Pattern information for the Cancer Challenge

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Earlier this week the Cancer Challenge was announce. Now for the fun part, how to get your patterns to make so many hats to donation! 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!

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).

A new Design each Day All Month Long

This is the FUN part! Each day of the entire month of October a designer will offer a FREE Hat pattern. That is right, 31 hat patterns in 31 days! All these amazing designers are graciously offering their patterns for FREE in exchange for your donation.

pattern 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, Instagram Account or Website and tell them thank you for their generosity.

More Helpful Links:

  • Information explaining what the Crochet Cancer Challenge is, click HERE.
  • What type of hat should I make? What Sizes? Where do I get the patterns? Click HERE.
  • Yarn Recommendations to use 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 get tags you can print for your hats, click HERE.

Share your Creations

Being part of a community working together with the same mission makes these challenges more rewarding for everyone. We would all love to see your progress and finished hats. So, come join my facebook group called “Crochet & Conversations” and share pictures of your completed hats in the group and cheer everyone else on as we crochet all October long. Join HERE.

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42 thoughts on “Pattern information for the Cancer Challenge

  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?

    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.

  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.

  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.

    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

  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

  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.

  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

  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

  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.

    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.

  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.

  10. Theresa

    I look forward to this each year. I’ve lost track of how many hats I’ve made, but I love them and my donation pile is growing.

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  12. Maureen

    Great idea as I usually get fed up doing the same pattern all the time. Thanks for informing me. I can’t wait to help.

  13. Patricia

    This is a great challenge. I have many family members (including my husband) that have cancer. I’m very happy to participate!

  14. Barbara Boyd

    Love this idea. My sister was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I will be making one for her and one for donation at her center. Thank you so much.

  15. christine hardman

    I’d love to help, some of my hats might be donated to myself, as the immunotherapy I am likely to be prescribed in the next few months, whilst it doesn’t usually make the patient lose all their hair, some hair loss is common, and I have pretty skimpy hair already! I will donate my hats to the local hospice, where my little friend Mo, who’s funeral I attended today, was so beautifully cared for in her last days.


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