Using a combination of patterns I found on Ravelry.com, I created this super-warm hat and cowl for my sister, who lives in West Virginia. I think it's still pretty warm there, as it is everywhere else this winter, but this should do the trick on her coolest night out.
These items were both knit on size 11, 16" circular needles using Lion Brand Wool Ease Quick & Thick yarn in Lemongrass. I made the hat in the morning and the cowl in the afternoon. The pattern is a basic rib trim and stockinette stitch body. The lace pattern on the hat is as follows: Row 1: K2, YO, KKS Row 2: YO, KKS, K2. Repeat as many times as you like to achieve the look you want.