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 7 years ago when I lost my uncle to cancer. Each year the challenge has grown, last year reaching just over 60,000 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?
To pledge to make a hat simply download the pattern. During the month of the challenge there free patterns for hats posted, for each pattern you download you are pledging to make a minimum of 1 hat (12 pattern downloads = your pledge to make a minimum of 12 hats to donate).
I know many of you from the past years has pledged to make each hat (nearly 30) to donate. Some of you only have the time to make one. Whatever you do, we are just happy you are joining us.
Stay tuned and Share your Work & Get Others to Join
I will be posting the daily hats on Instagram, Facebook and in my Facebook Group. Please follow each of these to stay up to date.
AND I ask that you share your work by using the Hashtag #CrochetCancerChallenge in your posts! Call out your friends to join, it not only helps us pledge more hats, but makes it more fun and personal.
Who are you Honoring?
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
If you would like to add tags to your hats, we are providing a printable form, each sheet will include 8 tags. I recommend printing them on cardstock to give them a sturdier touch. Simply print the sheet, cut out the tags and then use a small hole punch to make a spot to tie the tag onto the hat. Each tag allows a space for you to specify the hat size and to include your name as the maker and the donater.
The tags add a very nice, personal and handmade touch. You can use the back side of the tag for any extra instructions, information or a simple prayer/saying for the recipient.
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!
- Cancer Challenge Introduction, what is it, click HERE.
- What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE.
- What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE.
- Where should I donate my hats, click HERE.
- A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE.
- Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE.