Adding a hood

Hi… I have a pattern for a cardigan that has a ribbed collar. I was thinking of simply extending that collar to make a hood. Is that the right way of doing it?


:thinking: You could do that in theory, but there are other elements to consider as well. What about decs&incs in order to shape the hood? What about shaping for the front of the neck? Depending on the pattern you’re using, the alterations could be simple or complex. I’m not well versed in pattern altering, but maybe if you posted a link to a pic of the sweater you’re talking about, those more skilled in alterations can give more accurate suggestions/tips/thoughts … :thinking:

What I usually do if I want to alter a pattern is find one that has the element I want as a guideline. I would find a hooded pattern and adapt it from there.