Yes, stupid cowl!! (And that's 'cowl', not 'cow', Jenny! Hehe! Although a cute little crocheted cow would be cool!)
It's too big now! The first attempt would have been too small to get over my head - this one is too big! Also, I'm not sure the stitches/yarn/hook size (something!) is right. I just don't think it's working as a cowl. I'm fed up with the whole idea! I'm going to "frog" it. (First time I've used that expression - look at me getting all "crochety" - picking up the terms!!)
Ah well, you live and learn. Although not sure what I've learned?! Not to make a cowl?!