Musical Notes Snood Knitting Pattern

I had lots of fun knitting for family and friends during the run up to Christmas.

I was browsing as usual for patterns for snoods but couldn’t seem to find one that fitted the beautiful personality of my young sister-in-law.

As she’s someone who has been on stage and singing since being a toddler, I really wanted to make her something about music.

You’ll Need…

Chunky Yarn in two colours. I used one and a half black yarn balls and half of the white and they were both from Wool Warehouse.

12mm Knitting Needles. Mine are wooden ones from Wool and the Gang.

Musical Notes Knitting Pattern

There are 16 by 16 rows in the pattern.

Key: P = Purl, K = Knit, KC = Knit colour, PC= Purl colour

Knitting skills required: Knit, purl and changing yarn colours.

Cast on 16 (or multiples of 16)

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: P3, PC2, P11

Row 3:  K1, KC2, K8, KC4, K1

Row 4: P1, PC1, P9, PC4, P1

Row 5: K4, KC1, K11

Row 6: P11, PC1, P1, PC2, P1

Row 7: K1, KC4, K11

Row 8: P5, PC2, P9

Row 9: K9, KC4, K3

Row 10: P3, PC1, P12

Row 11: K9, KC2, K1, KC1, K3

Row 12: P3, PC4, P9

Row 13: K4, KC2, K10

Row 14: P8, PC4, P4

Row 15: K7, KC1, K8

Row 16: Purl

Repeat the pattern until you reach your desired length.

To Finish: Complete the snood by turning it inside out and knitting the edges together.

Tip: To prevent your yarn getting tangled and perhaps even save some yarn, cut and secure the thread between every musical note.






Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • January 18, 2017

    Sophie's Nursery

    This looks fab! I haven’t knitted in many many years but would love to be able to make my own clothes like this 🙂

  • January 18, 2017


    I do love a snood and love the monochrome design of this one!

  • January 18, 2017


    What a fab idea. I happen to know a certain lady who would adore this.

  • January 18, 2017


    I’m not really into knitting but my sister in law is I love that you have managed to find a pattern to suit your sister in law.

  • January 18, 2017


    That looks great, and really warm too. Well done!

  • January 19, 2017

    five little doves

    OH I can’t see the picture of this for some reason but it does sound fab!

  • January 19, 2017


    I wish I could knit, I could do with a snood

  • January 19, 2017


    Knitting is not my strongest suit but I do love knitting scarfs and this musical note one looks real lovely

  • January 19, 2017


    What a great pattern! Looks so cozy and definitely keeps you warm.

  • January 20, 2017

    Fashion and Style Police

    I really like the snood. I can see myself wearing it.

  • January 20, 2017

    Kerry Norris

    You’re very talented. I’ve never been able to knit. This looks lovely x

  • January 21, 2017

    Newcastle Family Life

    This looks fab, I wish I could knit x

  • January 21, 2017


    Ooh I love this and it’s definitely the weather for it x