Here is a crochet technique I've found useful. Double crochet with many colours. This is a cowl/collar/scarf/headband/hat thing. Quite stiff it stands up on its own.
Another sample of this technique - a cushion I made for my parents. (Note the paler colours:-)
Some more needle felting on a black cashmere wrap I wanted to jazz up a bit.
'Til next time, keep creating!