Shrug + Hoodie = Shroodie by Nicole Johnson

Shrug + Hoodie = Shroodie

August 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
This pattern is available for free.

HELPFUL HINT: Most toddlers start off with big heads that they have to grow into. If making a Shroodie for a smaller child, don’t size down the yarn and needles, and make the hood as directed. Do the sizing customization during the sleeve and body construction. Only increase as necessary.

This combination of a shrug with hoodie was made for my dream girl. We live where triple digits aren’t afraid to stick around for weeks at a time, so sun dresses make sense. But, when inside the AC is brrrrr cold. I got so sick of jean jackets that I had to come up with something.

I like the rich texture of garter stitich because even when patterns are perfectly executed they still have that hand made look, which I love. I think hoodies make fancy outfits look funky and fun, and that was my intent when making this dress. This outfit came out exactly how I imagined.

I used a ribbon as a fastener but a loop and button combo would work well too. I’ll try that for myself when making the grown up Shroodie.

This is more like a weekend project that doesn’t take much yarn. Enjoy!