I’ve stalled long enough, it’s time to try to work on this figure again. As I had decided earlier, educated by false starts, I decided to begin completing this head by connecting the white rim (clothing) around the face from side to side, at the widest part of the head. From there, decrease down to the neck, and upward to the crown of the head. The crown of the head was the part giving me fits, so perhaps this is just a stalling technique.
Regardless, this is what the first few passes looked like, working my way down to the neck. About a size 3-3.5 ring! It fits my pinky. I find it amusing.