Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a snood for everyday

Isn't "snood" a perfectly ugly word? So sorry I couldn't think of a prettier way to word the title of this post!

Anyway, I've made this pattern before, but I wanted to make another one; this time I wanted to make one that would go with just about everything.

So I picked a crochet thread about the color of my hair: just plain brown. I like the result:

I think I'll get a lot of use out of this, though probably not until the winter comes 'round again. During the summer, I really like my hair off my neck please, and even this hairstyle is too hot for comfort.

But during the winter, this is an easy, simple way to wear my hair, and now I have an everyday snood, a work-a-day snood: it's the blue jeans of snoods. ;)

Snood, snood, snood. If I say it over and over again, will it sound less ugly? SNOOOOOOD. Nope.

Peace of Christ to you,

Jessica Snell


Alisha said...

Do you have an etsy store? Your handiwork is beautiful!

Jessica said...

No, I don't, but thank you so much for the compliment!

lasselanta said...

Jess, it's been a while since you posted this (sorry!), but I wanted to ask some questions about your snood... so pretty!!
1) What size thread?
2) When the pattern says "long tr," what stitch did you use? I found at least three different possibilities from a quick search online. :-) But whatever you chose seems to have worked quite well.
3) What sort of headband did you use, and what sort of elastic?

Jessica said...

Hi Sharon! So glad you like it!
To answer your questions, I used size 3 crochet thread. I used a triple crochet stitch (so, one longer than your standard double crochet) - and I use American crochet terms, if that matters.

The headband is just a very thin plastic headband, the kind you get in packs of three or so. The elastic is black sewing elastic (with your hair color, you might want to use something lighter). It's about, oh, a third of an inch thick?