bind off in pattern.
  8. Cut yarn and weave away ends.

How To Knit Double Seed Stitch in the Round

Cast on an even number and join to work in the round. Here's a tutorial on how to join knitting in the round. I CO 18 here using the magic loop method.

Green stitch marker between two purl stitches.

I recommend using a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round when knitting this stitch in the round.

When you change from Rnd 2 to Rnd 3 you’ll have 2 purls together.Double seed stitch sample in the round on circular needles.
When you change from Rnd 4 to Rnd 1 you’ll have 2 knits together.

The stitch marker will help alleviate any confusion on your part!

Rnd 1. *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the rnd. Place SM after last st to mark BOR.

Rnd 2. Rep Rnd 1. Double seed stitch sample in the round on circular needles.

Rnd 3. *P1, K1 rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 4. Rep Rnd 4.

Rep these four rounds for the height of your project.

Bind off. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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