Challenge Others to join the Crochet Cancer Challenge

Sharing is caring!

The Cancer Challenge is such a fun way to share our craft, of Crochet, with others who may be struggling through a difficult time in their lives. Over the last week you have seen many posts on what the Challenge is, how to get the patterns, what yarn to use and who to donate too. This post will cover hopefully any other last minute information, especially on how to pledge to make donations.

 What is my goal?

My goal is to simply help others and to make it easy for you to do the same. I started this challenge on a whim 5 years ago when I lost my uncle to cancer. Each year the challenge has grown, last year reaching over 35,000 hats pledged. I am astounded with the success each year and am hoping to match and beat that number this year. So grab a friend and crochet away!

How do I pledge?

Cancer Challenge Pledge

To pledge to make a hat simply download the pattern. During the month of the challenge there will be 27 patterns available for you to download for free. If you download all 27 patterns you will be pledging to make 27 items, one from each pattern, to donate. I am pledging to make 1 item from each pattern, only one a day, sounds doable. But, if you can only make 1 hat, just download that 1 pattern, you are still making a difference, and I thank you for that.

Have Fun and Get More Involved

Make sure to share pictures of your finished hats on Sweet Potato 3’s facebook page. This is not required, but it is fun to see what everyone else is making and see your own pictures shared too. When you share a picture please let me know what pattern it is from by tagging the pattern designer and thanking them. Every designer loves to see their hats being made for the Challenge, it gives us all that warm and fuzzy feeling!

Who are you Honoring?

Add a comment to this blog post to let everyone know who you are making hats in honor of.

Challenge Others

Do you know other crafters, crocheters or knitters?

Tag them in one of the facebook posts about the challenge, say “I challenge you to join!”

Add TAGS to your Donation

Challenge Tags

If you would like to add tags to your hats, we are providing a printable form, just click HERE. On each form there are 8 tags per page, simply cut them out, use a hole punch on the top and attach to your hats. This is a nice addition to your hats so the recipients know who made the hat, you can include anything extra on the back of the tag if you wish.

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

I hope the posts from the last couple weeks answered all of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, please let me know so I can let others know. Enjoy crocheting those hats!

  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.
  3. What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE.
  4. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE.
  5. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE.
  6. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE.

32 thoughts on “Challenge Others to join the Crochet Cancer Challenge

  1. Kimberly Ambrose

    I am making hat in honor of my sister who was just diagnosed and is starting on this horrible journey. She asked that I make her hats for when she loses her hair. I hope to make lots of extras for her to pass on during her treatments.

    1. Audria

      When I was 21, my fiance was diagnosed with leukemia 3 months before our wedding and assed away after fighting for a year. Also for my great grandmother who inspired me to crochet. I watched her crochet as a child a lot. She used to crochet baby hats and booties and donate them to the hospital. She passed away in 2009 after a 6 year fight with ovarian cancer.

  2. Dawn

    I’m making in honor of my mom who passed from colon cancer and for my sweet great aunt who passed this week at 94. She taught me to crochet and crocheted up until the very end!

  3. Jamie

    Making several for my sweet daughter in-law who begins her battle against stage 3 non hodgkin’s lymphoma. Oct 2nd is her start date for chemo and her baby girls will get matching hats like their brave and beautiful Momma. At ages 3 and 9 months they are not aware. I will make extras to donate at the center where Mary is receiving treatment. Thank you to all the fabulous and generous designers.

  4. April Taylor

    I want to honor a dear friend that had made a huge impact in my life. Her name is Martha. She was a 16 year breast cancer survivor, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, they gave her a year, she lived 2 years longer. I miss her dearly.

  5. Martha Robertson

    In honor of my brother Earl Robertson who passed from 3 different cancers, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and liver cancer. I will be making as many hats as I can to honor him in February, 2019.

  6. Mardell

    I plan to donate a hat right here in my city. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor, 15 years this coming October 16th! Two of my sisters are also Breast Cancer Survivors…I lost a nephew to pediatric osteo sarcoma cancer 6 years ago at the age of 27 and a dear cousin to Ovarian Cancer 9 years ago….

  7. Mardell

    I pledge to donate locally….and love these patterns. On October 16th I mark 15 years as a Breast Cancer Survivor. Two of my sisters (twins) are also survivors. One lost her grandson to Pediatric Osteo Sarcoma cancer at the age of 27. We lost a cousin 9 years ago to Ovarian Cancer….so it hits home….

