Knitting A Hat And Snood Set Preview: November 12, 2022

Close up of woman's face smiling wearing knitted hat and snood, and coat in front of house and shrubbery

How To Knit A Hat And Snood Set

Difficulty: Advanced

Close up of knitting pattern for snood in green, blue, yellow and red

Photography by Eve Conroy.

We have a real treat for those who like a Fair Isle pattern.

This week we are bringing you traditional knitting with a modern twist.

Our hat and snood set features Wensleydale Sheepshop 100% Pure New Wool in White, Rust, Green, Blue and Pale Yellow.

In this week’s magazine, we have an offer on a yarn pack plus the option to buy a Fair Isle book from the designer, Monica Russel.

Both the hat and snood are worked in the round using circular needles and for the hat shaping, double-pointed needles.

The pattern is worked over a 10-stitch and 18-row repeat and we have a colour chart for you to follow.

We recommend using the Fair Isle method, where the yarn not is use is stranded behind the row and caught in every few stitches. This creates a very cosy garment, as it is almost double thickness.

Working with more than one colour at a time takes a bit of practice so we have graded this as an Advanced design.  If you are not sure about working with more than one shade, why not try using spare yarn to get a feel for the method?

We have called this duo, “Chill Cheaters”, which is exactly what they are. We love the look of them and hope you will, too.

Love Darg

Many of you have contributed to our Love Darg and there is still time to make a dressing gown or poncho for Knit for Peace. If you need a reminder of what this wonderful charity does, or you need the patterns, please click here. Donations can be sent to:

“The People’s Friend” Love Darg

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Our friends at Let’s Knit Together have a brand-new campaign where they donate 5% of their Annual Membership sales to our charity partner, Knit for Peace.

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The People’s Friend team want to see your creations. Send them to for a chance to be shared on social media or in the magazine!

Cover of The People's Friend Weekly issue 12th November

Copyright of DC Thomson.

Find the full instructions for knitting a hat and snood set in our November 12, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

Plus, for more crafts, visit our Craft section. Or you can subscribe to “The People’s Friend” here, to make sure you’ll never miss another one of our great patterns and projects.

Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!