Pattern Construction for Hoods
Hoods are omnipresent and totally in trend. It is worn not only for practical reasons, to protect against wind and weather, but also for fashion considerations. Usually hoods are worn on coats, jackets or anoraks and of course on casual hoodies
The history of the hood
Hood (first around 1500) is a name for a garment that wraps around the head. In ancient times it was found among Persians, Parthians and Scythians. Since the Bronze Age (1800-720 BC) the hood was attached to a throw-over coat, the hood coat. Greek phallus figures also show a hood cape. In the early Iron Age a hood made of fur served miners as protection, celt. Kukka (one of the oldest testimonies of working clothes). In the 14th century it was highly fashionable for men in the form of a collar hood, the Gugel. To this day it has been preserved as a fool’s cap in carnival costumes, but also in peasant folk costumes. Hooded coats or capes were preserved in various forms as travel and weather coats, for example in the 18th century in the Roquelaure and in women’s hooded caps, in the middle of the 19th century in the fashionable Burnus. [from: Reclams Mode- und Kostümlexikon, Ingrid Loschek].
Pattern construction for various hoods
In the e-dossier Pattern Making Hoods you will find instructions on how to construct 13 different types of hoods.
Pattern Construction for close-fitting hood
(an excerpt from the book Patternmaking for Jackets and Coats)
- 1–2 Neck width plus the amount the neckline is lowered at the centre front
- 2–3 30–34 cm, depending on the desired design and the overhead measurement Square out to the left from all points
- 3–4 26 – 28 cm
- 2–2a 1.5 cm
- 2a–5 Length of the back neckline minus 0.5 cm
- 5–6 3 – 4 cm for the dart or pleat
- 5–7 2 cm
- 6–8 2 cm
- 8–9 Length of the front neckline; connect 9 and 4. Draw the neckline of the hood.
- 10 Half of 3–4
- 11 Half of 2–3. Draw the hood shape and the dart as shown in the picture.
Pattern Construction for Loose-fitting hood
- 1–2 Neck width plus the amount the neckline is lowered at the centre front plus 4 – 5 cm
- 2–3 30–36 cm, depending on the desired design and the overhead measurement.
- For the pattern construction up to point 8, see figure 130.
- 8–9 Draw the neckline of the hood. Transfer the length and shape of the front neckline to the hood.
- Connect 9 and 4. Draw the hood shape and the dart as shown in the picture.
Hood with styleline
Instructions for Pattern Construction of Ladies' Fashion
Hood shapes for men’s fashion
You can find pattern constructions for the hoods for men’s fashion in the book HAKA Schnittkonstruktionen Jacken
The pattern sheet contains two blouson jackets for children in sizes 98-140.
- Print Version
Further instructions for pattern construction and finished patterns for jackets with hoods, hoodies or hooded caps can be found in our online shop.