Thursday, July 7, 2011

DO ANY OF YOU KNOW WHAT A SNOOD IS?

I had not heard of one until recently. If I was comfortable in my own skin, I would model what I have made but since that is an issue with me....I had to take the one off the site I found my pattern from. You can find the pattern here.


Here is mine.... I made it reversible...
Here is the other side.
She suggest in her pattern that you use knit for the band because it would stay on better.

I plan on doing a tutorial on a reversible snood soon, if you are interested.

Why a snood you ask? Well....I have a very dear friend from Missouri that has a daughter 33 with 3 small children that was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She is having to have a double mastectomy. I knew her when she was just a young woman, so I went online to see if there was something I could do. You know, we all feel helpless and just want to do.... So these snoods are what I came up with, I call them snoodies.

I will say that it has taken me all day to do this snood. I had to read the directions several times..well....throw a fit...read the directions...throw another fit...read again. I just kept saying...if I coud just see a picture (she did give pictures but not for what I was needing).....but in the end I figured it out but I still dont know about the band, it was much larger than the actual hood, is it suppose to come out a little? Does it really matter? I am thinking it doesn't matter. To me it matters...I wanted to do it right...but what is right when you can't see what right it? Okay....sorry....I could keep going. Least ways it is done, I am happy with it and plan to do more.

The winner of the iron on transfers is Marlene from Stitching by the Lake....
Thanks to all of you who joined in.

30 comments:

John'aLee said...

You are awesome Barb. I love the name!

Joanna said...

I do know what a snood is, but the ones I know of are usually knitted and hold long hair in place, usually a 40's pageboy style. I like yours very much and think it's a wonderful thing to do for someone who shouldn't have to need it.

GerryART said...

Snood, of course Barb! !
I'm old enough to remember the snood.

Last winter I knit a snood that slips down to become a neckwarmer.

You ARE a patience gal.
AND you finished ! ! !

hugs

LynCC said...

So heartbreaking - even in the best scenario that all the cancer is removed and subsequent total remission occurs, how terrible to have to take care of 3 little ones while getting oneself through a traumatic surgery and cancer treatments that zap every ounce of your energy. :( I will be keeping this young mother in my prayers. It's very nice of you to make her a snood, Barbara.

Vicki ♥ said...

You are a very special gal Barb :) I know what a snood is and its like what Joanna said, I used to crochet them and mind you it was in the early 70's when this went on. I am sure your one will be appreciated very much and I wish all the very best to your friend :) Hugs Vicki

Jackie said...

I'll keep your friend in my thoughts. I'm sure she'll be very thankful to receive your snood.

sandra said...

I am very sorry for what your friend is going through. I had a double mastectomy six years ago so I can understand how she is feeling but what is so distressing is how young the women seem that are getting breast cancer. I was 61 and so at least my family was grown. You didn't say but I imagine she is going through chemo also. Please tell her I am sending prayers for a complete remission. Blessings Sandra

Sheila said...

How truly sad for this young woman , my thoughts and prayers are with her . I think what you are making for her is wonderful , I had not heard of a snood but what you have made looks great.

SewCalGal said...

I've seen snood's before, but didn't know the name. Thanks for letting me know what they are and for the link to the pattern. Great project. And very nice of you to make these. Lovely fabrics too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

West Michigan Quilter said...

Looking forward to that tutorial. My hair often needs cover up!

Deanna said...

I learned about snoods when I had a Muslim friend and wanted to make her a gift. I made one of fleece with extra wide and long bands so it could wrap around her neck for modesty in cold Utah winters.

sewmeow said...

You are such a loving, giving person....and I'm sure she'll love it since you made it. Wishing her a miracle recovery and many years ahead for her with her family.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

That's very sweet of you to make a snood. A reversible one is an extra bonus. I also thought a snood was to hold long hair like the Amish women wear. I did find a video of how to make one though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEPl8R2tufU

Maybe she shows the part where you are having trouble.

