This is possibly cooler than the time I made a dress, considering how soft and fuzzy the yarn swaddling my head right now is.
Despite my noise about falling behind and being overwhelmed by projects, this actually came together fairly quickly: a couple of hours while watching TV, a stint at the new office knitting club, and half an hour tonight to finish the last two rows, cinch up the top, sew up the edge, and snap a few hasty photos before dusk.
I definitely made mistakes—at one point I must have either knitted the same row twice or skipped a row, as part of the hat is knitted inside out. I (very) briefly debated ripping it out, but I decided I didn’t really care. Same with sewing up the seam: I looked this up, then realized I couldn’t really tell the different between the purl loops and the knit loops and the bottom loops and the top loops, so I winged it.
Despite this, though: it fits! On my head! And is warm and soft and comfortable! And is, recognizably so, a hat!
UPDATE: I’m on Ravelry! As are my detailed notes on this lovely Cozy Cobblestone Cap.