A new and very handy crochet tutorial is live over on Cut Out & Keep and this one is especially popular when working amigurumi. It also works well when crocheting beanies, granny squares and any other pattern that is worked in rounds.
Basically what is good about using the magic loop (or magic ring/ adjustable ring) method is that it omits the hole/gap when starting your crochet project with a ch 2 for example and crocheting in that second ch from your hook! Find the full tutorial on how to work a magic loop right here.
I hope you enjoy it! Have you tried the magic loop method?