Ahoy there! A few fellow pirates convinced me (because that took a whole ton of arm twisting…not!) today to hack a new Patterns for Pirates patterns to add a hood. Since I have no hair, my head gets cold easily, which then means all of me gets cold easily. Which means….I like hoods. They keep my head warm. When I’m warm, I’m happy πŸ™‚


This brings me to this amazing pattern! This cardigan hugs my body is all the write places, is seriously versatile. This Cardigan can be made is nearly every knit fabric for anything from a formal bolero style card to a warm, cozy, snuggle-by the fire cardigan with a hood to keep you toasty on cold and snowy winter nights.

So a few of the awesome ladies over at the Patterns for Pirates Facebook page were wanting a hood on their cardigans. I have recently become a hobbyist hacker…of sewing patterns. I love to mash them, mix and match them, mod them, etc. So I thought this would be the perfect challenge. Geneva thought otherwise when I went to make the video the first time….

So I tried again after she fell asleep πŸ˜›

If you have any questions, ask away!! <3 Pictures of the finished product to come soon!




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I am a budding portrait photographer who spent the last 7 years as a photographer and journalist in the Marine Corps. I have always wanted to be a successful photographer outside of the Marine Corps, so I am giving it a go!

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  1. Hi Kelly! Thanks for the tutorial! I have two questions for you: 1) do you think it possible to put the band on the outside of the hood and 2) which hood pattern did you use? Thanks!! πŸ™ƒ

    • Using the process I described you do end up with the band outside the hood when it is all finished, so it looks like the sweater with a hood coming from the inside. I added some extra photos to one of the threads in the group and I will add more here when I get a chance to take better photos…hopefully tonight!

      I started with the hood from the New Horizons Vermont Cardigan, added a bit of height for extra drape. This hood was designed to follow a dipping neckline as well, so it needs little adjustment to fit well. πŸ™‚

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