This is the worsted weight yarn (although I have some thick and quick at home that my mom bought me and I have no idea what to do with that either. I wish people would stop buying me chenille and give me gift certificates instead!).
I was thinking a hat, given I have only one skein and I probably won't buy another. I'm also curious about why we're not allowed to knit with it. Maybe the friction between the yarn and the knitting needles creates a fire hazard and the yarn could possibly burst into flames?
So a fairly simple stockinette or garter stitch hat it is! Thanks for the suggestions. If there's any specific pattern that you think would look good, let me know.
Thanks for the advice!