View Full Version : Pattern for a snood?

06-27-2007, 06:49 PM
I would like a pattern to make something that looks like this (http://www.tznius.com/cgi-bin/product.pl?productid=53&groupid=30)

Somehow searching for snood patterns I keep coming up with either just a bun cover or a pattern with no picture (and I don't like patterns with no pictures!)

I want a fairly close weave to the netting. (solid is OK!) (I am not going for the GWTW net to cover a beautiful hairstyle, I am looking for a bad hair day sort of item)

I can knit or crochet so either is fine, although crochet is faster and probably more suited to this particular item.

Thank you in advance! :)

06-27-2007, 08:54 PM
I think the technical term is Tam. Here a pattern:


I've found smoke rings are good for bad hair days too:


You can wear them as a collar or pull them up around your face.

Lady Violet
06-27-2007, 09:04 PM
just in case you're interesting in a looser snood, i found this (http://knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hair/snood.htm) when i googled "snood knitting pattern" after our last ren faire. i don't think there are too many patterns out there on the web as it took me quite a while to find it. i haven't actually made it myself. now that i look at the illustration again and see the yarn and needles it calls for, it may not be that loose. i don't know how old UK sizing for needles compares to today's sizing.

06-27-2007, 10:18 PM
I think the technical term is Tam. Here a pattern:



I don't know that I agree on calling that a tam - I think of a tam as a sort of biggish, floppy beret. Which I *guess* that is... a very big, floppy one! At any rate that is the closest to what I have been wanting that I have seen so thank you very much!!!

Lady Violet, yours looks interesting, too, for fancier bad hair days. :D

06-28-2007, 12:34 PM
Yeah, Lady Violet's is a REAL snood -- like a big, decorative hairnet.
Everybody wore them in the Forties, especially with pageboy hairdos. Don't ask me how I know.

06-28-2007, 01:25 PM
I don't know if it helps, but here are two patterns; one is for knitting (http://www.yesterknits.com/sol/Knitted%20snood.jpg) it looks like and one is for crochet (http://www.yesterknits.com/sol/Crochet%20snood.jpg). If you go to http://www.yesterknits.com/ and click on "free patterns", you can scroll down and see the samples. These are free patterns, but I believe you have to e-mail them to request it (they have a limit on how many patterns you can request).

Aside from that, as Calamintha mentions, what you're looking for may be called either a Tam, or a "Rasta" hat--both are fitted at the hairline, made of solid fabric (no mesh), and are "poufy" at the bottom to allow for lots of hair. I adapted a pattern from SnB Nation for the "Newsboy Cap" to make a hat like this. I did it without the cables and brim, and just did a larger rib pattern all around. It's really comfortable and does the job well (hides my bad hair on those frustrating days!). Hope that helps!