The best crochet books for making hats all seemingly have a common thread (no pun intended) in that they present the information in a useful and comprehensive manner that can be followed by those with less than spectacular crocheting skill. While there are tons of books out there on the subject many are either too simplistic resulting in a less-than-attractive creation or are so very difficult that that projects may be started and never completed. Examine these books listed below and chances are that one if not all of these will suit your needs for finding crochet patterns for hats that are fun to make and will be well-received by the recipients of your efforts.
Crochet Hats! By Candi Jensen - This is an excellent crochet book for making beautiful and interesting hats that teaches new crocheting skills and sharpens old ones while promoting experimentation. Crochet Hats! is aimed toward those that crochet on every skill level and features patterns like summer hats, baby hats, ski caps and more that can even be altered to make men's hats as well.
In All Caps! By Drew Emborsky - One of the few prominent men in the world of crochet, author Drew Emborsky offers six incredible original designs for women's hats in this neat book. Some of the patterns include Slouchy Beret, Cabled Tam, Basketweave Stocking Cap, Reversible Cabled Headband and others that come with clear and concise instructions that are easy for everyone to follow.
Crocheted Hats for the Beginner By Mary Estok Nolfi - The title says it all in this wonderful book that is a fine learning tool for the beginner to crochet. With six different hats featured in all the patterns include a black and white double strand hat, a riding cap and an adorable red tam that can be completed in short order by any novice in the area of crochet.
Scrumptious Toppers for Tots & Toddlers: 30 Hats and Caps from Debby Ware - Those familiar with the art of crochet are well-aware of the creations of this author and this crochet book does not disappoint. The crochet patterns contained within are designed for children up to two years old and include a Lemon Drop Hat, Hobo Hat, Newborn Beanie and Feather Fedora that are very fun and easy to finish.
It's always a good idea when you find a crochet book that you enjoy to check out other works of the same author - a good crochet pattern can be a hard thing to come by!