So I planned to go significantly with the folded-scarf route. However, I wanted some other option, and so I started playing with the idea of larger kippot. I knew that plenty of liberal Orthodox married women wore hats that looked similar, although placed slightly differently.
So I set to crocheting. I took a lot of inspiration from various doilies that I was working on at the same time. By the end of that year, I had quite a number of different colored, lacy kippot that cover a good majority of my head.
These actually seemed to work out pretty well for what I wanted: I don't know what my neighbors thought of me, but no one asked me awkward questions, and I got several requests from my Israeli peers at Machon Schechter for their own kippot of similar sorts.
These days, I am a little unsure about how I feel about this level of coverage. In theory, I think that I'm ok with it, paired with a braid/bun (instead of loose hair), but I haven't actually worn them as such outside. In fact, except for a couple of my largest, they've gone to my "sell/give this away someday" pile. It's a journey, as they say.
In any case, here's an example: