Yay! Hats work up pretty quickly, especially ones that don't have a lot of fancy schmancy. Even as slow as I am I can usually knock one out in a day (or two).
And your acrylic should be reasonably soft and warm, with the added benefit of being nigh on indestructible. I'm convinced that after the nuclear holocaust, the only things remaining on earth will be cockroaches and acrylic yarn. And possibly Funyuns.