Perky Snood

Crochet, Project #106

I needed some vintage WWII headwear for a choral theater production. When I couldn’t find something appropriate at local shops, I decided to make my own from a vintage pattern. This snood pattern from 1942 fit the bill. I omitted the ribbon at the front. Surprisingly, this fancy hair net is as warm as wearing a regular hat.

The Perky Snood in Lamb’s Pride Bulky

Date completed: 9/20/06

Yarn: 2 oz 4-ply wool
Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair), 4 oz/113 g, 190 yds/173 m. Color: M-151, Chocolate Soufflé

Crochet Hook: Clover Soft Touch US D (3 mm)

Gauge: 4 meshes = 3″ (1 mesh = 0.75 inch)

Pattern: Modified from a pattern originally printed in the Complete Guide to Modern Knitting and Crocheting, 1942

Finished size: One size fits most

Estimated cost: $4 (1/2 skein of yarn plus 1/8-inch black elastic)

Project Notes:
Treble (Triple) Crochet: YO twice, hook through, YO and draw through, leaving four loops on the hook. YO and draw through two loops at a time, until all are taken off, leaving one loop. This requires three movements.

Number of square meshes per row:
Row 1: 9, Row 2: 10, Row 3: 11, Row 4: 12, Row 5: 13, Row 6: 14, Row 7: 15.
Row 8 to 16: 16 meshes.
Row 17: 14, Row 18: 12, Row 19: 10, Row 20: 8, Row 21: 6, Row 22: 4, Row 23: 2, Row 24: 0 — Row 24 makes 2 triangles

Snood blocking
Snood on the blocking board – I could have used this photo of the overall shape while making this project!

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