I'll give you some hints.
I started ripping back the unfinished Ribby Cardi made of Mission Falls 1824 wool. When I got to this point, I thought, Hey! Hang on just a cotton-pickin' minute! This is a nice ribbed rectangle. That's a lot of knitting. There must be something I can do with this. I held it up to my head. A perfect fit. I took the end of the knitting yarn, put it on a tapestry needle, and threaded it through the knitting loops. I cinched it on the top, and then sewed the two edges together in a mattress-stitch seam. I rolled up the new brim of the new hat. I made a quick-and-dirty pompom and sewed it on. Presto-chango, a Dulaan hat done. It fits me perfectly and snugly, and because of the ribbing, it should fit a wide range of heads. It's quite nice and warm because of the wide fold-back brim, too.
I had crazy hopes of using the tops of the sleeves as earflaps. Don't they look perfect for it? I cut one of them off. Did you know that knitting does not like to be ripped back in the wrong direction? I did not know that. I was trying to get to a point of live knitting loops, while retaining the earflap-shaped bit at the top of the sleeve, but it just wasn't happening. It was making me crazy and I spent longer fiddling with it than it would have taken me to knit new earflaps for the hat, so I quit that foolishness. The Yankee in me only goes so far. Actually, as Jessie will remind us, that is the very essence of Yankeeism: It's only worth the effort if it's a practical and economical use of the time. So I might figure out a way to make it work, or I might knit earflaps. I most likely will just throw the hat in the Dulaan box and forget about it.
Now, what can I use those sleeves for, huh? They would have already been turned into neckwarmers, but for the fact that they are not actual rectangles because of the increases.
Have you got any unfinished, unloved sweaters that could be turned into warm charity items?