I don't like hoods on sweaters. There was a time in my life when I loved hoods. That time was in my teens and early twenties. Now I see them as adolescent. Which makes sense since I liked them....in my adolescence.
Now when I see a sweater in the thrift store that looks great but has a hoodie my heart sinks a little.
I found this American Eagle sweater at Community Aid for $1.50. See the before. It looked great in the front, had a thick but breathable knit, and cute cropped length. But upon further inspection realized that it unfortunately had....a hood. Booo.
So I took it home and quickly discovering that altering a hoodie into a collared sweater is quite simple. And I don't have to be disheartened by cute hooded sweaters any longer.
If you too hate the way hoodies look but love some of the thrift store goodies, check out this tutorial.
1.Measure how much you want to keep (about 5") from the neckline into the hood.
2. Cut off excess hood.
3. Cut off ribbing from excess hood.
4. Attach ribbing to raw edge of sweater collar by laying the ribbing next to the raw edge and use a zigzag stitch.
If the ribbing is too short you can stretch it a little.