2020 Crochet Cancer Challenge – All October Long

October marks the month of Cancer Awareness and I am so excited to host another year of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. This has been an annual event that began in 2014, seven years later it has grown due to the generosity of the crochet community.

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Our crochet community does so much for others by making handmade items and in this event those said items are all donated. Donations go to cancer patients or cancer centers in our own communities. We have this amazing opportunity to make a difference one hat at a time.

A Quick Overview of the Cancer Challenge

During the month of October a different crochet pattern designer will be featured. The designers has personally designed a hat in honor of someone they know, or to help bring awareness to a specific type of cancer. They will offer their design for FREE for 1 day only. If you download their pattern, you are taking a pledge to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

The Crochet Cancer Challenge has become so personal to so many of you and to so many of us designers. I appreciate all the time and efforts everyone puts into this event. I hope to spread the word this year, so I am asking that you share photos of your finished hats on social media or links to the challenge AND always use the #CrochetCancerChallenge . The more people see our challenge, the more it will grow and that means the more people we can touch in a positive way. We can all use a little more positivity in our lives in 2020.

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Daily Crochet Cancer Challenge Features

Each Day I will post a new designers hat link. You can then go to their site to read about who or what cancer they designed the hat for. Once again, each design will be free for 24 hours, but you must use code “CancerChallenge” to get the pattern free. Look for this button in their blog post:

Cancer Challenge Button

Do you have more questions about the Crochet Cancer Challenge? Scroll to the bottom of this post for more informative links.

2020 Final Pledge Count

Let’s just face it, 2020 has been a crazy year. Some of us are stuck at home with time on our hands. Some are stuck at home juggling working with our kids around and/or helping them with online school. We are all in our own world of craziness. 

Plus, some Cancer Centers were not taking donations due to COVID. So, I didn’t have any idea how our pledges would be. I am very excited to say that, although it wasn’t our biggest year, it was pretty darn close! 

October 2020Features

Below you can see all the gorgeous designs that were featured in this years Crochet Cancer Challenge. The code to get them for free has expired. However, you can still grab them from the links and support the designers. I hope you enjoyed the challenge and making each hat to give away and brighten someone’s day. I also hope you keep adding to that stash pile of yarn so you are for the 2021 challenge next year.

Stitch in Progress

“My design is in support of those dealing with Prostate Cancer. My family has been affected by a prostate cancer diagnosis in the last year and I wanted to lend my support to all those men affected and the women who love and support them.”

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Snappy Tots

The Full of Hope Beanie is sure to be a loved design. I love how the variegated yarn pops through in the hat!

Instagram / Facebook / Website

Straight Hooked

Today I am so honored to have Malena, designer behind Straight Hooked featured. Malena wanted to offer 2 designs today that are very personal to her. Make sure you scroll through her blog post and grab BOTH designs:

“I designed the Brain Freeze Beanie in honor of my Daddy, who was taken home to Jesus with the not-so-friendly assistance of Brain Cancer. My dad had a heck of a sweet tooth, and would never say “no” to a big bowl of ice cream, so I named his hat “Brain Freeze”.

“I released the Ice Cap Beanie in honor of my momma who was always cold and battled Ovarian Cancer for the last decade of her life. “

Find Straight Hooked on Social Media:

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Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

“My best online crochet lady friend and soul sister, Krista, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February… You guys, this woman is the strongest person I know.”

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Woodland Stitchcraft

My hat color, black, is the ribbon color for Melanoma or skin cancer. Living in a state like California where the sun is shining quite often and outdoor activity is a part of life in our state I felt this was a good fit for me.

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Bliss This

This beanie design is dedicated to Edie, Gloria, Amparo, and Magui! This is also dedicated to my unstoppable dad, Rod, who remains cancer free, 15 years after his own battle with cancer!

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Two Brothers Blankets

Made in light blue color to represent the ribbon color for Prostate Cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, Prostate Cancer is the second most common cancer among men, behind skin cancer.

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Fosbas Designs

No one deserves to go through the agony of battling Cancer, not the patients nor the relatives and loved ones. In my profession, I have seen so many people of all age groups go through this.

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Crochet by Trista

Trista designed the Pearl Beanie because she’s, “known a few people who have battled breast cancer. Some are currently in remission and almost back to normal and some have lost their battle.”

