Pattern: Katniss Cross-Body Cowl by Pamela Grice ($5 USD)
Difficulty: The pattern description says this design is for intermediate level crocheters or advanced beginners. I agree; the stitches are relatively simple and don't include much more than knowing how to hdc and increase. The modified popcorn stitch around the cowl's collar is explained in detail, so you won't have any difficulty mastering it with ease.
Notes: The pattern is written for all sizes, though I wish there were more collar sizes for those of us who are in-between. I have broad shoulders, so it doesn't quite cover the area that it should. It doesn't look bad, but I think it would look better on me if there was more "bulk" across the top (if you know what I mean). That said, if I were to make it again, it would be simple to add a few more rows of hdc increases to the cowl and call it a day - not a big deal.
I've also received a few inquiries regarding the garment's construction. It's often hard to decipher what someone is trying to describe in writing, so I've diagrammed the pieces below with step-by-step visual instructions. I hope it helps those of you who have decided to tackle this project with me: