Choose a cheap leaflet, get a size H hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn.
Your yarn loops spend most of their time on the part of hook between the taper and the thumb-rest. However, this doesn't seem like the right thing to do, and you are right. The working area on a thread hook is between the hook tip and the tapered part.
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