I knitted a cowl to match my hat. I used the same cable pattern as the star crossed slouchy beret, just knitted it even (without increases or decreases). There are a few more notes on my Ravelry link.
It was a super quick knit and I just love it.
But I lost the hat.
My mother and father stopped by to spend some time with us before leaving for overseas--they are off to live at their place in Thailand for four or five months.
I was planning to knit my mother a hat so I showed her mine to check the sizing. After trying it on, she immediately tucked it into her purse saying something like, "oh, this is exactly what I want, the color and everything." And just like that, I am down one winter hat.
I'm certainly not cross. I can't think of a higher compliment than someone taking one of my handknits quite literally off of me to keep for themselves. And besides, it looks darling on her. And she did give birth to me. But I'm hiding my cowl.