A little crochet inspiration

I was recently browsing FreePeople and came across this lovely slouch hat:

So... I think I'm gonna try to make one. It looks simple enough, but I'm admittedly a little dumb with it comes to making slouch hats. I know they involve increasing and decreasing in the right places, though where those places are is apparently beyond me! I have yet to make one that doesn't just look ridiculous.

I think that will be my weekend project :)

PS: For some pre-weekend reading, why don't you read Vickie Howell's blog post about why all of our craft shows have disappeared from DIY and HGTV, and what we can do to bring them back!