2) Ch2, insert hook through 2nd ch from hook and YO/pull through. Repeat until you have 6 loops on hook, then pull through all. Chain to tighten.
Pull up your active loop to get some looseness, then insert hook through the "eye" of the star. Insert hook through the cluster, then next 3 loops until you have 6 loops on hook. YO and pull through all, ch1. For better explanations
on star stitch, see these (note that sometimes they chain 3 to start whereas I chained 2, it doesn't really matter as long as you end up with the right number of stitches.)
1HDC in final stitch. Ch1 and turn.
3)Skip 1st stitch, sc in each eye and cluster across. (48 stitches including chain)
4) as Row 2
5) as Row 3. on last SC, switch to yarn B and cut yarn A leaving a long (18"-ish) tail for later
6) With Q hook and Yarn B, chain 1, sc in every other stitch.
7-11) as row 6. On final row, pull yarn through last stitch and cut 6" tail.
For tassels: with remaining yarn, cut 12" pieces that have 2 dots on either side and a skinny part at the top/middle. Attach these to the bottom of the cowl in every other stitch. Fill in the front if you have some tassels
Turn cowl inside out and sew the top-half together using the tail from before. (the Yarn A star section) Weave in all ends and return to right side out.
Push the poofy pieces through to to the right side, this will make it look much poofier!