As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I've been crocheting a cowgirl hat (Yeehaw Lady from Debbie Stoller's The Happy Hooker). It's finished! It's a little bit wonky and does not look great on the glass head, but my head is bigger than the glass head, so it looks all right on me (I think).
Thank goodness I had my friend Jocelyn's help with this (Hi, Jocelyn!) because the pattern ended up being waaaaay too big (and I have a big head!) She forged ahead and ripped back when she saw what was coming, thereby saving me the agony of ripping back (too much) myself.
I can't say that I would trade in my knitting needles for a crochet hook, but it is certainly faster than knitting and you can make nice, structured things very quickly with crochet.
I also realized that I've been making dishcloths wrong all of these years. When I said that earlier to Jocelyn, she said, "Why? How have you been making them?" I said, "Knitting."
Yeah. It usually takes me 4 hours to knit a dishcloth. I could probably whip one out in about an hour with crochet. It's crocheted dishcloths from now on, baby. Yeehaw!