I admit, it’s been a while since I updated you on the sweater situation (almost a month-eek!). I’ve been busy with some dog stuff, some quilting, and generally catching up with other projects around the house (I even tried my hand at some very simple woodworking- I made a slightly wobbly window seat for the dog!).
But, I’m back on track with my husband’s sweater, and have the hood all finished!
I actually went off-pattern for this hood, because if you remember, the one outlined by the pattern was a little, well, big:
Instead, I based the shape of the hood off of my husband’s favorite hoodie. I measured the height of the hood from the neck to the crown. This was the total height of my finished hood. Then, I measured the hood from the neck to the start of the head-shaped curve. This was how far I would knit before starting my decreases.
The hood ended up looking like this:
I picked up stitches from the neck, and knit even (in pattern) for about 8 inches. Then, I marked the center back of the hood and started decreasing on either side of the mark. At first I decreased every fourth round, then every other round, then right at the top of the head, I decreased every round. Finally, I grafted the hood together at the top of the head to make a seamless-looking hood that fits my husband (almost) perfectly.
Next, I’ll start working on the button band, once I get up the energy to pick up all those stitches!
Have you ever changed a part of a pattern? What did you change and why?