So I took apart my 1940s turban hat... It turned out just as I had wanted, but I needed to look in a mirror to put it on properly. I decided I'd rather not deal with that when I'm out and about. But not to worry -- it's coming back as a cute Cafe au Lait Tam! I'm currently on the third repeat, and I think the hat will only use up 1.5 skeins of KnitPicks Gloss DK (half the turban). More updates to follow.