Hatteras/Halifax Crossover Hood Tutorial

Happy 2018 everybody!  Brittney is here to kick off the year with what might be the most requested modification tutorial we get!  She’s sharing a step by step tutorial for eliminating the slit neckline on the Hatteras or Halifax hoodie.  This will leave you with just a traditional round neckline and a crossover hood.  Take it away Brittney!
Hatteras/Halifax Crossover Hood Tutorial
This is one of my favorite Hey June mods, it’s so quick and easy! I love the Hatteras and Halifax as is, but let’s face it, I tend to be lazy… So I figured this would be a good hack to share.Hatteras/Halifax Crossover Hood Tutorial
Starting with the view a front bodice, mark 1 1/2″ down from the center neckline.  Keeping the shoulder the same, connect the mark and the shoulder with a slight curve.
Hatteras/Halifax Crossover Hood Tutorial
Add 1 1/2″ to the center of the hood.  You can use computer paper to connect your pieces, but I always have freezer paper kicking around so that’s what I’m using here.  I like to line my hoods, the directions are on page 4 of the Hatteras and 5 of the Halifax.  Do not to take the 1/2″ off the front as directed otherwise the hood will not cross over.  If you want the front of the hood just to meet at the center front neckline, follow the directions to take off 1/2″.
Hatteras/Halifax Crossover Hood Tutorial
Mark the center front and center back on the neckline.  Starting at the center back, pin the hood right sides together with the neckline.  Without stretching the hood, it should cross over the center front.  Repeat on the opposite side. Be careful when sewing the hood at the center front, make sure all the layers are being sewn.
Hatteras/Halifax Crossover Hood Tutorial
Flip the hood right sides out and give the seam a nice steam.
Sew the rest of the pattern according to the instructions.  Hatteras/Halifax Crossover Hood Tutorial
Hatteras/Halifax Crossover Hood Tutorial
Thank you so much for sharing this Brittney!  Love those leather patches on the kangaroo pockets too!  Now go forth and sew all the hoodies, and be sure to follow Brittney for more crazy awesome inspiration – she’s the most prolific sewist I know!

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4 thoughts on “Hatteras/Halifax Crossover Hood Tutorial

  1. Reply
    Tanya Karolia
    March 12, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Hi ladies, I’d love to make this hack – am I correct in assuming I use the kids hatteras and the adult Halifax for the hood?

  2. Reply
    Tanya Karolia
    March 15, 2018 at 1:05 am

    Sorry ladies, one more silly question… do I need to make the neckline bigger if I was using view B?

    • Reply
      March 15, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      That neckline is already bigger, so you’d have to raise it or make the hood bigger. I hope I understood the question correctly!

  3. Reply
    March 6, 2020 at 5:43 am

    How much should the hood overlap? I followed the instructions using an unlined hood and don’t have enough to overlap unless I stretch the hood, trying to figure out where I went wrong!

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