2018 Cancer Challenge – Where to get the patterns

Earlier this week the Cancer Challenge was announce. Now for the fun part, how to get your patterns to make so many donations! Each year I team up with so many amazing designers who are all willing to give you patterns to use. I am always amazed at their willingness to help out and donate their design talent for free to help make the Cancer Challenge a success!

Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

What size of hat should I make?

Unfortunately people of all ages are diagnosed with cancer. So, all hat sizes are welcome and needed. However, teen and adult hats are the most requested because they will fit more of the ages (there are more people 16-100 than youth and infants).

6 Designers Each Week

This is the FUN part! Each Monday through Friday in October a designer will offer a FREE Hat patternon Saturdays a designer will offer a different pattern for FREE possibly a Cowl, Wrap, Prayer Shawl or Lap Blanket. All these amazing designers are graciously offering their patterns for FREE in exchange for your donation.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

If you download a pattern you are pledging to make a minimum of 1 hat from that pattern for the challenge. If you download the pattern, please take a minute to visit the pattern designers facebook page and tell them thank you for their generosity.


How about some Labels

This year, I decided to add labels that you can print and include with your donation. The labels are simple and allow you to mark the size of the hats, which can help with distribution at the centers, and it also has a spot for you to say who donated the hat. Download labels with this link: Cancer18Tags

2018 Cancer Challenge


More Helpful Links:

  1. Cancer Challenge Introduction, what is it, click HERE.
  2. What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE

Links Coming Soon:

  1. What type of yarn is recommended for the hats,  click HERE (after 9/21/18)
  2. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE (after 9/24/18)
  3. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE (after 9/26/18)
  4. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE (after 9/28/18)

26 thoughts on “2018 Cancer Challenge – Where to get the patterns

  1. Stephanie

    My concern is that I have 2 large husky dogs(they think they are lap dogs) and that due to this I won’t be able to donate. Does anyone know the rules and regulations on this?

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    1. SweetPotato3 Post author

      Contact the location you plan on making your donation too. They may request that the donations be washed before you bring them in. But, if you have a hard time keeping their hair/fur out of your crochet piece, then you probably shouldn’t donate them.

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  2. Victoria Allen

    I tried to sign up earlier but never got a confirmation. Do you send one or are we just added. I would love to join & contribute.

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  3. Scarlet Thompson

    I am a breast cancer survivor, underwent not one but two surgeries in the past two years and I absolutely love love the idea of doing this. I just finished on Crochet for A Cause and was looking for something else to do and now I have it. Can not wait for it to begin. Thank you for doing this.

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    1. SweetPotato3 Post author

      Hi Jill, I just checked and it looks like your email was accepted. If you don’t get any updates this week please send me an email and I will look again (but, I am pretty sure you are added) ~Christine

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  4. Pat lamb

    I have signed in to be part of the group but I can find the coupon for the pattern do we have to buy each of the pattern. Thanks

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  5. Rhonda

    Since having breast cancer 4 years ago, I crochet, knit, and donate to two hospital. I kind of slowed down donating in the last year. But have been donating again as my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier in year. Am always looking for new patterns.

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  6. Barbara Roy

    Pledging in honor of my mom who had cervical cancer and my friend Ed who just lost his 3 year battle. He was a police officer in Iowa

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  7. Marcia Loftin

    I knit better than I crochet I would laffect our family. Wouldove to dcancer doeso this challenge as love to have a pattern and wcrochet a hat along with my k it ones. If this isillokay. Marcia Loftin

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  8. Theresa

    I am joining in. I got one pattern but I need a few for a special young lady part of the family battling leukemia. I want her to pick what she wants. How do I get more patterns to choose from? I’m also going to donate to my local cancer center. Please help me find more patterns.

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    1. SweetPotato3 Post author

      The hat patterns are released 1 per day (Monday-Friday) and are available through Sunday. Then we start over again at the beginning of the next week. This will run through the month of October.

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  9. Regina worrell

    I donate to our local cancer center as my sister is fighting cancer. I started donating every time she goes for treatments. This is a great idea. I missed the first two weeks but plan to catch the rest of the month. Thank you.

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