Stitchcraft Freebie: Zebra Striped Snood

Instead of another jumper, I thought for this week’s free knitting pattern I’d share a lovely little accessory, the zebra-striped snood from the January 1953 Stitchcraft magazine.

Click on the following link to download the pattern as a free pdf: Zebra Striped Snood.

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The pattern lists this as a shower/bath cap yet this lovely lady is pictured outside her front door, fully dressed and sans bathroom.  But I think it’s just called a snood.  Am I right you guys?

Anyhow… Isn’t it lovely?!  I really love that it’s done up in angora, but then again I think I like everything that is made with angora.  This pattern uses a black and white color scheme, which is classic, but if I were making it I think I’d make it in a navy and white angora stripe.

Since summertime is slowly approaching, I think a cotton blend yarn in pink and white or sky blue and white would look nice and cheery too.

I think this pattern may look more complicated than it really is.  The only ‘fancy’ technique you would need is ‘picking up stitches’ to work the solid black section of the crown as well as the underside at the nape of the neck.

I hope you like my pick for this week.  As always drop me a line in the comments if you’d like to see anything in particular and I’ll try and accomodate you.

Happy Wednesday!

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Comments (6)

  1. Catherine May 23, 2011 — 3:39 PM

    I would call it a snood too and it looks very sweet.

  2. Kathy May 25, 2011 — 11:53 AM

    Is this darling bath hat/snood pattern something you are sharing or offering on Ravelry or Etsy? Would LOVE to obtain a copy! :-)

  3. lilbitannoyn July 12, 2013 — 12:16 AM

    I can’t find this pattern. It’s exactly what Ive been looking for

  4. lilbitannoyn July 12, 2013 — 12:22 AM

    Found it!!

  5. Doorothy Pandaleon February 15, 2014 — 6:01 PM

    So many patterns on other sites consider cowls, snoods. This pattern will help cover up the crown of my octogenarian pate which is VERY, VERy thin. Thank you, Merci Beaucoup, Mille Grazie, Muchas Gracias .

  6. Lynn November 9, 2016 — 6:31 AM

    Yes! Finally, a snood pattern! Thank you so much. I never thought it would be so difficult to find a proper snood pattern but as the previous poster said cowls (and hoods) were somehow confused with the real thing.

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