A Snood is a hat/scarf that is shaped like a tube, has no ends and can be worn in a variety of ways. An historic Snood is a kind of hair bag to keep hair in place and protected.

Modern Snoods are similar to a loose collar, it is worn pulled over the head. A Snood is best when it’s large and fit over your head, so it can change from a scarf to a hood or hat.

Even though Snoods have been popular with European footballers like Gianluigi Buffon for a long time, a lot of well-known players, like Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri, wore them in the 2010–11 Premier League season. Commentators mocked the fashion.

Traditionally, a Snood was a type of female headgear designed to keep hair in place in a cloth or yarn bag, rather like a Caul. Typically the headgear resembles a close-fitting hood worn over the back of the head, similar to a hairnet but looser.

The term “Snood” originates from the Old English word “snod,” which means “hair ribbon” and dates back to around 725 AD. It was used to describe things like hair bands and a cloth or net that was used to cover the head.

Famous Snood wearers

  • Gianluigi Buffon
  • Carlos Tevez
  • Samir Nasr