Hope this helps!! Please let me know if there is anything unclear and I will do my best to change it!
If you do use this I would love to know how it turns out!
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You will need:
4 yards of fabric
Fabric scissors and paper scissors
Either newsprint/newspaper/pattern paper
trace from the hood of a hoodie onto a piece of newsprint.
After you do that, cut it out with paper scisors and measure at a few points 2 inches around the hood.
Play connect the dots to make the final pattern and cut that out!
Now that that is done…
Measure from where the hoodie hood typically hits your forehead (just above the hairline) and measure to where your eyebrows start (mine is 4 inches).
Use this measurement for the half oval.
You will eyeball the length on the bottom.
To measure for your cape, you will need a bit of help. Hold the tape measurer to your shoulder and have someone read off the number at the back of your knee. Add anywhere between 2-5 inches to this length depending on how long you want this to be! (I added 2 inches)
For the cape…
Experiment with the lengths on the front and go with whatever looks good. Leave a hole for your neck and if all else fails, use these measurements (see image)
Use a ruler as a guideline for cutting these out! You don’t want a crooked knight collar!
Fold your fabric in half, matching the selvages and pin on the hood (2 times; one for the outside and one for the lining), the half-oval, and the front of the cape.
After this is cut, you should have 2 half ovals, 2 front capes, and 4 hood sides.
The back cape is a bit more complicated
First open the rest of the fabric and fold it the opposite way than it was for the first cut.
Then place the front cape pattern at the top and from the shoulders measure your desired length. Connect the two points and make a straight line across the bottom. Use a yardstick or straight-edge to make a straight line from the corner of the top to the corner of the bottom and then cut.
*Be sure that when you are sewing, have the right sides of the fabric touching
*Use whatever length of seam allowance you are comfortable with; I used a quarter of an inch
On all of the hood pieces, sew along the back edge.
Then mark the center of the half circles and line it up with the center seam of the hoods. Pin there and sew along the curve. At this point you should have two hoods with a front on them.
Here is the tricky part:
Flip them both so the right sides are out (no seams are showing)
Put the right sides together and sew along the front seams (NOT messing with the bottom! Only sew at the front of the hood!)
Once you get the hoods sewn together, flip it out using the bottom hole and press the seams. Now place the hood to the side, or on your head. You will not need it again until later.
Sew the cape front to cape back with right sides of the fabric together. (you will do this step twice) Only sew at the 3 inch marks on the shoulder so you do not sew your neck shut.
Once these are sewn together, lay the two finished pieces on top of each other with right sides touching each other. Pin all the edges.
TIPS FOR SEWING THIS PART:
-Sew all of the long directions first (including the spaces on the front). This will save your cape from doing an awkward tuck thing at the corners.
-Leave the seams open from your previous stitch if possible; not a huge deal though
((See Image: Sew the green lines first, and then go through and finish the blue lines. Finish by clipping corners))
When that is all done, flip it outwards using the neck hone, and press the seams.
Mark the center of the back of the cape and line it up with both of the hood back seams. Pin the hood on and sew around.
When you get that all sewn on, stitch the remaining edge that isn’t in contact with the hood (if there is any)
When that is done, be a boss in your little hood!