Here is a pic of my Cloche Hat from the Crochet for Dummies how-to book. This is a great book for beginners to have in their libraries. It explains everything one needs to know about crochet in a humorous and clear tone. I am always turning to this book when I'm crocheting. The second pic is the original model from the book.
WIP: The cable hat is about 50 percent done. Here's a peek at what I have done so far. Love the texture and the color is perfect for it!