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Through the Loop Yarn

The Rocksteady Beanie was designed and incorporates the color Lime to represent Lymphoma. This is very near and dear to her heart, please read her blog post about why.

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Ambassador Crochet

The Warrior Ribbon Hat is a wonderful design for the challenge. Make this hat in any color to help spread awareness for what cancer is close to your heart.

Instagram / Facebook / Website


Pink Crochet Hook

Message from Pink Crochet, “My great uncle Jack who was a very big part of my upbringing, passed away June 10th from leukemia. He had a sailboat he named after me that launched in ’84. Her name was “Lady Erin” so that is where the name of this awesome anchor hat came from. Thank you for downloading to pledge and as always happy crocheting 😁Love Pinkcrochethook”


Crochetverse

The Double Quick Beanie was designed in support of is Ewing’s Sarcoma and to honor a beautiful friend. Stephanie wanted to bring as much love, light, and prayer for her and her family this year through her hat design. 

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Cancer Challenge

Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Helen designed the Robin’s Beanie with Sara’s father in mind, it is personal and is designed to help bring awareness to Colon Cancer. Find Sunflower Cottage on social media below:

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Waves of Hope Hat Crochet Cancer Challenge

Sweet Potato 3

I was honored to take an extra day to help out a fellow designer who has a family member going through Cancer-this hat is in honor of her/family!

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Sweet Potato 3

I designed the Dotty’s Dream hat this year to honor my daughters dance teacher, Dotty who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Find Sweet Potato 3 on Social Media:

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Darcy’s Crochet Creations

Darcy designed the Leonard’s Star hat in honor of everyone who has fought colon cancer including her Grandfather & Uncle.

Facebook / Website


Crochet Cancer Challenge

Endless Crochet Creations

Tammy designed this lovely hat in honor of her mother who lost her battel to lung cancer in 2016.

Instagram / Facebook / Website

Wish Upon a Hook

“The Garden Path Beanie is made in this gorgeous emerald green color to bring awareness to the battle against liver cancer.

Instagram / Facebook

Cancer Challenge Momma By Grace

Momma By Grace – Oct 26

“The Tyler Beanie was designed in honor of my 22-year-old sister who passed away from ovarian cancer.”

Instagram / Facebook / Website

Nanas Crafty Home


The Marci Hat is in honor of my best friend from my childhood…The Marci Hat is a Tunisian Crochet pattern that features 2 different Tunisian Crochet stitches. Give it a try today!

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Crochet by Courtney

For this year, I chose white to represent lung cancer. I think many of us know of a smoker or maybe smoke ourselves. For me, I have never smoked after observing my dad and maternal grandmother.

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Briana K

I chose Goldenrod to be the main color for this hat because I chose to raise awareness for childhood cancer, with Gold being the represented color. The fair isle crochet hat pattern comes in a variety of sizes so it can be used in any color for any age.

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Simply Hooked by Janet

The Cascade Hat design represents and is dedicated to those who have battled Esophageal cancer.

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Canoe Mountain Designs

Audrey designed this beautiful Side Ways Shuffle hat in peach to help bring awareness to uterine cancer.

Find Canoe Mtn Designs on Facebook


Crochet Cancer Challenge

Ned & Mimi

Sarah designed this lovely Jasmine Beanie in Gold tones to bring awareness to childhood cancer. Find Ned & Mimi on social media:

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Salty Pearl Crochet

Katie designed this gorgeous Rose Tellin Beanie in honor of Breast Cancer.

Instagram / Facebook / Website


Marly Bird

The Wings of Hope Hat is our first design today, made in a rich purple.

Instagram / Facebook / Blog


L’amas de Laine

This amazing design features the bold colors of teal, pink and purple to honor Thyroid Cancer. What a fabulous hat Sandra!

Find L’amas de laine on social media:

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Made with a Twist

Pam designed this lovely golden beanie called the Brave Beanie, the color is specifically picked to bring awareness to childhood cancer.

Find Made with a Twist on Social Media:

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Cancer Challenge

Crystalized Designs

A beautiful design with rich texture, the Valda Beanie was designed by Crystalized Designs. It was designed for her Mom in a teal to bring awareness to Ovarian Cancer.

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Underground Crafter

Marie designed the Herringbone Slouchy Beanie in this rich purple to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer.

