Get ready for perhaps one of the coolest, most unique kids’ patterns to be released ever! The Knight Hoodie by Charming Doodle
I first saw teasers of this pattern on Instagram just before its release, and I wanted it so bad! But I had so many other things to sew, I just hadn’t gotten around to grabbing the pattern yet. Enter Perfect Pattern Parcel #4. I was so very excited to see that the Knight Hoodie was included as the bonus pattern. I mean, this thing is so perfect in its details, and it’s just so fun! Who wouldn’t want a super comfortable hoodie that also just so happens to make you look like you’re wearing a suit of armor?!
I found this really cool, heavy, metal door that I wanted to do the photos in front of. But it creeped Jonas out. He refused to put his back to it at all when he was standing in front of it. Crazy kid. So we moved to a less threatening wall. But seriously, how cool is that door?!
And how cool is this hoodie?
Jonas is wearing the size smaller than the chart suggests for him (I’ll explain why in a minute), if that gives you an indication of fit. As is, the fit is perfect on him, but he’d outgrow this in a couple of months. So I’d definitely recommend sticking to the chart and make a roomier hoodie your kid can grow into a bit, and that you can layer.
I love the silhouette of the hood. That mohawk, armor plate, and face mask are all just genius and so fun. I think next time I’ll add interfacing to all the armor pieces, so they are a bit more stiff. The pattern calls for buttons to add as faux rivets to the hoodie, to make things even more authentic-looking. I went with cover buttons, like you find on the notion wall in a kit, and left them uncovered. It was a lot less money than regular metal buttons, and the look is pretty awesome. Especially since I didn’t grab a full kit with the finishing tool, and ended up having to use pliers to close the buttons, that scuffed and dented things up. Battle scars!
I lined the hood and added binding around the inside seam, wanting things to look finished and clean.
The Knight Hoodie, like the rest of the patterns included in this package, is fantastic for boys. But it also rocks for girls. Truth? This one is for my niece’s fifth birthday. But that doesn’t happen for another week, so Jonas agreed to model it for me so we could keep it a surprise from his cousin. I am so excited to give it to her! Her favorite color is blue, and she has a fantastic imagination. I know she’s going to love this.
I also added some more detailing to the back. I found an image for a shield from Lego Knights, and sketched it out onto some of the grey knit, cut it out, then appliquéd it to the jacket. I had to shorten the shoulder armor in the back by a few inches to make it all fit, but I think it’s super cool.
The Knight Hoodie is the bonus pattern included in the Perfect Pattern Parcel, Boy Edition!. The parcel is only available through Friday ONLY! You name the price (really, truly), and at a certain price point, the Knight Hoodie gets thrown in with the rest of the parcel. The package includes: Maxwell Top by Shwin Designs – Jet Pack by Betz White – Schoolboy Vest by Sew Much Ado – Small Fry Jeans by Titchy Threads – Zippy Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns. Go check it out and grab it while you can!