My life is now complete. My fella has opened his main Chanukah present.
Fleece squid by Obey My Brain Creations: ObeyMyBrain.etsy.com. Many styles, sizes and patterns available, including a zombie squid! The vendor was prompt, friendly, and even accommodated my custom order during the holiday rush.
P.S. I am told that Squidhats can also double as cuddly decorative pillows.