Here is the finished cowl- I'm pretty happy, because I shirked a pattern (couldn't find one basic enough!) and knitted a tube of plain knitting. Sure, it messes the hair up when I put it on and off, but my neck will be super toasty. And I'm sure it will stretch.
I used Zara Plus. And got it at the shop in the link.
bn(but i'm sure she told me it was 10ply, hmm)
And there'll be a beret too- knitted flat and sewn up, just like i like it!
Oh, I've ditched the footy beanie, that'll be bought, boring!