For this cowl, I used acrylic (85%) and mohair (15%) yarn. I made a test swatch Friday afternoon, which took about 20 minutes. This afternoon and evening, I made the cowl. Because this yarn has little fibers everywhere that stick out to make it fuzzy, you can't undo past a few stitches if you make a mistake. I had to cut my yarn at one point (about 1/8 of the way through) and restart.
Pattern: um...I just...made it. There was no pattern. I did, however, learn the stitch yesterday from this how-to video. I used thin acrylic/mohair yarn, but used two strands instead of one (from separate skeins) to make it a little bulkier than a single strand allowed. *Also, crochet the first row of broomstick right into the starting chain. Do not single crochet along the chain first before starting the broomstick rows (you'll have a stretched out beginning end if you do).
I used a 6.00mm hook for the broomstick lace part, and single-crocheted along the two edges (but not the two ends) with a 10.00mm hook. This gave it a more finished look.
I made this cozy cowl for a friend whose birthday is on Tuesday. I hope she likes it! (And I hope the blue buttons match her blue winter hat.) She doesn't know I made this for her. We're planning to drop it off at her house tomorrow as a surprise. ('Cause who doesn't like a handmade early birthday surprise?)