Not many yards of spare Noro Silk Garden, an acuity with magic loop or your fave DPNs, and you have a monster of the deep blue yonder, capable of truly magnificent feats including gobbling up your earphones or USB cable.
Huge kudos to Brigitte Read for the great idea. If you can crochet, make hers!
Update December 2011
Some people are reporting a certain pointyness in the crown. If that’s you, try blocking fiercely. Soak in lukewarm water and put a golf ball or something inside while it dries. That should fix it! If not, drop me a note. Thanks! x