The very first sweater I ever knit was a hoody. The hood wasn't bad, but it always hung incorrectly, even though it seemed like it was big enough. Fast forward to now, trying to knit a hood yet again.....only this time the trick became clear! Because the front neck-line usually drops down a few inches, the hood will knit up crooked instead of straight up. A few inches of short row shaping totally do the trick! This brings up the fabric above the front neck-line a couple of inches, making it level with the back neck-line. From there on you can knit straight up, no funky hood! Short row shaping, you are my hero!