I started out making a scarf sometime a year and a half ago and quickly realized I had cast on way too many stitches for a scarf. But I didn't really feel like undoing everything or just throwing it away so I just kept going and decided to figure it out later. I don't understand this logic either.
Eventually, a friend of mine suggested that I somehow turn it into a cowl. She had also recently given me some cute wooden buttons as a gift. So, I combined the two and this is what I got. Pretty nice, I'd say. It can also cover your entire face so that's a plus.