I did a little search and found a couple of other hat ideas for you if you are interested:

This one is a PDF

http://www.brimmingwithlove.com/patterns/Milly_Tie_Hat_Pattern_BWL.pdf

This one makes a nice turban

http://www.sewing.org/html/turban.html

Colleen said...

You are sweet!. When I lost my hair from chemo I wore only bandanas. The snoods around were too silky. I had about 40 of them and when I couldnt find one to match an outfit I would find fabric and make my own. I learned how to use the hemming foot on my machine! Big earings and bold makeup are also important as eyelashes and eyebrows fall out too. I will pray for your friend.

kpaints said...

What a thoughtful gift. She will get lots of use from it and I be you will be designing your own soon!
What a thoughtful dear you are! I wish her full recovery!

Nanci said...

Oh gosh, I made one of these a few years ago for a friend with cancer too. The do look cool in lots of colour.

wackywoman said...

You are a good friend. Sadly, I am old enough to know what a snood is. As I remember them, however, they cupped the hair in back almost like a hairnet. This one is much nicer looking.

Marydon said...

My heart & prayers are lifting for your friend, & you. I hope that all works out wel for her. She will love her snood's. Very pretty fabrics you used.

TY for you sweet wishes for the little church down our road. The congregation I am sure will rebuild. All that is left is the frame.

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Winona said...

Barb, you are such a sweet person. I know what a snood is, but I thought they just fit over a bun on the back of your head. The ones I have seen are knitted or crocheted. I would be interested in a tutorial of these. I live in northwest Missouri, so if your friend is close to my area, I would be glad to give her any help I can. I also have a 33 year old daughter. I will be praying for this young woman.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Barb, I'm like Joanna - the snood I'm familiar with was knitted or crocheted and covered a bun made low on the neck when you had long hair. My grandmother used to wear them. This snood that you made is wonderful - perfect for those who want or need a covering that isn't a ball cap! Thanks so much for the patterns. I'll look forward to using them! blessings, marlene

hetty said...

How thoughtful of you to make your friend a snood! I'm sure she will love it. I will pray for a speedy recovery for her.

Just Ramblin' said...

What you are doing is wonderful and my heart goes out to this young mother. It will not be easy, but with lots of love from those around her, she'll make it. There was a young mother going through cancer at the same time I was and she would come with her husband and toddler and baby and my heart ached for her. But, she is doing well now. I will be anxiously awaiting your tutorial. Would like to make one for my neighbor who just had her first chemo treatment.
Please keep us posted on how she is doing. Nola

Crispy said...

You have a good heart Barb. She will love having this pretty snood :0)

Crispy

andsewon said...

How sweet an loving of you to be determined to make these for your young friend. I am sure they will be lovely and loved as they come from you!
Hugs,
Lola

Barbara said...

I've heard of a snood, but honestly didn't know what it is. Very sweet of you to hunt this down for your friend. God bless...

Susan In Texas said...

What a lovely idea. I'm sure she'll love it, and I'll pray that she comes through it with flying colors and spends the next 65 years as a "survivor".

I had to smile at the concept of hiding a bald head, though, because my beautiful 21 year old niece just shaved her head for the second time on purpose (because she was hot... in Wisconsin). Go figure. She does have a very pretty head and it makes her gorgeous blue eyes stand out, but still... bald. I told her to remember her sunscreen; there's no point in fussing about it. It will grow back, both for Maggie and your friend.

All the best,
Susan in Texas

Needled Mom said...

What a beautiful gesture, Barb. I will keep her in my prayers.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Barb=true friend

Pokey said...

You are so kind to meet a need, that is that beautiful <3 of yours, girl. I know it will be appreciated! (&, I have had that Spirograph fun fabric...)
:-}pokey

JJ said...

It looks good and I know what you mean, sometimes a picture is definitely worth a thousand words. I see a picture or the real thing and I think oh that is easy. I would have thrown a fit too.