Comfy Cowl Hoodie – Childs Unisex Hoodie Pattern

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 36 customer ratings
(36 customer reviews)

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  • Super comfy hoodie sewing pattern
  • Unisex and perfect for both boys and girls
  • Suitable for stretch or knit fabrics only
  • Perfect for beginner to intermediate sewistas
  • Optional front pockets
  • Self finishing seams
  • No trim pattern
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Instant download PDF pattern
  • Child sizes newborn to 12 years
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Super comfy and oh so cosy, this child’s unisex hoodie pattern is most excellent for both boys and girls! This is the child’s version but it’s also available as a matching ladies pattern so you can even do matching “Mommy and Me” hoodies! Get the ladies version here. Or get both as a bundle here.

The seams have been cleverly designed to be self-finishing which means all the raw edges are neatly tucked away out of sight. No overlocking or serging required… and no fraying fabric for little hands to pick at!

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on our  Facebook Page here: Comfy Cowl Hoodie

Skill Level – Beginner to intermediate

Sizes – Pattern includes Child sizes newborn to 12 years. See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options – Optional front pocket

Fabrics – Suitable for stretch or knit fabrics only. Not suitable for woven fabrics. Serger/overlocker optional but not required.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

Reviews (36)

36 reviews for Comfy Cowl Hoodie – Childs Unisex Hoodie Pattern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alisa Kozak (verified owner)

    It was so super quick, literally it took me less time to assemble the garment than it did to assemble and cut out the pattern. We went to the mall and got loads of compliments and some asking where i got it. Very professional looking finished product.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melisa Harry (verified owner)

    The cowl is awesome and snugly. You need this pattern. 🙂

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Arthur (verified owner)

    It’s an easy pattern and makes a super cute sweater.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristen Shell (verified owner)

    Easy to follow and construct. It is a great pattern! I loved how easy it was to lines up all the pieces and follow along!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda Maese-Herron (verified owner)

    It so versatile for either gender with many sizes available as well as easy to modify if need be.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Ballou (verified owner)

    This is a great on-trend style for your child that is easy to make and ends up being so comfortable! I love how it turned out and how easy it went together.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela Hamm (verified owner)

    This pattern is a must have. I love a fast sewing like this

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kayla Mattinson (verified owner)

    This pattern is worth it. So easy to follow, and the garment at the end is so cute. Its very versatile, you can do this all in one fabric, 2 fabrics, with the pocket or without. I love it!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anne-Louise Olsson (verified owner)

    Its really flexible, (you) could do a lot with this pattern. I think this is a great base model. Will be using this again, have plans to extend it as dress pattern, and short sleeved.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kate Wright (verified owner)

    Buy it NOW!!!! Fits great, looks great, cowl neck to keep the neck warm (especially if you don’t like actually wearing a hood) and a warm hood for the cooler weather or wind outside. Use a thinner knit fabric for autumn or spring or thicker knits for winter. Love this pattern, great work 🙂

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashley Reuss (verified owner)

    It is such an easy and a fairly quick sew!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jill Auxford (verified owner)

    I love the unique idea for the hood/cowl! Also, great attention to detail with the stitching on the pocket. Definitely get it! 🙂

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bec Munro (verified owner)

    Buy it! You’ll be *high five-ing* yourself when you do!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jamie Nino (verified owner)

    It was an easy pattern from start to finish and comfy to wear! The ease of it and love a pattern that prints in layers.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Hatfield (verified owner)

    Don’t let the fact that this is for knits scare you away from this pattern. It is so easy to make and the kids will love it!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vicky Boucher (verified owner)

    Quick and easy sew. It’s so comfortable and I love it so much!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tori Priest (verified owner)

    The perfect pattern to make a cozy fall sweater with an oversize cowl to keep your neck warm whether it is up or down!!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very cute and easy to put together, love the warmth of the hood.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Erica Nemnich (verified owner)

    This cowl is super comfy and fun. Looks super cute on the baby.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jen Kolar (verified owner)

    This is such a great pattern! You will want to make a bunch of these cozy sweatshirts. The cuffs make it a perfect pattern to size up and get a few years of wear for the kiddo sizes. My children LOVE their Comfy Cowls!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Margaret Snow Layman (verified owner)

    I procrastinated making this because the pocket and hood were both new to me. I don’t know why I worried. I followed the instructions and the pieces went together beautifully. I sometimes want to avoid the ironing, top stitching and other time consuming parts, but the results make it worth it. I can’t wait to make big brother a matching one!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole Librojo (verified owner)

    i love this hoodie for my boys. At first I was not sure if it would suit them, but I’m glad I tried it! the fit was spot on. The instructions were clear and the pattern is well drafted.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ummul Masakin (verified owner)

    I love the fit And the cowl and hoodie are cute together.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Finn (verified owner)

    The comfy cowl has got to be, hands down, my favorite cowl I’ve made. Every single time my kids put them on not only do THEY love it because it’s cozy but also a “hoodie” if they want it, but my husband compliments the design of it… He’s nuts over the dual “sweater” and “hoodie” aspect! My oldest loves it so much she went out of her way to point out several times that this is exactly the kind of shirt she had been asking me for over the past week. Off I go, to make some more! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the comfy cowl! It’s a BIG hit for us!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cara Girven (verified owner)

    The Comfy Cowl Hoodie lives up to its name…it’s so comfy! The way the cowl/hood is done is so ingenious, and there are so many ways you can style it. The fit is perfect as well, slightly fitted so it’s not boxy, but loose enough for a relaxed feeling. I would definitely recommend this as a great addition to your fall wardrobe.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emily Schimelfenyg (verified owner)

    I love the Comfy Cowl! So cozy and cute and a pretty fast sew.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Nicholas (verified owner)

    The Comfy Cowl though is one that looks amazing on my son, without any hacking required. He loves that it has “a hat” (the hood) and a pocket. I love that he looks more stylish and less like I’m letting him run around in his PJ’s.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jess Boaz-Head (verified owner)

    This is an amazing fall/winter staple! It’s super cute with the hood up or down and it provides tons of warmth.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nici Ivey (verified owner)

    I made one of these for my little girl who is always cold. It was fairly simple to put together. I was a little surprised at the amount of fabric it took for such a small hoodie, but that cowl hood is so worth it! So cute!!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Magda Rindmo (verified owner)

    Good pattern, fairly easy to make. Love the results!

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adriana Benitez (verified owner)

    This pattern is well written, easy to sew, and adorable. It fits my children so well too. I love this pattern!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chubs Pineda (verified owner)

    Comfy Cowl is so quick and easy to assemble. I made one for my boy and it was perfect for a windy autumn days.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Xuan Nguyen (verified owner)

    The Comfy Cowl is really a great staple for a children’s wardrobe, it’s a quick and really easy sew that you can use for both boys and girls. The possibilities for styling this hoodie is limitless and it has pockets!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kerry Wallman (verified owner)

    This pattern is very straightforward. The cowl hood is super cozy and lays nicely. Some other patterns I’ve done with a cowl option can look weird when it gathers around the neck, but this one is different. Great in the itty bitty sizes – it’s fun that baby can match mama!

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brehan Adcock

    So far I have made 11 of these gorgeous hoodies. This pattern is my go-to for a quick, stylish, kids gift! The cowl is cozy, the hood is ginormous and totally keeps their little heads warm.
    It takes about an hour total to cut out and sew and the sizes really run true to measurements.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nadia Fovakis (verified owner)

    Easy quick sew producing a fun, practical garment.

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