When the first time I learned to crochet, I just makes simple dishcloths and never even think about making a hat. But, then I saw these gorgeous hat pattern and I just bought the pattern, and I just make it. I immediately learned a lot about crochet when making this hat. I learned about hdc (half-double crochet), crocheting in the round starting with making magic loop, I even started to look for comfortable crochet hook. I also learned about types of yarn, why I need to match the yarn with the pattern, and how to find substitute yarn when it is not available.
Pattern: TRAIN CONDUCTOR CAP/HAT PATTERN