So, I went and bought myself some yarn, and a book about crochet, and taught myself how to make hats since I've never been one to do things the easy way.
I'm sure I'll make more, just because now I like to crochet and also one can ever have too many hats. I think I will attempt some headbands and wrap-type things as well.
Also, I saw some felting 'yarn' at the store I was at. Basically it seemed like it had just been loosely spun into yarn, but I was easily able to pull it apart. Would that be suitable for felting dreads? I don't know much about felting, but I know a number of people have added it into their dreads here, so I figured I would ask.