This almost-seamless cardigan is worked from the bottom up, including the hood. The textured fabric and weight of this garment makes it suitable for fall or spring, and not too hot for those with mild winters. Use a slightly heavier yarn at gauge for a warmer sweater. Hood is shaped to fit the curve of the head, accentuated with ears on top! Instructions to skip ears included as well. Size up for a roomier fit. Shown in size 18 months. Check out the coordinating Sugar Bear Cocoon and Sugar Bear Hat patterns.