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Old 06-27-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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Pattern for a snood?
I would like a pattern to make something that looks like this

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!
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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I think the technical term is Tam. Here a pattern:

http://www.kraemeryarns.com/patterns/pdfs/tamtopper.pdf

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

http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/smoke-rings.shtm

You can wear them as a collar or pull them up around your face.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:04 PM   #3
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just in case you're interesting in a looser snood, i found this 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.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:18 PM   #4
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I think the technical term is Tam. Here a pattern:

http://www.kraemeryarns.com/patterns/pdfs/tamtopper.pdf


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
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:34 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:25 PM   #6
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I don't know if it helps, but here are two patterns; one is for knitting it looks like and one is for crochet. 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!
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