With two little girls at bath time now, I've needed to make some more hooded towels, so I took pictures as I went in case you'd like to make some, too!
What you need:
2 full size bath towels
1 hand towel
(I used 2 bath towels and 2 hand towels so they would match)
1. Fold your hand towel in half like a hamburger (not a hot dog...) and cut it into 2 halves.
4. Find the center of the towel (long-wise) and the center of the bottom of the hood and pin them together with about 1 inch overlapping. Make sure the pretty side of the bath towel is facing you and the back of the hood faces you, too. I like the overlap because it gives some strength to the joined towels.
5. Using a zig zag stitch, sew along the four sides of the rectangle created by the joining of the hood and towel with the 1" overlap.
I usually do the edge along the bath towel first, then flip it over and do the 2 short sides and the edge of the hand towel next.
You can always pretty these up with trim or fabric!
I found these fluffy striped bath towels at Walmart and bought a bath towel and hand towel of each color so they could each have the stripes. There was plenty of towel left over to make a couple of bath mitts to add to our wash cloth collection!
1. Fold the towel in half with right sides together and trace your hand with a fabric marker. Be sure to add a 1" seam allowance and flare out quite a bit at the wrist to give your hand room to go in.