Puff stitch snood sounds more like a cartoon character than a crocheted item doesn't it? The pattern for this can be found in Erika Knight's 'Crochet Workshop'. It's worked in an Aran weight wool and uses puff stitches and trebles to create a fabric that feels a bit like bubble wrap! It took about 3 or 4 evenings and was easy to pick up and put down because of the short rows.
It wasn't planned but since I've done the snood in the same colour as the poncho I now have a kind of removable polo neck part to the poncho.
Now all I need is for the rain to stop and the cricket to be back on and for the evenings to be cool!