With a sudden interest in Crochet the range and variety of crochet hooks has improved drastically over the past few years with improvements to quality, comfort and their looks.
Wood, bamboo, metal and plastic are readily available, all with their own properties, and like knitting needles, some suit some people and yarns better than others...
Also easier to find are Tunisian crochet hooks, long single hooks that produce fabric similar to knitting. Perfect for larger projects such as blankets. These can come with stops on the end or inter-changeable so a cable can be attached.
Then there is knooking...... similar to Tunisian crochet in many ways!
Try a few different one out before you begin crocheting and find out which suit best!