You guys know we go fishing (maybe) and you know I usually make raingear for the kidlets (perhaps). This year, I decided to make rain hoodies. I’m tired of said kidlets not bothering to zip up said raingear and getting all wet anyway. So this year, kidlets get windproof, waterproof hoodies! I made this a few sizes two large so that a fleece jacket can go underneath. It’s not usually too cold out there, but it is wet and windy often. I usually make a size R (smallest adult size), and this hoodie is a size T. I made a prototype for me first to see if I wanted to crank out several for kidlets. I love mine so I hope they love theirs. I had to make these photos quite a bit brighter so you can see the Polartec PowerStretch fabric. It’s very thin with almost a sweatshirt-like drape.
Here are a couple of the ones I made. Most have this black ribbing. The one with the heart has a black knit for binding. It doesn’t stretch as well as the ribbing so the bottom is more bunched up that the other one.
Another Jalie winner (of course). This will be a great pattern for when the kids go back to school. My son is always cold and he will love some made out of polartec and the merino wool. And it’s a great canvas for stencil art and embroidery!