How best to alter a hoody to accommodate a big head?

(7 Posts)
Squirrelfruitandnutkin Thu 14-Jul-16 16:35:19

Ds has a big head. The school sports hoody arrived and even though I ordered big he is struggling to get his head through the hole! 😬 And it's a tesco embroidered one so I doubt I can return it!

I'm fairly handy with a needle and thread so could adjust it - just not sure of the neatest/ best way to go about it.

Any advice?

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VioletBam Fri 15-Jul-16 01:22:00

Is it a pullover one? If so, I'd slit the front neck centre a little bit and hem it. Only a couple of cm.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Fri 15-Jul-16 12:02:56

Yeah a pullover one. Slit sounds like a good idea but the 2 edges of the hood overlap in the middle of the neck line iyswim. So not completely straight forward

VioletBam Sat 16-Jul-16 00:22:16

Can you put a pic on?

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 16-Jul-16 08:19:58

Not a great pic

VioletBam Sat 16-Jul-16 13:01:59

Right. I would stretch it and stretch it by hand. I'd sit pulling and pulling...it will give you more space...force it over your own head...pull it until it stretches.

It COULD be alteredif you unpick that fold area at the front, snip the opening a bit deeper and then sew it neatly back together. To be honest, it's the sort of thing I'd "feel" as I went. It's dark and thick so you're not going to ruin it.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 16-Jul-16 17:25:09

Thanks violet!

Ds' head is the same size as mine so might need dh's big head for the stretching! I suspect the machine stitches won't have enough give in them 😬

A rugby style top would have been a much better idea for PE! 🙄 Much easier to get off!

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