New Horizons Designs has revised the Tami Hoodie and made it better than ever. The pattern has been updated to include a slimmer fit and extended sizing (from xx-small to 26). It also includes the following options: a double hood, crossover hood, standard hood, front zip, thumbhole cuffs, kangaroo pocket or side seam pockets, and an optional shoulder zip accent.
For my first hoodie, I made the standard hood with a kangaroo pocket and thumbhole cuffs. I used a french terry from Girl Charlee for most of the hoodie, and a blue double brushed poly (DBP) from Knitpop for the kangaroo pockets, thumbhole cuffs, and waistband. I also lined the hood with the DBP to make it extra soft. I did this by first cutting the hood out of both fabrics. Then after sewing the hood together down the center seam, I put the DBP hood inside the french terry hood with wrong sides together and serged all around the outside egdges. After that I continued on with the pattern instructions as they were written.
My favorite part of the pattern is the thumbhole cuffs. The instructions and video are so easy to understand. I am still always amazed every time I make them. If you have never attempted to make thumbhole cuffs, you should! They are so much easier than I would think it would be and it always feels a bit like magic when I turn my finished cuff right side out and see that it worked!
The kangaroo pocket in DBP is so soft and adds a nice touch to the hoodie.
My next hoodie was made out of mint double brushed poly from Knitpop and a plaid cotton spandex from Girl Charlee. Again I made the standard hood and thumbhole cuffs, but decided to try the side seam pockets on this one.
My new hoodies are very comfortable! I will be trying the double hood for my next one, probably with the accent zipper. I am on the search for the perfect fabric for my next version, and I am thinking another french terry.
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