It's only a roll-brim hat in a super bulky yarn, but hey, it's a finished item! Here it is, modeled by my dad's heart surgery bear, which he gave to my daughter after he was done with it:
Specs: Joann house brand "Licorice", blue colorway, done on sz 13 circs and dpns. Cast on 44 sts and knit in stockinette until it's about 9" (it won't take long on these honkin' big needles) then start the decreases. I did K2tog every third stitch, next row K around, then every 2nd st, etc. until I had 6 sts left which I sewed through and fastened off. Here's a closeup of the pretty yarn:
The yarn is 100% wool and works up uber-quick, making it ideal for the charity knitting stuff. I've got another ball in red waiting to go.