I came into Judaism in college. I come from a Jewish family (my mother's side) but I was raised in a secular household after my mother married out of the religion. She was raised in a Jewish household and we are still connected to her whole side of the family. We just never were brought up within the religion nor did I receive a traditional Yeshiva education.
Please excuse me if anything I say or write sounds confusing or strange or even unintentionally disrespectful to tradition. I don't mean to be and I apologize in advance. I'm still finding my flow in things.
My question is concerning Kippahs and the rules surrounding them:
I'm a big-headed individual who happens to wear his hair short. Because of this I have been struggling to find a functional solution to my Kippah problem. If I don't move or bend or walk too quickly, I can easily place a Kippah on my head without a problem.
The issue I have arises from daily use. Wearing a Kippah in Shul isn't a problem. Wearing a Kippah in life has become a challenge I am actively seeking a solution for. The wind, running to quickly, bending down, etc. etc. etc.
I can't find a Kippah which I can keep to my head. The obvious solution to this problem would be "Just clip it" but the issue I have with that is my hair is too short. I buzz my head so I can't actually clip a Kippah to my head with a bobby pin.
I have a hat which I have been using as a Kippah while I attempt to find something that fits my head. It's a driver's cap which I wear everywhere. It obviously doesn't follow the "big black hat" style which many Jews are accustomed to but it works for me for now and it doesn't stand out as rude or overly immodest during certain events.
Cut to last week:
I have a Muslim friend who knows I've been having this issue. He suggested that I wear something called a Kufi which is a traditional Islamic cap but that covers the head and holds to you like a cotton winter cap. It looks like this.
Keep in mind this isn't a Muslim friend's attempt to try and lure me into the religion. Me and him have known each other for many years and he knows and respects my move into Judaism. I'm hyper-aware of people attempting to convert me after a previous issue with some former Christian friends. He's just trying to help me find a solution to my issue.
So my question basically comes down to this.
Could an Islamic Kufi hat function as a Kippah? Would I be being disrespectful if I decided to take this route? I want the feedback from people in the community and with experience with things like this.