Introduction: A Lovely Warm Skull Face Snood.

I love snoods; they are so warm and versatile, especially for cycling or camping.

If you were born after the eighties you may not have encountered them;  I will explain. . . It's a tube of fleece fabric that can be a scarf, a hat. a kerchief or a hood or hijab. ( maybe not one this big.)

I theorised that if I cut two eyes holes in and sew on a face then it also becomes a  friendly ski mask.

Any face will do but I have chosen to use my Instructables'  logo for this snood, ( the badly drawn skull face.) 

This is only the second thing that I have ever made with a sewing machine so I guess that it can be classed as easy, which makes it a perfect project for a beginner, like me.

Step 1: The Materials and Tools.

Fleece fabric; these were old fleeces from Ikea that did not suffer from a little being trimmed off them.

A slide clip; from a pair of old trousers; these were too annoying on the trousers but I put them aside knowing that one day they would shine.

A shoelace.

A sewing machine or Needle and thread.


Step 2: The Skull.

Draw your skull face on paper and cut it out.

If you are happy with the result then trace around it onto the white fleece and cut it out.

Step 3: Let the Sewing Commence + Enucleation.

Wrap the black fleece around your head to get an idea of the width; it has to be  tight enough to comfortably grip your face.; the dimension I have given should work for most people.

Cut the black felt into a rectangle of the dimensions shown; Pin the Skull to the middle of the black fabric, ( do not pin too close to the edges or they will get in the way of the needle.)

I sewed around the eyes and nose ( I just turned the hand crank to do this; I don't think that my foot skills are up to it.)
It came out quite well.

Next , sew around the skull edges.

It is now time to remove the eyes with the scissors.

Step 4: The Drawstring and Tube.

I sewed a hem for the shoelace drawstring along the top of the fabric.

I fitted the drawstring and fitted the slide clip.

I turned it inside out and simply sewed from top to bottom.

Step 5: The End.

This feels toasty, especially when cycling at night and is perfect for a bad hair day.

Kind Regards



CubanRefugee made it! (author)2015-11-08

Thanks for this tutorial. It was my first real sewing project, and it
came out awesome! Loved it so much that I made one for my 4 year old
daughter as well.

FriendOfHumanity made it! (author)FriendOfHumanity2016-12-09

Dear Cubanrefugee,

I have only just seen your comment . . . very nicely done . . . that looks great . . day of the dead type skull thing . . .

kind regards


urbanpirate made it! (author)2012-11-27

How dare you expand my to do list....

FriendOfHumanity made it! (author)FriendOfHumanity2012-11-27

Hey you,

Less talking . . . more sewing.

AriedeB made it! (author)2012-11-27

That's one creepy, and yet, totally cute, skull snood!

FriendOfHumanity made it! (author)FriendOfHumanity2012-11-27

Dear AriedeB,

I agree; my perception vacillates from seeing a silly, friendly ski mask to seeing an absolutely terrifying ski mask.

I think that all ski masks are scary though.

Thanks for the comment


scoochmaroo made it! (author)2012-11-26

This is cute! I think it would be more helpful to have a picture of the finished product as your main image, so people know what this Instructable is about!

FriendOfHumanity made it! (author)FriendOfHumanity2012-11-26

Dear Scoochmaroo,

Thank you for the comment.
I was thinking exactly the same thing about the main image picture, ( it was really just an experiment to see if a GIF would work in thumbnail.) I will change it now.

Kind Regards


Ysabeau made it! (author)2012-11-25

I love the idea!

FriendOfHumanity made it! (author)FriendOfHumanity2012-11-25

Dear Ysabeau,
I'm glad that you like it. Thanks for the comment.

Lorddrake made it! (author)2012-11-25

What a great idea.

FriendOfHumanity made it! (author)FriendOfHumanity2012-11-25

Dear Lord Drake,
Thank you for the nice comment.

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