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!