A few months ago I found this great hoody pattern on Ravelry for my son. If you’ve been looking for a free pattern that will fit your child and that is easy enough, this one’s probably the best you can find.
I crocheted this sweater in less than 3 weeks, taking advantage of nap times and evenings in front of the TV. I used a great quality yarn, Cascade Superwash 220 Sport Merinos wool. While I had to work with a different gauge than what the pattern dictated, it still ended looking great.
The hood was probably the trickiest past for me to do, and I really have no idea why. I also added a few rows and stitches for the sleeves, as they looked quite small even if my son is on the skinny side.
I did not follow the instructions for the front pouch, which maybe I should have, as mine is square instead of decreasing at the top.
If I had to do it all over again, I’d probably add a little more red, have either 2 stripes or a larger one, and include a little flash of red in the sleeves.
Overall, it’s a great pattern and I might use it again someday.
Link to the free pattern: