Classic Cloche Pattern - I love this hat. I've made 3 so far (1 for me and 2 for friends). I made the "band" by weaving in and out of about every 5 stitches so it stays put and I made a flower to decorate the side. So cute!
How to make a crochet hat the right size - I have been using this same method lately. Its hard to follow a pattern exactly when you are constantly using different yarn. For an adult female, the hat should fit if you crochet a circle until it measures 5 1/4 FLAT (stop your increases at that point). For a mans hat, stop you increases when your circle measures about 6 1/4 FLAT.