For this design, I used two colors in the same family. Three brown diamond shape buttons kind of melted into the fabric. Instead of Stockinette Stitch I-cord cast on & band off, I used Garter Stitch I-cord cast on & band off. It makes the edge stretchier. It is a project that is fast to make. It will be a perfect gift for you to give out.
This Cowl is worked in the rounds. Two colors of yarn are used for main pattern. With MC, Garter stitch for cast on and band off. Sew three buttons in the area worked with 2 strands of the yarn.