(The movie was fantastic btw. It's been a while since I read the books, but in my memory it seemed to stay pretty true to the books and the arena looked a lot like I imagined it would.)
A quick search the next day (seriously, what did we do before Google, Ravelry and Twitter ...?) and it emerged that I was definitely not the only one who was mildly obsessed with the Katniss Cowl.
There are already 5 patterns on offer on Ravelry attempting to recreate the design. None of them are quite what I have in mind.
None of the Katniss cowl patterns I've found are quite what I've got in mind. Attempting my own interpretation. pic.twitter.com/QKJ91lH2qo
— Paisley Womble (@paisleywomble) November 27, 2013
...I'm plotting. I'm thinking that the fleece I'm spinning at the moment would work with this. I have clear idea in my head on how to do the rolls around the neck. I'm not sure how I'll do the shaping on the lower panels. Next step - doll-sized cowl as a test piece.
* The books were written for "young adults", hence my lapse into teen-speak.