  8. Amy Sutton

    I am honoring my grandson who is in remission from cancer developed before birth, my aunt who lost her battle, my birth mom who I just found out that cancer has invaded just about every area in her body, mine & my hubby’s long time friend that this summer lost his battle from brain cancer, another that lost their battle to pancreatic, & i could go on. We have lost so many in the last few years that there are days that I’m left speechless

  9. Kelle J.

    My list is so long. My mom passed away from throat cancer 20 years ago. My son, two of my sisters, my two brothers and lots of friends have battled cancer.

  10. Marlene Dixon

    In honor of my dad who passed away 3 years ago from cancer and also my grandfather who passed 7 years ago also from cancer.

  11. Fiona adams

    Thanks to you and all the other designers for doing such a great thing❤️ My mom has had cancer 6 times, the latest being lung cancer and she had to have the lower right lobe removed. But she’s still here and still going strong. I lost my Aunt in April to bone cancer but she fought hard. And my stepdad is currently going through chemo and radiation for lung cancer. Thanks again!

  12. Sherry

    In honor of beautiful young lady, Sarah. She fought multiple types of cancer for two years. She was a warrior. Her faith in God never wavered, it only grew stronger. She was such a beautiful beautiful soul and inspiration to many. Her beautiful, light up the room smile, faded on this earth as she entered into our Heavenly Father’s arms a month ago.

  13. Jennie Doyle

    In of my daughter’s friend who do is a Breast Cancer Survivor,also my half sister a Breast Cancer Survivor of 10 years, my Sister in-law who passed from Breast Cancer, a Coworker who passed from Brain Cancer, an Aunt who passed from Ovarian Cancer, a dear Friend who passed from Ovarian Cancer and her husband who passed from Colon Cancer,.
    So many lives changed and lost from Cancer, this is the least I can do.

  14. Hope Parrott

    I’m doing this in honor of my daddy who lost his battle in 2007 at the age of 42 and also in honor of my husband’s childhood best friend who lost his battle in February that year he was 37 and left behind his 4 year old son.

  15. Cherry

    I am doing this in honor of my mother who passed away 14 years ago from colon cancer and my uncle who passed away 2 years ago from brain cancer. Am also honoring a friend who is recovering from pancreatic cancer

  16. susanne shumate

    Im making them in honor of my son who has been in the hospital for 3 weeks waiting to hear if he has cancer, his bone marrow is not producing blood, prayers please, Im so scared. thanks to all who do so much I am also doing this in memorory of my Auntie whom we lost in 2004 of breast cancer

  17. Theresa Gadis

    I’m honoring my husband who had been diagnosed with lung cancer and pledging to Simon Cancer center. where we attend to all those patient.

  18. Jo Baird

    I’m honoring my kids’ cousin, Brittany Y, who I watched grow up. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in her leg bone. She has a year old baby to take care of as well. She has a HUGE support group with her church @sheltonparkcog!

  19. Cindy Graham

    I’m making hats to honor my sisters, Molly Kaye passed away in 2012 with small cell lung cancer and my sister Terri Jean is a thyroid cancer survivor! Thank you so much, I remember taking Molly Kaye for treatments and seeing hats that were donated, first time I knew that we could donate and I have been donating ever since!

  20. Cheryl

    I am an Ovarian Cancer survivor and I will be donating my hats to Missouri Baptist in there gynecological cancer center! Thank you for this opportunity!

  21. Lela

    I am making hats in honor and remembrance of my brother who passed away at age 50 with pancreatic cancer, my nephew who passed away 6 months later of pancreatic cancer, my dad who passed 2 years ago from mesothelioma, and in honor of my mother who is a breast cancer survivor as well as my cousin who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time I was diagnosed with uterine cancer 5 years ago and we both are cancer free. And then one of my best friends has been fighting stage 4 uterine cancer that has metastisized to her stomach and lungs and is going through chemo for the 3rd time.

  22. Karen J Zahm

    I am making hats in honor of my mother who passed away from cancer after fighting it for 3 1/2 years, my aunt who had breast cancer, another aunt that passed away from colon cancer, and an uncle that also passed away from cancer.


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