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Beautiful Ballerina Snood (Bun Cover)
Lion Brand® Glitterspun® (old)
Pattern Number: 60075 This is a simple and quick-to-make version of the elegant classical hair covering worn by ballet dancers.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 6 inches [16 cm] in diameter when not tied.

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids



990-170 Glitterspun® Yarn: Gold Sparkling gold
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 19 [15 mm]
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Additional Materials
24 inches [62 cm ] 1½ inch [3.75 cm] ribbon of your choice. Note that textured ribbons (as opposed to satin) will stay tied better. We liked how a light, organza-type ribbon looked the best and it stayed tied very well. If you are using grosgrain ribbon, you may want to try 1-inch (2.5 cm) or even ¾-inch (2 cm) ribbon.
18 sts + 26 rows = 4" (10cm) on size 8 (5mm) needles
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

This snood will easily cover an average amount of hair, if your hair hangs to the middle of your back. If your hair is extremely thick or if it is longer, knit an extra row with the size 19 needles for a total of 9 rows.


With smallest needles, cast on 12 stitches

Row 1 Knit into the front and back of each st (kfb) across - 24 sts

Row 2 Kfb across - 48 sts

Row 3 Change to size 10 needles, knit

Row 4 Change to size 19 needles, knit

Row 5-6 knit

Row 7 Change to size 10 needles, knit

Row 8 knit.
Bind off all stitches, leaving 6 inch [16 cm] tail


Thread the yarn end into the large-eyed, blunt needle. Sew ends together,
weave in ends.
Thread the ribbon into the large-eyed, blunt needle (it may be necessary to
fold it.) Thread the ribbon through the row knit with the size 19 needles
that is closest to the outside edge of the snood. Pull the ribbon so that it
is evenly distributed through the edge of the cover.
To wear, put your hair into a ponytail and wrap into a bun. Place the
snood/bun cover over it, pull the ribbon tight and tie into a bow. Secure
with bobby pins as needed.

Knitting into the front and back of a Stitch
An easy way to add a stitch is to use an existing stitch and to knit two
loops into it rather than the usual one. Insert the right needle into
the stitch, wrap the yarn around the needle and pull through as for a normal
knit stitch, elongating the loop slightly. Don't pull the stitch over the
left needle yet.

Bring the top of the right needle around to the back and knit into the
back loop of the stitch as shown (see the FAQ on knitting into the back loop
for more detail). You now have two stitches on the right needle.

CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
st(s) = stitch(es)

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