Summit Peak Hoodie

by | Oct 16, 2017 | Boys, Clothing | 0 comments

Nut#1 LIVES in hoodies during the winter.  He changes his shirt every day, but wears a zip up hoodie over top constantly.  So I jumped at the chance to test the New Horizon Designs Summit Peak Hoodie.  The hoodie came together really well and I have many more planned.Cowl Hoodie

Recently my son has been very diligent about combing his hair nicely each day and last winter complained about things messing up his hair.  So I signed up for the zip-up version of the Summit Peak Hoodie.

Cowl HoodieFlat Pattern

The sleeves for this hoodie are not cut on the fold.  The grading looks even and includes notches to help match up the back of the sleeve to the back piece.  Grainlines, pocket placement lines, and drawstring hole placements are included as well as pattern pieces for the cuffs and band.


My photos are from version 1.  The final version raises the front of the hood (closest to the chin) around 3/4″ so the ‘cowl’ overlaps the face a little more.  The zipper in my version tends to make the cowl flop down anyways.  And my zipper ended up slightly too small so there is a slight gap at the top of my zipper.

I made a size 14 graded to size 12 in height.  Which is partly why my zipper ended up too short.  I used the zipper length for size 12, but should have stuck to the bigger size.  I also forgot to grade the sleeves to a size 12 length but I’m really happy with that since he tends to have long arms.  I wouldn’t change anything about the fit.

Cowl HoodieStyle

This is a raglan style hoodie with princess seams in the front and a tall cowl hood.  Since the hood is a cowl style hood, it is meant to cover the face just slightly.  My son does not seem to be bothered by this at all.  The pattern includes instructions for a drawstring in the hood or without a drawstring.

One of the unique details of this pattern is the pockets placed in the princess seams.  Not only does it make for great color blocking, but putting your hands in the pockets in very comfortable.  I love how my TAMI Revolution Hoodie looks with the side seam pockets.  The Front is clean lines.  But when I put my hands in the pockets, it feel like I’m pulling the hoodies funny. I don’t love how kangaroo pockets look, but the pocket placement is comfortable.  The pockets on the Summit Peak Hoodie are a nice middle ground.  Comfortable, but hidden.  Plus, in the pullover version the pockets connect just like a kangaroo pocket.  I’m excited to try that version.

My fabric is mostly french terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  The circuit board print on the front is part of the Club line, as is the stripe cotton lycra peeking out of the pocket and hood.  My son always asks for solids, so this was as wild and crazy as I could go for, but I like how it turned out and so does he.  The heather Olive french terry is also from Raspberry Creek Fabrics (looks like its currently sold out) but the heathered gray french terry is from Simply by Ti.  The bands are my 12 oz. cotton Lycra from Nick of Time Textiles.

Cowl HoodieOpinion

I think this is a great pattern and I plan to make many more.  I really want one myself!  I can see this being great in athletic fabrics as well as traditional french terry.  And the zip-up version also makes less stretchy sweatshirt fleece a comfortable option too.  Cowl Hoodie




  • Pattern: Summit Peak Hoodie
  • Designer: New Horizons Designs
  • Style: Raglan sleeve Cowl Hoodie
  • Fabric: I used French Terry
  • Size Range: 12mo-16
  • Size made: 14 width blended to 12 height
  • Lengths: 1 but there are options for a pullover and zippered front
  • Sleeve lengths: 1 – Long
  • Sleeves cut on Fold: No
  • Alterations/Hacks: No
  • Clear Instructions: Easy to follow with illustrations, however the pockets for the pullover were tricky for most people in testing (I did not make this version so I don’t have experience)
  • Seam Allowance: 3/8″
  • Layers: yes
  • Trimless: Yes
  • Dislikes or desired changes? None
  • Sew again?  Yes!  I’m planning one for my son’s halloween costume, one for my daughter, and I may even try to squeeze into the size 16 to make one for myself.
  • Would you recommend it to others? Yes.

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