The snood is complete! Huzzah! It was actually completed aaaaages ago, but the weather was bad at the time, and I was disinclined to be photographed in the rain, so this shot of me wearing it with a hoodie and one of my prettiest faces in my sitting room was the best I could manage. I wanted to do better for you.
Since then, I’ve managed to add a picture of me wearing it with my coat and a normal face in my bedroom to the mix (see below). It does get worn outside, but not when I have a camera to hand, apparently. Just pretend the background shows some nice trees or something.
I’d reduce the circumference by about 20% next time, but I was working with a River Island snood which I’d measured against my arm in the shop (just don’t ask), and I was also a bit worried about it fitting over my big old head coat collar.
As you can see from the first picture, it’s really tall, but it can be folded down to half the size for a more subtle look. It’s nice to have both options, making it practical for cold and less cold weather. I’m actually pretty chuffed with it!
It was a really easy make – perfect for a beginner or a lazy person. Here’s one of the least helpful how to guides in history (British crochet terms):
1. Teach yourself to crochet a little bit
2. Decide how tall you want your snood to be and crochet a foundation chain to that length
3. Double crochet about 80 rows (depending on preferred circumference/head size)
4. Crochet the last row onto the first row, creating a loop – make sure the snood isn’t twisted up before you start
5. Wear that massive snood with pride!