Find Underground Crafter on social media:

Instagram / Facebook / Website

Find more information about the Crochet Cancer Challenge Below:

  • 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.

2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge Last Week

Our last week of the Crochet Cancer Challenge of 2019 is upon us. This week is your last chance to grab 4 new designs that will be releases and there are a few designs still available through the end of the month.

This post will be updated daily, through the end of the month, with the days new pattern. I will also keep the current available patterns posted for an easy reference. You can use this link all week long, or through the end of the challenge.

Just a friendly little reminder that when you download a pattern for FREE you are PLEDGING to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate to a local Cancer Center or patient.

challenge pledge

Day 28: Poise & Envy

Today we get to have another returned designer, Poise & Envy. I love how unique her designs are and would love to have you check out her sites below:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Poise & Envy has designed the, Radioactive Hat, today for all of you. She made her hat is grey to honor Brain Cancer. This design is available for Free in Exchange for your Pledge, and is available through October 31, 2019, just click this LINK.

Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet: Day 29

Today I am excited to have Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet, she is a return designer in the challenge and is always so helpful and generous. Please take a minute to visit her social media sites and tell her thank you for being a participant:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet designed the Single Cable Chemo Hat just for us! She made it in one of my favorite yarns, Lion Brand Mandala, and made use it had the bright yellow in it to show support for Sarcoma, or bone, cancer. You know the drill-get the pattern for Free in exchange for your Pledge. Find out more about the Single Cable Chemo Hat by clicking this Link HERE.

Charisma Caps: Day 30

Today we get to see a super darling design by Charisma Caps. I love collaborating with Shay, her group is really focused on helping cancer patients. Here are a few words from her:

“My mother is a breast cancer survivor and we enjoy crocheting and donating chemo caps to our local cancer treatment centers.”

Shay Scofield, Designer Charisma Caps

Please take a minute to join her group and check out her page: Facebook Page

I love how Charisma Caps turned a simple beanie into an eye catching accessory. Check out how cute the Touch of Lace Beanie is! Grab it for Free in Exchange for your Pledge through the end of the month. Click this LINK to get the pattern, use code “CC2019”, good through October 31, 2019.

Charisma Caps Crochet Chemo Hat Pattern

CPD Designs: Day 30

CPD Designs is back for the 3rd year to sponsor a day in the Cancer Challenge. Here Bobbie Jo Slouch hat is so cute and will make a great chemo cap. Make your PLEDGE and get the hat for FREE with code “CC2019”. Just click this LINK HERE, code is only good through today 10/31/19.

Bobbie Jo Chemo Hat Crochet Pattern

Our FINAL PLEDGE COUNT for 2019….

Challenge Checklist

As the challenge progressed through the month, I received many requests for a checklist of the hats that were featured. Today I am offering you all a checklist that includes each day, the designer and the name of their hat. But, that’s not all. There are also some columns for your own tracking, you can fill out what size you made, what yarn you used and where you donated the hat.

Completing a checklist is NOT required. This is just a tool that you can have to keep track of your progress. Click this LINK HERE to download a copy of the checklist today.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

Information about the Crochet Cancer Challenge

  • 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.

2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge Week 4

We are about 2/3 of the way done with the Crochet Cancer Challenge as we enter week 4. I am so amazed at the variety of designs we have had and this week is going to be just as amazing.

This post is a collection of all the patterns for the Crochet Cancer Challenge Week 4. It will be updated daily with the days new pattern. I will also keep the current available patterns posted for an easy reference. You can use this link all week long, a new link will be provided beginning Monday October 28, 2019.

Just a friendly little reminder that when you download a pattern for FREE you are PLEDGING to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate to a local Cancer Center or patient.

challenge pledge

Day 21: Blackstone Designs

Today I am honored to have Blackstone Designs be our featured designer in the Challenge. Sonya has been a part of the challenge since I started it. Each year she is one of the first to sign up and is eager to participate. Please take a minute to follow her:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

The design today is in honor of Thyroid Cancer, the colors are Purple, Pink & Teal. Blackstone did such an amazing job incorporating these colors. I love her Hopeful Butterfly Hat, that can be found by clicking HERE. This design will be available as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge through Saturday October 27, 2019.

Challenge week 4 hat design by Blackstone designs

Darcy’s Crochet Creations: Day 22

Darcy’s Crochet Creations has been another faithful sponsor of the crochet Cancer Challenge since the beginning. Please take a minute to follow her links.

Website Instagram Facebook Page

To grab your copy of the Sabrina Hat pattern for FREE (good through Saturday Oct 26, 2019), just PLEDGE to make one to donate to a cancer center or patient- click this link. Use code “CC2019”.

Challenge week 4 hat design by Darcys Crochet Creation

Bonus Hat for the week: Nikolette Corely Designs

Nikolette Corely Designs is new to this years challenge and is offering the Maraschino Hat which I am very excited to feature. She has decided to offer her pattern through the end of the challenge (10/31/2019), use code “CC2019” and find the pattern by clicking HERE and then take a minute to follow her on Instagram.

Challenge week 4 design by Nikolette Corely

Hooked For Life: Day 23

I am excited to have another new designer, take a minute to visit her sites and tell her thanks for sponsoring today.

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The challenge hits close to home because, “ My father Ed passed away after a long and well-lived life, of bladder cancer. Because of this I chose a bright yellow yarn because yellow is the color of support for bladder cancer. ” Grab the details on how to get your copy of the Eddy Hat Hat as a PLEDGE for the challenge by clicking here. This offer will be good through the end of the challenge, October 31, 2019.

challenge week 4 eddy hat pattern

Day 24: Canoe Mountain Designs

I am beginning to feel like a broken record, but seriously, we have another fantastic designer sponsoring today. Canoe Mountain Designs has been a participant the last few years, I would love for you to take a minute to check out her sites and follow her.

Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Canoe Mountain Designs designed this amazing hat called the Mountain Hope Beanie. Here is a note from Audrey, please take a minute to read.

I am thrilled to be able to contribute to the Cancer Challenge this year! Our lives have been touched by so much cancer over the years and I have been donating hats since I learned to crochet about 12 years ago. The color for Colon Cancer is Dark Blue. I chose Colon Cancer because my husband had surgery for this cancer about 6 years ago. He bounced back quickly and has returned to a normal life thankfully.

While I was thinking about what type of hat to design, I thought I would create a pattern in 3 sizes: Men’s, Women’s & Children’s. I also wanted something that would be fairly quick & easy, but still have some texture. Pom Poms are always a favorite of mine, so there is always the option of adding a faux fur pom pom or making your own yarn pom pom.

Audrey, Designer from Canoe Mountain Designs

To get the Mountain Hope Hat pattern as part of the challenge, Free in exchange for your Pledge to make one, use code “cc2019” through 10/27/19. Click this link HERE to get the pattern.

Canoe Mountain Challenge Hat 2019

Day 25: Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

Today we have a wonderful returning designer, Carol, from Sweet Potato Crochet Creations. She has graciously been a part of the challenge for many years, so please take a minute to follow her at the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Today Carol is offering the cutest design, the Stay Gold Beanie. This design will be available as part of the challenge (free in exchange for your pledge) through Sunday, October 27, 2019. You can find the pattern by clicking this LINK.

Stay Gold Challenge Hat 2019

Stitch in Progress: Day 26

I am excited to have Stitch in Progress for our featured designer today. She has decided to design her hat and make it black in support of those dealing with Melanoma. Before you grab a copy of the pattern, be sure to follow Stitch in Progress:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Stitch in Progress is offering the Sweet Adeline Slouchy Hat, doesn’t it look so soft and warm? The Adeline Slouchy hat is available as a design in the Crochet Cancer Challenge (free in exchange for your pledge) through the end of October, 10/31/19. You can get the pattern by clicking HERE.

Pink Crochet Hook Designs: Day 27

We have another returning designer, Pink Crochet Hook Designs and she is offering a very cute hat today. Before I get to that though check out her Instagram page and follow her by clicking HERE.

The Pearls of Hope hat was designed in this striking white to show support for those going through Lung Cancer. The hat is available for FREE as part of the Challenge as long as you Pledge to make one and donate it. Use code CC2019 through the end of today, Sunday October 27, 2019. Get the pattern by clicking HERE.

Still Available, the following designs are still accepting pledges.

