Nonetheless it was COLD!!!!!
So I took advantage of a Michael's coupon, risked my life to go to the horrible shopping center where it's located and bought some Bernat Colorama and made myself a white hat like I've been wanting.
I wanted thick and nubbly and cables. It meets the requirements but I'm not quite satisfied. It very well may get frogged and redone before the winter is over, but for now it will do. I wore it on our walk today and was glad. Brrr!