How did you add a hood to this?? I am a knitting n00b, and I would love to do that!!
I pretty much knit the pattern as written, until you're supposed to pick up the stitches for the collar ribbing. I picked up stitches around the neck opening like normal, but then I knit back and forth, making a long flap. The flap was garter stich for the first and last 5 stitches, and stocking stitch in between. When I decided the flap was long enough to make a hood from, I bound off. Then you fold the top edge of the flap in half, and sew the edges together. I hope that helps!!!