this book and found a texture (SC/DC #3) that I loved! It is a beginner stitch, but I had never done it before and it worked up very easy and pretty quick!
The book can teach you the stitch (I feel like it might be wrong to put the pattern on here, and the book is awesome, so buy it)... but to create the cowl, I chained 102 and worked the pattern back and forth, not in the round, for 30 rows. Then, I joined the ends together.
Have you been crocheting.. or knitting? I would love to see it... link me!