The Woodland Fox is worked seamlessly from the bottom-up with the exception of stitching the head to the body. Everything else, including the ears, limbs and tail, is picked up and knit on.
The unique and new seamless head construction is worked in three sections, the top of the head, the bottom of the head (face section), and the back of the head which forms the bottom section of the hood. I’ve added a photo here on the project that shows how to pick up the stitches at the back of the head to knit the third section that makes the lower part of the hood and chin-strap.
The pattern is included in the Never Not Knitting Press (NNKPress) printed pattern line that is available for yarn shops everywhere.
The Woodland Fox is part of a trio of patterns that includes a tiny hedgehog named Hedgie and the Squirrel with Acorns.
Back of Ear clarified (the instructions are correct in the pattern): There are 7 sts total at the start of the back of the ear.