For me this was one of the best beginner projects. The reason being, I could actually wear it! There's nothing more satisfying that making something you can actually wear. I took to Google and had a browse to see if I could find any patterns. Nothing quite suited what I wanted so I collated the info I had found and came up with my own pattern. It's simple, easy peasy. I apologise in advance, but my instructions are in complete layman's terms! It's the only way I can grasp the concept of crochet if I can see the reason I'm doing something (otherwise I'm likely to leave it out and that's a baaaad idea).
First you chain 150 and join up with a slip stitch to make a large circle.
Then I chain 3 to get up and then in each of the chains of the 150 chain, I do UK treble crochet until I get all the way round.
Slip stitch to join and 3 chain up and repeat until you have a width that you like.
To finish it off instead of doing a row of treble I do UK double crochet (only do 2 chain up here as single crochets aren't as long as treble) so it looks somewhat like the other edge where we did the chain. Fasten off and then sew in your ends.
Try your best not to make your 150 chain to tight. It will make doing your first row of treble rather tricky and you may find that when your snood is finished when it lies flat it has a slight curve to it with one side being tighter than the other. It's not a problem though, when you wear it it looks fine!
When joining up your 150 chain, be very very very careful not to twist it or your snood will have a twist.
It will depend on the thickness of yarn and size of hook you use as to whether you will need the chain as long as 150 to begin with. If you're unsure then what I suggest is you make it 150 and then actually try it on for size and see where it would come to when it's looped. What's great about crochet is that you can undo it really simply.
What I used:-
I have used a 6mm and a 8mm hook for my snoods. For this particular one I used Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Eco Purity in the colour Clay 781 I bought mine from my local yarn shop and I needed 4 balls for this snood using a 8mm hook. In hindsight because of the size of hook I used I think I could have got away with not making it quite so large (so only doing an initial chain of say 120 or even 100) but you live and learn!