My death hat finally arrived! I think it's lovely. There was no note and no name by the return address so I can't tell if it is from my original assassin or not. The Peruvian Knit muertitos are from a local import shop.
Interestingly, after receiving the address for my new target from her original assassin, I discovered that my new target had dropped out of the game early on so now the hat from substitute assassin #4 (that's me) is going to a substitute target! Been an interesting journey, but I'm still glad to be done.
So far, I'm about 2/3 done with the back.
The desired final result should somewhat resemble this: Starskyfeatured in Knitty Winter of 2005.