See…it all works out fine in the end.
I just needed one nice long (ahem, knot free) stretch at the end for the body of the hat.
And yes, this (and the gray one with the star on top) will both show up in a pattern (think next week assuming I don’t get hit by lightning or fall off a cliff between now and then).
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to knit some mitts to go with it. Because there’s yarn left, and I’m not ready to be done with these.