It's a 4-in-1 cowl (looks like a different cowl every quarter turn with the striping puff pattern)
So... in my endeavor to figure out what the heck to make men instead of a scarf, I figured functionality is a big deal - no fuss, not even wrapping around the neck - just slide it over your head and you're good to run~
One night, after seeing the ridiculous photo of a runway series here... http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/01/08/article-2259253-16D099F0000005DC-681_634x744.jpg, it came to me in a dream to make a fairly bulky piece that's easy to put on and take off for functionality.
Better yet, the thought came to mind that if they can own a SINGLE PIECE of accessory that dubbed as multiple different pieces just by the striping pattern, it'd be a bonus they can't resist.
If you live in a cold area, this may just be the quick and easy cowl pattern. I am in sunny so. cal (bahahahaha) and while it does get down to below freezing a handful of times a year, this is overkill. I'll dedicate it to my Mr. Right and the adventures we will go on in the future where I'll be sure coldness is a factor <all suggestions welcome - and yes, since those down under are opposite seasons than us, it'd be fun to plan a trip out to Kangaroo and Koala land lol>
As much as I love the looks of the piece sitting on its own, it looks MUCH BETTER on a model.. I'm convinced
pattern at http://thecrochetlounge.com/2013/02/mr-right-cowl-free-mens-crochet-cowl-pattern/