Like in any business undertaking, the trick is to diversify. In crochet, try not to stick to one kind of hook. If you can afford it, buy an assortment of aluminium, plastic, wood and steel. As you work on more projects, going from the simplest to the most complex, you’ll encounter difficulties with certain stitches and with certain yarns.
You need not give up on that project in desperation and go on to the next project. Try changing your hooks. Say, for instance, you’ve been using aluminium for a sweater project. The sleeves begin to pose some problems. See if switching to a plastic or wooden hook – perhaps slightly smaller or
slightly bigger – might help. Keep experimenting, you just might hit the jackpot!