I came across this Batman sweatshirt and loved the simplicity of it. I knew it could easily be replicated by attaching a hood to a sweatshirt or shirt, so I came up with a hood pattern.
Make a sweatshirt with a subtle Batman hood, and attach the mask when your son wants to be Batman! (Yes, I should have used black velcro, but I procrastinated and only had white on hand.) Here’s some tips for sewing knit fabric.
Batman Hood Pattern Size 2/3
Large black sweatshirt
Thread, scissors, pins, etc
Shirt or hoodie to sew hood onto
1. Either trace your son’s existing hoodie to make a hoodie or find a shirt to attach hood to.
2. Cut string in hood and pull out.
3. Cut hood off and cut up seam so it lies flat.
4. Lay out pattern and cut out four pieces of the front and back of the batman hood.
4. With right sides together pin front and back at middle where the ears are and sew at 1/4″. Do the same to the three others.
5. Clip and trim corners.
6. With right sides together pin left and right side together. Sew at 1/4″. Don’t forget to sew the front seam under the face at 1/4″.
7. With wrong sides together sew mask together around edges at 1/8″.
8. Sew on the hooked side of the velcro pieces.
9. Sew the soft side of the velcro pieces into one of the hoods matching the same spots as the mask.
10. Slip one hood inside the other with right sides together. Pin and sew at 1/4″.
11. Clip and trim corners.
12. Flip right sides out. The face seam won’t lay very flat so stitch around the face opening at 1/8″.
13. With right sides together (the non-velcro side is the right side) pin hood neck opening to jacket neck opening.
14. Sew with a zigzag at 1/4″.
Or, sew the finished hood to a shirt like Cheri did.
Enjoy watching your son run around being Batman! You can see my son wearing the shirt with hood. It’s a little big on him. Thanks so much to my friend who let me borrow her son!