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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.

Ebony and Ivory Hoodie and Scarf Hood Tutorial

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.

Ebony and Ivory Hoodie and Scarf Hood Tutorial

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.

Ebony and Ivory Hoodie and Scarf Hood Tutorial

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.

Ebony and Ivory Hoodie and Scarf Hood Tutorial
I love how the stripe on the center front goes straight up the crossover.
Ebony and Ivory Hoodie and Scarf Hood Tutorial

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.

Ebony and Ivory Hoodie and Scarf Hood Tutorial
And just because this reflection was cool, you get to see me working in the background.
Ebony and Ivory Hoodie and Scarf Hood Tutorial

Author: Heather