In the hood directions, there is a missing line (in red, underlined in bold, below).
Using the smaller 24 inch circular needle, beginning at right
front edge of neck with the right side of work facing you, pick
up the following amounts:
14 (16, 18, 20) sts across right front.
5 (6, 7, 8) sts across top of right sleeve.
18 (20, 22, 24) sts across back neck.
5 (6, 7, 8) sts across top of left sleeve.
14 (16, 18, 20) sts across left front.
Next row- sl 1, k 3, p to within 4 sts of end of row, k 4.
Next row- sl 1, k to end of row.
Work the last 2 rows 2 more times.
Changing to larger 24 inch needle, continue in stockinette stitch,
keeping the first and last 4 stsin garter stitch and slipping the first stitch in every row until
hood measures 8 (8½, 8½, 9) ins, ending after working a
wrong side row.
Bind off all sts, fold hood in half and sew top of head seam.
The seam can also be closed with 3 needle bind off or