Sunflower Cottage Crochet

I am so excited to have another new designer join the challenge this year. I would love to have you follow them on:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Sunflower Cottage Crochet designed the Samantha’s Hope Beanie just for us. They are giving us through November 16, 2019 to use code “CC2019” for the challenge, you can find the pattern by clicking HERE. The beanie was designed in royal blue to help bring awareness to colon cancer. This hits close to home, please read their full story it is very touching, here are just a few words:

I watched both of my grandparents go through cancer struggles… …and have seen the toll it can take on people. Sara has had an even more up close and personal relationship with it over many years. Here is her story:

https://sunflowercottagecrochet.com/samanthas-hope-crochet-beanie-pattern/
Samantha's Hope Beanie

Crochetverse

I am so excited to have Crochetverse back again this year. Stephanie does such an amazing job, if you don’t follow her on social media you are missing out. Check out her links below:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Crochetverse is today’s sponsor for the Crochet Cancer Challenge and are offering you all this fun Bee Hopeful Beanie and you can find it HERE. It will be free with your pledge through October 31, 2019. Crochetverse featured gray in her design to help bring awareness to Glioblastoma. Read why this is important to her HERE. But, this isn’t the only hat…. Crochetverse is going all out and offering 4 more designs that were featured in the past years. Grab them all at the end of the blog link HERE.

Challenge hat design by Crochetverse

Stitches N Scraps

Another amazing new designer has joined the team this year, Pia from Stitches in Scraps. I am so excited to be working with her on the Crochet Cancer Challenge. Please take a minute to visit her sites and tell her thanks for joining, you can find her at:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Stitches & Scraps designed this lovely Pearsons Chemo Cap made in a lavender color to help bring awareness to all types of cancer. This hat design will be available as part of the challenge through October 31, 2019. You can find out more about the pattern and her inspiration for her design by clicking this link.

Crochet pattern by Stitch N Scraps

Hooked by Kati

You are going to love today’s design by Hooked by Kati, but before I share her adorable design, take a minute to follow her on social media:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Now, check out her hat design, Dad’s Plaid Flat Cap! I just love it, such a unique and fun design I know it will be a hit. Check out more details about her pattern and grab it through October 31, 2019 as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge, just click HERE.

challenge week 3 pattern by Hooked by Kati

Underground Crafter: Day 20 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge

Underground Crafter has been a contributor of the Crochet Cancer Challenge for multiple years now. I really appreciate her support and would love for you to go visit her pages and tell her thank you.

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

I am amazed at the generosity of Underground Crafter. The last couple years she has not given 1 pattern but an entire ebook as part of the challenge. This year 6 hat designs are included for FREE in exchange for your PLEDGE. This offer is good through Sunday October 27, 2019, just use this link to get more info.

Challenge Week 4 Ebook by Underground Crafter

Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3

The Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3 will be available through October 31, 2019 for Free with code “CC2019”. Find Sweet Potato 3 by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Emerald Stone Hat post and link to pattern by clicking HERE. The Emerald Stone hat is featuring the color for Liver Cancer. Christine’s Uncle passed away 6 years ago from Liver Cancer and this hat is designed in honor of him.

Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

Check Back Each Day for Updates

We have all of October left for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, check back each day for updates on the hats that are released and designers participating. We would love to see what you make, so please post away on all your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge to help us see how far our challenge is reaching.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

Information about the Crochet Cancer Challenge

  • 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.

Week 3: Crochet Cancer Challenge 2019

Bring it on! Week 3 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge is officially underway. We are crocheting so many hats and inspiring one another, you all are so inspirational.

This post is a recap of week 3 and will be updated daily with the days new pattern. I will also keep the current available patterns posted for an easy reference. You can use this link all week long, a new link will be provided beginning Monday October 21, 2019.

Just a friendly little reminder that when you download a pattern for FREE you are pledging to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate to a local Cancer Center or patient.

challenge pledge

Day 14: Sunflower Cottage Crochet

I am so excited to have another new designer join the challenge this year. I would love to have you follow them on:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Sunflower Cottage Crochet designed the Samantha’s Hope Beanie just for us. They are giving us through November 16, 2019 to use code “CC2019” for the challenge, you can find the pattern by clicking HERE. The beanie was designed in royal blue to help bring awareness to colon cancer. This hits close to home, please read their full story it is very touching, here are just a few words:

I watched both of my grandparents go through cancer struggles… …and have seen the toll it can take on people. Sara has had an even more up close and personal relationship with it over many years. Here is her story:

https://sunflowercottagecrochet.com/samanthas-hope-crochet-beanie-pattern/
Samantha's Hope Beanie

