I have crocheted two snoods before, using patterns that other people had discussed. I tried the 'Perky Snood', seen and well discussed at the lovely Bonita's blog Lavender and Twill in a white stash yarn and that saw a lot of wear during #snoodtember. I really like this pattern as it has minimal shaping and it is easy to get into a groove.
|The Perky Snood during Snoodtember|
|Back view of the Perky Snood|
I made this pattern in black but made the elastic a little too tight so it kept creeping off my head. I decided to use this snood to experiment with ribbon instead of elastic and discovered that I am Not A Fan of that method. This pattern does require a bit of attention as the chain lengths vary each round, but it does produce a lovely back view.
|Back view of the snood showing its centre detail|
Lacey Snood with Rosettes:
|Weekly Times, Aug 6 1947|
|Lacey Snood, without rosettes yet, and temporarily attached with a ribbon. You can see the foundation 'curtain ring' at the centre back.|
|Rosette from the lacey snood pattern,|
I only made one as I could already tell that the whole snood wasn't going to work for me. I find the way the metal ring looks at the back of the snood a bit odd and it just isn't to my taste. I can see how it would suit other people though. (I didn't follow the instructions to crochet over the elastic for the same reason. I think it is there because the pattern says to do the snood in coloured thread, and this way the elastic wouldn't stand out in the very wide edge holes.)
|Snood and rosette, flat. What will I do with this?|
Snood and Collar Set
|Weekly Times, Dec 6 1944|
Basic Crochet Snood
This pattern was incredibly basic- make a mesh and follow these size instructions. It didn't even have a picture, as it was an answer to a reader request rather than a featured pattern. In my review I said that as the sizing information was so complete, one could do any density of mesh or even a solid pattern to these specifications and get a good result. I decided to test that by using one of my favourite mesh patterns - a trellis stitch - and I love the final result.
|The trellis stitch underway.|
|Back view of the completed trellis stitch snood|
I used their instructions for where to put the fullness and gathering, and did the ribbon binding at the top too. I am so happy with how it looks on me.
|Finished! I missed doing so in #snoodtember though|
|The snood on a display head; you can see the ribbon binding more easily here.|
I hope these further reviews help if anyone is thinking of venturing into the world of vintage crochet snood patterns.