So apparently I can’t take direction well (no one is at all surprised). Instead of doing mitts as several of you suggested, I somehow accidentally tripped and fell and cast on a hat.
Now the good news is it’s a small hat (it’s for one of the world’s newer people, and new people often have smallish heads). And there will will be yarn left over that I suspect will turn into cuffs (for me, babies don’t really need fingerless mitts I don’t think) or something else depending on what catches my fancy. I’ve got two skeins of each color, so there are options!
Yarn is Malabrigo Rios (in archangel and sabiduria), and yes it really is every bit as delightful as it look.