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A snood is a type of headgear, historically worn by European women over their long hair. In the most common form it resembles a close-fitting hood worn over the back of the head. A tighter-mesh band may cover the forehead or crown, then run behind the ears and under the nape of the neck.

Neck warmer is essential for the winter season whenever you are around the world if you wish to maintain your neck and throat protected from the cold breeze.

The cowl (from the Latin, cuculla meaning “hood and rope”) is a hood worn by members of religious orders. It also refers to a long, hooded cloak, with wide sleeves.

It would be so lovely when designers would correctly label their designs when posting their patterns to the correct term instead of what they think or want them to be… ie.. If you’re going to design a neck warmer, than label it as such, don’t say it’s a cowl. Visa versa with the cowls. Snoods are also often mislabeled. I saw one pattern for a cowl and the designer called it a snood. Go figure!

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Comments on: "Difference Between Snood, Cowl, Neck Warmer" (2)

  1. This is useful info. I vaguely recall knowing this a l-o-n-g time ago. Thanks for the reminder!
    Where does the hoodie fit in with all this? — as a short version of a snood or a cowl, or a hybrid of the two?
    Have a good day.

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