I just knew I had to add a hoodie and so I did! See how I added it onto an existing cardigan, without the pointy tip at the back with this one simple trick!
A hooded top is always a great addition to have on any outfit. It keeps your neck warm, holds your hair in place (if you have long annoying hair like mine), and sometimes speaks for its self “Don’t disturb me.. or I don’t feel like talking to anyone” 😉
This pattern tutorial is also available on my YouTube channel where it is an extension of the Suzette Cardigan I did here. A printable ad-free PDF copy of these patterns (both hoodie and cardigan), are available for purchase in my pattern store. Or just add this to your Ravelry queue for later.
This tutorial is not only written for this cardigan as it is easily adaptable to any top – new or existing. It is pretty much a one pattern fits all kinda style, which can also be made smaller or much larger.
The trick to get that nice curvature look at the back is to simply work a decrease in the center of the hood. This will then prevent you from getting that pointy tip at the back unless that’s what you are aiming for.
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Part 1: Adding Hoodie
1. Start by working a Sc St along both the side of the front panel and back neckline across.
2. Measure bet 9 ~ 10” or 23 ~ 25.5cm from the middle of the neckline down to the front panel and place a SM.
3. Row 1: Insert your hook through the 1st SM and work the SZ St. *[(Sc, Dc), Sk 1], rep [*] until the 3rd last St from the next SM. Sk 1, Sc on the last St, Ch 1, turn
4. Row 2: *[(Sc, Dc), Sk 1], rep [*] until the 3rd last St, Sk 1, Sc on the last St, Ch 1, turn
5. Row 3 – 22: Rep Row 2
6. Fold hood in half and place a SM in the middle where the hood folds. It should be on a Dc St.
7. Row 23: *[(Sc, Dc), Sk 1], rep [*] until the 4th last St from the SM, Sk 1, Sc on the next St, Dc (on the same St) and Sc the next St tog, Ch 1, turn
8. Row 24 (half side) : Sc and Dc the next 2 Sts tog, Sk 1, SZ St. Rep *[(Sc, Dc), Sk 1] until the 3rd last St, Sk 1, Sc on the last St, Ch 1, turn
9. Row 25 – 31 (half side): Rep row 23 & 24
11.Rep on the other side. Insert hook at the SM (Dc St), and rep Steps 8 and 7 for a total of 9 rows.
12.Do not bind off.
Part 2: Seaming the top
1. Fold hook WS out, and Sc both piece together. On the Row side, distribute each Sc each St across evenly.
2. Turn hood RS out.
3. Cont to finish off edging by doing Part 6, Row 2 onwards on the Suzette Cardigan PDF Pattern file.
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