The Halftime Hoodie by 5 out of 4 Patterns:


Hey guys, Maryanna here. I know a lot of us sew for ourselves or our little ones but the men in our lives love handmade too! At least my husband does and he had requested a new hoodie for this winter. The last hoodie I made him was five years ago so it was time. The Halftime Hoodie by 5 out of 4 Patterns is perfect for him.

The simplicity of this hoodie makes it a quick sew. There are several options available to customize your hoodie. Hood or crew neck, regular cuffs or thumbhole cuffs and regular size pocket or oversized pocket are the choices. I went with hooded, regular cuffs and regular pocket. If the men in your life have larger hands, you will probably want to use the oversized pocket.

I let my husband chose his own fabric and used a french terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics for everything except the hood lining. I did the hood lining in navy cotton lycra. I had to get my niece’s husband to model this one for me since I had to evacuate for Hurricane Irma and my husband is back in the Keys while I’m waiting for power and internet to be restored. Their build is the same so the medium that I made for my husband fits him as well. I’m excited to get back home and see how my husband likes his new hoodie. Nothing says this pattern is just for men either. I’m thinking about sewing up one for myself.


Laura's Version:

Hello Fall!  We are finally seeing slightly lower temps (at least in the morning, lol!) and my son has asked for something WITH sleeves!  Most of the time we are a “short sleeves only” family, so I was a little surprised with his request.

I could not have been happier that he liked the look of the Halftime Hoodie by 5 out of 4 Patterns.  This will be great to wear while waiting for the bus in the morning and not take up too much room in his backpack in the afternoon.

His only (odd?) request was that there be no band at the bottom, lol. So, no band. (But guess what?  He WANTS the band on the next one.)  This version has the hood, plain cuffs (You can choose to add thumb holes if you wish.), and the larger kangaroo pocket.  

We went with a slightly stretchy fleece for the main and a subtle print for the accent pieces.

I’m not sure if you can tell by the pictures, buy he loves it and is looking forward to the next one.

I’m sure this will be a go-to piece in his closet. What do you love to sew for cooler weather?