No need to stress over the planned pooling craze. Just let it happen naturally! I start by chaining 36, sc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next; repeat. Ch2, turn, sc in ch 1 sp, sk 1 sc, sc in next ch; repeat. This is the moss stitch and is repeated until piece measures 17 inches. Add next color and repeat until piece measures 32 -34 inches. Sc around edge ( one or two rows) adding extra on variegated end. Sew solid color end to variegated to form cowl. Sc around edge, add fringe. You can add buttons or flower.