A friend suggested a hat with a turned back edge to both show off the dyed-corriedale-tops-with-alpaca yarn I bought from Rose Cottage Handicraft and to go with the cowl.
I found a pattern that fitted the bill in Hats - a Knitter's dozen. It is called Chenille Chapeau and features a smart roll and shallow crown.
It's an easy and enjoyable knit.
I don't think I will keep these for myself. There is enough wool left for another cowl, so I might make one more and keep one of them.
They look good with a neutral top, and the cowl can be worn loose, or tight around the throat, depending on weather.
Thanks, Katherine at Rose Cottage for spinning the lovely wool. It's been a joy to knit and play with.