I am obsessed with hoodies and beanies and gloves, so it was about time I made my own hoodie... but of course, it should never be as simple as that.
I wanted to make myself a fox beanie like the one I made for my son, but I always end up giving (or selling) everything. This was the first project I ever made for myself.. and I feel absolutely awful about it. :)
I had only made a REAL garment once before, so having some frame of reference was necessary. I found a hoodie pattern called "Reverse Stripe Hoodie" in the Fall 2006 issue of Vogue Knitting's KNIT.1 I ended up altering it so much that the only thing I really stayed true to was the number of stitches on my needle at CO and BO of every piece. I changed it to stockinette on the flipside, worked some intarsia for the belly, fair isle for the sleeves, and ended up making it a little more shaped to my body than what the pattern instructed. AND OF COURSE...
Since I have had so many inquiries on it, I will get around to remaking it to write up the pattern to share with my fellow knitting/crocheting fools out there, but I don't plan to stop at the Fox Trot.. I've also been itching to make a Panda.