According to the internet, this is pronounced like "food", not "wood". However it's said, it's a fun knit and very practical for someone living in a cold climate, say like the windy city! I thought the word "snood" might be a combo word for hood and something else. But it's actual a word that dates way, way back in the day and simply is a head covering. Even hairnets were considered snoods.
I found the pattern on ravelry.com. Easy, peasy. It's called Luxary cowl/hood by Lion Brand Yarn. I used size 9 needles and will definitely block to soften it up.