And then all of a sudden--it starts to snow! Or rain! Or the temps drop unexpectedly! Or you feel like you are ready to joust with whoever wants to joust with you?
Then your cowl becomes your armor.
I kind of love this, and I kind of want to make more. I don't recall what the yarn is but it took about 100 grams of SOMETHING that was DK ish. It is longer in the back and covers my neck and I wish it was raining right now so I could test it out!