I have been using the hoodie pattern from the Clothes Kids Love book by Nancy Langdon and Sabine Pollehn, for a few years now and it is a favourite. There are a bunch of easy to follow choices for custom designing your version...short sleeve, long sleeve, side panels, different hoods and they have a large size range. It is truly a must have book if you are a sewing mama. We love the simple pixie hood version. Top pic is a cosy olive green merino and above, (on his plane he just designed and built by himself) is a pixie hoodie in a super soft merino-cotton blend. Recognise the fabric?!
Like this. Fancy huh.
The little guy has worn his new hoodies every day and has requested two more: Success!
(If daunted, enter 'twin needle tutorial' into Youtube.com and you'll be away. )