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Snood Headband


Use a free crochet pattern like this one to make a snood pattern. Berta made this for her Granddaughter who loves Swing Dancing and 40’s styling. "We saw one in a book, so I did a pencil sketch and created this one. I wore one when I was younger to hold back my long hair."


  • Aunt Lydias New Wave 1.76oz - 50gm, 98yd dark chocolate or any DK/ #3 worsted weight yarn
  • Crochet hook size USA F/5, 3.75mm
  • Yarn Needle

Stitches used: Ch = chain, Sc = single crochet,
Dc = double crochet, Slst = slip stitch
Sh = Shell Stitch : 5 Dc in indicated stitch
Hsh = Half Shell Stitch: 3 Dc in indicated stitch

Starting at back of headband and working towards front, Ch 62 (13”)
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn (61 sc) Mark each end of this row.
Row 2 – 6: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (61 sc)
Row 7: Sc in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, Sh in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, Repeat from * to end of row, ch 1, turn
Row 8: Sc in each sc and each dc across, ch 3, turn
Row 9: 2 Dc in first sc (counts as hsh), *Skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, Sh in next sc, Repeat a from * across, end with skip 2 sc, 3 dc in last sc, ch 1, turn
Row 10: Sc in each sc and each dc across, ch 1, turn
Row 11 – 14: Repeat rows 7, 8, 9, and 10, ch 1, turn
Row 15: Sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last stitch, (work around corner on short side) Sc in each row end for 14 sc, ch 16 (4”), Join chain with a Slst at marker on other side of headband, ch 1, sc in next sc on short edge, Sc in each row end for 14 sc, ch 1, turn, (do not fasten off and go to snood instructions)
Row 1; Sc in each sc on short edge (14 sc), sc across 16 ch, sc in 14 sc on other short edge, ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sc in first sc, * Ch 5, skip 3 sc, dc in next sc, Repeat * 9 times, ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3 – 6: Sc in first sc, *ch 5, dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn
Row 7 – 8: Repeat row 2, but Ch 6 instead of 5
Row 9 – 10: Repeat row 2, but Ch 7 instead of 5
Row 11: Repeat row 2, but Ch 8 instead of 5
Row 12 – 13: Repeat rows 9 and 10
Row 14 – 15: Repeat rows 7 and 8
Row 16: Repeat row 2
Row 17: Repeat row 2, but Ch 4 instead of 5
Row 18 - 19: Repeat row 2, but Ch 3 instead of 5
Row 20 - 21: Repeat row 2, but Ch 2 instead of 5
Row 22: Repeat row 2, but Ch 1 instead of 5, fasten off
Finishing: Sew each end of a skinny 12” piece of elastic to inside of first and last stitch of row 1 at beginning of snood, then join yarn at side and sc all the way across and over thin elastic and through sides and lower edge of snood bottom (Last row of netting, not headband). Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make headband buttons as below.

Headband Buttons: (Make 1 set for each side)
Step 1. (First side button) Make a magic circle, sc in circle 10 times, slst in first sc and pull tight, tie off and weave in ends.
Step 2. Repeat 1 for second button, but leave a 12” tail at beginning and end, tie tails pull tight, do not weave in or end .
Step 3. Thread both tails through button center of second button, fold bottom headband into 2 pleats, weave tails through pleats and first button, whip stitch 2 times back into second button to secure, run tails back through middle of pleats and through first button, pull tight, knot, tie off and trim tails.
Step 4. Repeat for second side of headband for other set of buttons.

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