Finished! I'm working on prettying up the chart I drafted for this, and I plan on publishing it my #ravelry as a free pattern. I think it meets my mom's wishlist: big, cozy brim she can pull over her ears when its cold in a nordic pattern with an overall "folksy feel". I think I may make some changes so that the final decreasing round pattern result in a star starting from the crown. Then, maybe I'll make myself one in different colors, #twinning?