I can't knit but I like the stretch and texture of knitting. I recently picked up the book The New Crochet Dictionary
. It's not "new." The book was published in the 80s, but it has loads of techniques, like tunisian crochet. I found out about the tunisian knit stitch (tks) from the book, but because the photos are somewhat blurry and in black and white, I had to supplement with web tutorials
I started this hat with the tunisian simple stitch and then tks, but I didn't work in the round (that's the next technique I will have to learn).
Using a regular hook, I joined the swatch with slip stitches, and then closed the top with single crochet (sc) and sc decrease.
To finish, the brim is one round of sc.