Free Children’s Snood Knitting Pattern

Ribbed children's knitted snood in mustard

Enjoy our free children’s snood knitting pattern for both boys and girls. It’s the perfect quick-knit snood pattern for the cold winter in the UK this year.

The big bonus of a snood instead of a scarf is kids can’t use it as a skipping rope or reins or whatever else their imagination may turn your hours of knitting into. This knitted snood will fit into their school bags easily without being bulky and annoying for them.

In my experience there aren’t that many snood patterns for toddlers and young children. So if you’ve ever wondered how to knit a snood for children then this is for you!

Free childrens snood knitting pattern - child wearing knitted rib cowl in mustard in size 4-6 years

Free kid’s cowl pattern: what you need to know

This kid’s cowl knit in the round. You can knit it on double pin needles (DPN) or a circular needle. If you knit with a circular needle you will likely have to use the magic loop method.

This is an easy cowl knitting pattern. It’s perfect for beginners who have learnt to knit in the round or are in their early days of learning this skill.

Skills you will need to know: casting on, binding off, knit stitch, purl stitch, joining in the round and working in the round, weaving in tail ends.

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1-3 years (4-6 years : 7-12 years)

Circumference: 40. 5 (44 : 48) cm

Height: 14 (16 : 18) cm


Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino – photographed in Mustard

1 (2 : 2) balls
115m (143m : 175m) / 126 yds (157 yds : 192 yds)


31 sts and 35 rows to 10cm / 4in in the k1, p2 pattern on 3.25mm needles


3.25mm needles – DPN or circular needle if using the magic loop method


Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends


k – knit; p – purl; rnd(s) – round(s) sts – stitches

Free children’s snood knitting pattern

Cast on 126 (138 : 150) sts and join to work in the round being careful not to twist your sts.

Rnds 1 – 11: [K2, p1] repeat to end of rnd.

Rnd 12: [K1, p2] repeat to end of rnd.

Repeat rnd 12 24 (30 : 38) more times

Nxt rnd: [K2, p1] repeat to end of rnd.

Repeat the last rnd 10 more times.

Nxt rnd: Bind off.

Weave in your ends and block if required.

And there you have it! You child’s neck will never be cold again with our free child’s snood knitting pattern.

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