Rohan hoodie pattern and tutorial

[This tutorial originally appeared on the birch fabrics' blog in November 2013]

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

This hooded top is designed to be worn over a t-shirt. The hood is lined, but you could make the size up and have a fully lined top for a super cosy look!

You will need:

  • 1.5 metres organic cotton fabric in white breasted nuthatch
  • 0.5 metres organic cotton flannel in twigs teal
  • Organic cotton sewing thread
  • hoodie pattern (ages 2-6 years)

[n.b. this is the first time I've made a multi-size pattern that wasn't just for me to use, and it hasn't been extensively tested, so it isn't perfect. Please email me with any feedback so I can make adjustments in the future]

From main fabric cut:

  • 2 sleeves
  • front of top
  • back of top
  • hood

From flannel cut:

  • hood
  • placket (2″ wide by 5.75″ long plus same size medium weight iron on interfacing)

Place front and back pieces right sides facing, shoulders aligned and sew shoulder seam (all seams are 1/4″ unless otherwise stated). Finish with your chosen method.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Put the main hood pieces right sides facing. Sew and finish the main seam. Repeat for lining hood.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Iron interfacing to placket. Mark on interfacing using dressmakers chalk or fabric pencil: 1/4″ line away from top and 1/2″ away from the bottom of placket. now mark a 5″ line down the centre of the placket between these two lines and a line 1/2″ either side of the centre line. draw another line 3/4″ away from the top of placket. mark the centres on either side of this line. Draw a line from these centre marks to the line 1/2″ away from the bottom of the placket. This will give you a nice ‘v’ mark. now join from the top of the ‘v’ to the line that is 1/4″ away from the top of the placket (tricky to describe, but use the photo below, to guide you as well)

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Pin in place (right sides facing) and then sew the placket, catching the top seam allowance (as pictured).

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Sew top to hood.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Pin lining of hood to main hood, right sides facing. sew around front of hood. Cut open placket.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Turn hood, right side out and press. Press the lining hood seam towards hood and fold the lining hood seam allowance under and press. You may also like to sew this in place. Fold placket to wrong side of top and fold under seam allowance for placket. Press and pin in place.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Top stitch around front of hood and placket as one continuous line. Stitch in the ditch along the neck seam.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Attach sleeves to top and finish with your chosen method. Press towards sleeve.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Sew along sleeve and side seams and finish with your chosen method. Press seams towards back of top

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

Fold under Hem of top by 3/4″ press and then fold under 3/4″ again. Top Stitch 1/2″ and 3/4″ away from edge. Repeat for cuffs. or trim 1.5″ from sleeve length and add a 2″ band of contrast material. Press the seam allowance towards sleeve. Now fold the contrast band in half, press and then fold under again so that the seam allowance is concealed and the contrast band sits within the top. Top stitch as above.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

I love the bold graphic print of this design, as a top! I hope you enjoy making your Rohan Hoodie too!

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

This pattern was originally made using the Birch Fabric Fort Firefly collection.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

See the fort firefly version of the hoodie pattern.

12 thoughts on “Rohan hoodie pattern and tutorial

  1. Mary
    December 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Still loving this! I have the pattern printed off and stuck together…now to choose fabric, cut and sew! I’m hoping the holidays will give me time!

    1. thecraftykitty
      December 22, 2013 at 9:39 am

      I’m waiting for the pics, Mary! :)

  2. Lin
    December 22, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Oh you had me at “Rohan!” My nieces need this!

    1. thecraftykitty
      December 22, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Yay!

  3. April 20, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Just what i have been looking for!
    BUT the pdf is not working for me :(
    only the cover page shows and all the rest blank…..HELP

    1. thecraftykitty
      April 23, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Kellie, I have had a handful of people contact me describing such difficulties, it appears to be a bit of a crazy computer type issue and I am still figuring out if there are any specifics to it… in particular there appear to be mac issues… can I suggest in the first instance that you try accessing the pattern from a different computer? If the problems continue, email me and I can send over a copy. Thanks!

      1. Suzanne
        July 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm

        Hello,
        I’m new to this blog but very excited to find it (got here through the Birch Organic fabric site). I had the same problem with the download using Safari but have just tried using Firefox + it worked perfectly. I hope this helps.
        Btw your stuff looks so amazing + for boys too YAY. Now I just need to find the time + space!!
        Thanks!

  4. April 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    This is absolutely adorable! I would love to teach this in my Tots and Bobbins class at my new sewing studio in Colorado Springs! May I use this tutorial and a photo (giving all sorts of adoration and credit to you, of course) on our calendar?

    1. thecraftykitty
      April 23, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Theresa, Please contact me via email info [at] thecraftykitty [dot]co [dot]uk to discuss this and thanks so much for your comment!

  5. Alison
    September 3, 2014 at 4:34 am

    This is a gorgeous pattern. I may have missed it but the sizes don’t seem to be marked on the pdf, are they size 2,3,4,6y? Would love to make one for my son for school.

    1. September 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Hi the smallest size is 2-3 years then 3-4 years, 4-5 years then the biggest size is 5-6 years. I may add that to the pattern when I finish revamping my patterns!

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