I just checked this book out of my library - 100 Knitting Projects by Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss.
Page 62 has a Hooded Capelet. It is basically a wide tube. It's made with Patons Cha Cha, sort of an eyelash yarn. Pretty much cast on xx stitches and knit each round for 19-20". The end size is 27" around. If I told you how many to cast on I'd be in copywrite violation - the pattern is that simple. No reason you'd have to use an eyelash yarn.