I made these ages and ages ago when all I wanted was a Malabrigo hit.
The hat pattern is from the Super Cupcake set. I actually made the set at the time. I had two skeins of Malabrigo Worsted from This is Knit. I made the hat first and then the cowl. Even though I went back and made the cowl longer, I still couldn’t get it to cover my neck properly.
In the end, I ripped it out and used the yarn to make Thermis (pictured). I got the buttons about two years ago in the fabric and haberdashery in Blackrock, waaay back when I worked for TIK in the Blackrock market! This pattern I have found much more useful as it covers my neck without creating a lot of bulk under my coat.
I ended up with a surplus of yarn even after knitting a much longer Thermis, so I ripped out the end of the hat and used it to make it longer and slouchier (a la Scot Pilgrim).
I wear these guys all the time with my light beige mac and pleather gloves I found in M&S that match exactly