Today I want to show one of the projects that I have been working on recently, hooded sweatshirts, or hoodies. This year one of my crochet challenges was to learn how to make sweaters and sweatshirts. I have been slowly working on that goal, and lucky for me my friends and family have been very supportive of this venture, as they usually are.
As is the way, my mom got one of the first sweaters that I made, I will get some pictures up of the sweaters soon, but as I was crocheting one of the sweaters around town a friend asked if I could make them a sweatshirt. I am now onto hooded sweatshirt number three, and my mom is super jealous.
When my friend asked me to make a hooded sweatshirt he needed one in a men’s xxl, so I went searching for a pattern. I decided on the Everyday Hoody by Sincerely Pam. Not having made a sweatshirt before, the first sweatshirt I made was less than I wanted it to be. It took me a while to get a handle on the pattern, but eventually I got there.
This hoody is made using primarily Half-Double Crochet stitches. This stitch makes the pattern really comfy, not too tight, not too loose, and it adapts fairly well to different yarns. Having worked through the kinks, probably brought on by this being my first attempt at a hoody, I would recommend this pattern.
When I delivered the first hoody that I made to its intended recipient, a few other friends liked it so much they requested a his and hers set for themselves, in New England Patriots colors.
Here is the His in a Men’s Large.
Here is the Hers in a Women’s Large.
As with any project I make, I ended up straying from the pattern, but not so much that my finished project is very different than the pattern. I changed up the cuffs and the bottom of the sweatshirt. On the hers sweatshirt I also changed the design for the pocket.
What do you think? Like the colors and color combinations? Have any recommendations? Do you have some sweatshirt patterns you think I should try? Do you have a favorite sweater pattern? Let’s Talk!