I love the buttons I've found for these.
Some of them just slip over the head.
This were the crochet project for 2008 for me.
I couldn't get enough of the cowl scarves!
You can use any hook size, yarn or stitch you like, just going by the measurements. I found this online and I have forgotten where, but I changed so many things it might as well have been my own. I did a sc so it would be nice and tight for cold weather.
I ended up using about two and a half balls of med. weight yarn
Scarf – 6" wide by 84" long before fringe
Chain 30+2 turning ch (or you can chain as long as you want the scarf to be and work it length wise instead of widthwise)
Row 1 – HDC in 3rd ch from hook and each chain across, ch 2, turn.
Row 2-? HDC in each stitch across, ch 2 turn. Continue till your scarf is as long as you want it. I didn't put any fringe on the one pictured above and below. End off and weave ends.
Hood – 11" wide by 24" long
Ch 95+2 turning ch (or till your chain is about 24 inches long), turn.
Row 1-? - Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each stitch acroos. Ch 2, turn.
Continue till you have a rectangle measuring 24 in long by 12 inches wide. Finish off.
Fold hood piece in half (lengthwise) and whip stitch (or sc) together down the back.
Fold scarf in half, lay hood piece just above it so the seam meets up with where your scarf is folded, then carefully unfold the scarf, then the hood. Pin together, and whipstitch. I suggest starting from the middle and whipstitch out to the sides. It takes longer, but makes everything even in the end.
Weave all ends.
Here's the first one I made.
I've made a handful of these but have no pics to show. I've put fringe on one by DC two rows of fringe.