We have a lot of hooded sweatshirts at this house and I've always wondered if I could convert them into something else. There's a boy's shirt contest going on over at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar so I decided to give it a shot. Here's a great way to transform those hooded sweatshirts into a cowl neck pullover!
Start out with a sweatshirt that fits your child (or you!) comfortably with a little extra room because you'll be loosing just a little bit of the width. Make sure the hood fits comfortably over their head. My son normally wears 24 month sized clothes but I used a 2T for this project. *If you are using a different style shirt check out the tips at the bottom of the post.
At this stage you'll want to remove any embellishments like the basketball patch on my sweatshirt above. Next lay the hood flat. If it is unlined like most hoodies you'll cut it twice the final desired so you can fold it in half. Add an additional 1/4" to that measurement for your seam allowance. I cut a strip 4 3/4" for my son's 2T size shirt.
Now you're ready to start sewing! Fold the sweatshirt inside out and pin the seam together. I cut the pockets so they would be 1/2" away from the edge of the shirt. Next, sew along the edge with a 3/8" seam allowance. Start at the bottom so if the shirt shifts at all, at least that part will match up correctly!