This one is a slippery slope. I bought a skein of yarn to make this hat for our trip north. Unfortunately, I ran out of yarn and time, so upon our return I pulled the hat apart (which was about two-thirds of the way done -- grr!) to make something I hope will be a bit more useful -- a cowl.
The thing is, it's supposed to be in the sixties by the end of the week, the average temperature for February, so I'm not sure how often wearing it will be a necessity. But like everything else I have that's not necessary but is still pretty cool, I'll end up wearing it around the house, grateful for a warm neck and no scarf-y loose ends begging to be tugged or unraveling into whatever I have my hands on.