Henry didn’t need another hoodie, but I decided to make another one just for fun. I had some great striped sweatshirt fleece to use.
I was inspired by this knitted hoodie, but I changed it a lot. I didn’t think that style would work very well for a baby with a big head. I made the crossover one the hood smaller and kept it a classic hoodie style. Here’s some tips for sewing knit fabric.
To make the pattern:
1. Start with an existing hood pattern or trace a hood.
2. Extend the neck edge the same distance between the center front and shoulder seam. It should go down to keep the opening wide open.
3. Draw a line from the neck edge up 2″ and taper into the original seam.
I lined the hood and made the pocket from some great tribal print I have. The black and white went perfect with the ivory and black strips and helped break up the bold stripes a little bit. If you are sewing stripes this is how to match stripes.
I also love how the stripes go from the hood to the sleeves. I was using a new pattern, so I didn’t realize how short the torso would be. I’m a little bugged because I wanted this to be his spring/summer jacket, but I don’t know how long he’ll fit in it lengthwise.