Rohan hoodie pattern and tutorial

Before you read any further… I know that there are some issues with the pattern. It is an old pattern and is temperamental due to the way it was put together. I’m in the process of redoing the pattern and expanding the size range etc. It will be done eventually-promise!!

[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.

37 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


  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

        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!!

  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!

      1. Jan L
        November 23, 2015 at 6:16 pm

        I am wondering exactly what sizes are on what lines for the Rohan hooded shirt.. Please let me know ASAP. Thank You! Jan L

  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!

  6. November 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Made this from fleece today and worked great. The only trouble I had was with the placket – I was fine as far as the pictures went but I think I bodged it a bit as I really didn’t get the bit after you cut it and where the fabric goes! I love the pattern though and so does my son!! I have been looking for a hoodie pattern for ages and this is great and so user friendly. Many many thanks! ( I posted my result here –

  7. christina
    December 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Im having issues getting the pattern. I do not have a mac it opens another window then just doesnt load anything.

  8. Carolina Gulinck
    December 16, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Lovely hoodie!
    But I can’t download the pattern =(
    I don’t have a Mac computer so I suppose that shouldn’t be the issue.
    The link leads to an empty page. Would it be possible to send it by email?

    Thanks a lot!

    1. Carolina Gulinck
      December 16, 2014 at 1:43 am

      *Comment update*

      I think the problem is the browser… I tried opening it with Mozilla Firefox and it worked as a charm =)

      1. Christina
        December 16, 2014 at 1:52 am

        Thank you Firefox worked great!

        1. Carolina Gulinck
          December 17, 2014 at 1:10 am

          Don’t mention it =)
          It was a pleasant surprise

  9. Elizabeth Welk
    December 17, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I’ve tried getting the pattern on both Chrome and Firefox and I get it on neither. I’d love to make this for my son. If there’s any way I can get the pattern, I’d love it.

    1. Elizabeth Welk
      December 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Nevermind. Apparently it saved it correctly from Chrome even with nothing showing on the pdf. Thank you for the pattern!

  10. Jen
    January 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I would love to see this in adult sizes (for me!) — any plans to make them available?

    1. January 12, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Possibly! I need to finish redoing my old patterns alongside a few new ones first!

  11. Lauren
    January 14, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Are seam allowances included in the pattern, or do I need to add them? By the way, I emailed you earlier to see if you could email me the pattern, but I got it to download using a different browser (I was using Chrome, but it worked on Safari). So, no need!

    1. March 8, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Lauren,

      Not sure if I replied to your email or not. Yes seam allowances are included in the pattern.

  12. tasha
    February 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    can you make it bigger? for 8 year old boy?

    1. March 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Tasha,

      As part of the pattern revamp I will be expanding the size range :)

  13. paola
    March 23, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    tengo problemas para descargar patrón , solo sale en blanco ..ayuda!!! =D

  14. Elizabeth
    April 19, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Maybe I’m just slow but that whole hood and placket part made no sense to me at all.

  15. April 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    hi i love this hoddy and would love to make it but the when i down loaded the pattern the pages were blank? has this pattern been take off?

  16. Jan L
    November 10, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I want to know what sizes are for the Rohan hoodie sweatshirt. I see there are different lines but what sizes are they? Please let know ASAP. Thanks Jan L

  17. February 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Would this work in all flannel?

  18. Lisa
    October 21, 2018 at 7:32 am

    I absolutely love this pattern. Will be making for my little 4 year old very soon. Just wondering if you managed yo do a pattern for bigger sizes. Only i have a 10 year old i need to make this for as him and his brother like to wrar the same things ha ha ha.
    Thanks for the pattern. X

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