Behold, a lovely hat crochet pattern!:
This pattern is not mine, source is here.
This hat pattern is one of many similar types that you can fine online, but it also has fairly clear instructions. The only thing that will likely trip up a newbie crocher is the magic ring starting point. The author of this pattern has been clearly responding to comments and questions so that helps.
[errata] This pattern is freely available so far as I can tell.