What are you looking for - wool? I may even have the right color, but thrums won't show. Mine wouldn't be bulky though. I don't see why your idea wouldn't work. They would be very warm and soft feeling inside. They might not be very flexible if they get too puffy, but you could do the top heavier than the palm. BTW, how long is DH away?
Return date is February 2 - assuming there are still flights out then.