Crochetverse is our Day 15 sponsor

I am so excited to have Crochetverse back again this year. Stephanie does such an amazing job, if you don’t follow her on social media you are missing out. Check out her links below:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Crochetverse is today’s sponsor for the Crochet Cancer Challenge and are offering you all this fun Bee Hopeful Beanie and you can find it HERE. It will be free with your pledge through October 31, 2019. Crochetverse featured gray in her design to help bring awareness to Glioblastoma. Read why this is important to her HERE. But, this isn’t the only hat…. Crochetverse is going all out and offering 4 more designs that were featured in the past years. Grab them all at the end of the blog link HERE.

Ambassador Crochet is Day 16’s Designer

Ambassador Crochet has been so amazing and has sponsored a day in the Crochet Cancer Challenge since it began 6 years ago. Please take a few minutes to go follow her at:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Ambassador Crochet designed the lovely Keystone Beanie for the challenge. It is available through Oct 20, 2019. Click this link to get more information on the Keystone Hat. Kristine designed her hat in PLUM to show support to the caregivers of those going through Cancer. These workers get overlooked and they must be the strongest and most giving people out there. It is so wonderful to have Ambassador Crochet remind us of that.

Day 17: Stitches in Scraps

Another amazing new designer has joined the team this year, Pia from Stitches in Scraps. I am so excited to be working with her on the Crochet Cancer Challenge. Please take a minute to visit her sites and tell her thanks for joining, you can find her at:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Stitches & Scraps designed this lovely Pearsons Chemo Cap made in a lavender color to help bring awareness to all types of cancer. This hat design will be available as part of the challenge through October 31, 2019. You can find out more about the pattern and her inspiration for her design by clicking this link.

Salty Pearl Crochet: Day 18

I am so excited to have Kati, the designer for Salty Pearl Crochet join our efforts again this year in the challenge. She does such amazing work, you are going to love her design. Check out how to follow her on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Salty Pearl Crochet designed the Lemons Chemo Cap in a light blue to bring awareness to prostate cancer. This pattern will be free in exchange for your pledge through Sunday October 20, 2019. To get more information click on this link and read more about why this is so personal to Kati and her “Papa Bud”.

SAlty Pearl Crochet

Day 19: Hooked by Kati

You are going to love today’s design by Hooked by Kati, but before I share her adorable design, take a minute to follow her on social media:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Now, check out her hat design, Dad’s Plaid Flat Cap! I just love it, such a unique and fun design I know it will be a hit. Check out more details about her pattern and grab it through October 31, 2019 as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge, just click HERE.

Underground Crafter: Day 20 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge

Underground Crafter has been a contributor of the Crochet Cancer Challenge for multiple years now. I really appreciate her support and would love for you to go visit her pages and tell her thank you.

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

I am amazed at the generosity of Underground Crafter. The last couple years she has not given 1 pattern but an entire ebook as part of the challenge. This year 6 hat designs are included for FREE in exchange for your PLEDGE. This offer is good through Sunday October 27, 2019, just use this link to get more info.

Still Available, the following designs are still accepting pledges.

Alex Beanie by Snappy Tots

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Snappy Tots featured design, the Alex Beanie, on her website by clicking HERE (good through Sunday Oct 20, 2019). The Alex Beanie was designed in white to help bring awareness to Lung Cancer. Here is a short word about the design:

I chose to design this beanie for a young lady, Alex, who recently lost her grandmother to cancer.

https://snappy-tots.com/alexbeanie/?fbclid=IwAR3FGqWaiC-GT2zX-6DBPmw8TMPSECLG6ai8x6dd2UAr2BQwzdT-2ExD9rs
Snappy Tots Challenge Hat

The Pinky Promise Hat by Ned & Mimi

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Ned & Mimi designed the Pinky Promise Hat crochet pattern that you can find by clicking HERE. This design is available for Free with your Pledge through Sunday October 19, 2019 with code “CC2019”. Sarah then has offered the pattern for the rest of October for only $1 with the same code. You can probably guess that the Pinky Promise Hat was designed for Breast Cancer, read why this hit so close to home for Sarah:

My Pinky Promise hat is dedicated to my good friend Alice who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the unbelievably young age of 35. 

https://nedandmimi.com/pinky-promise-hat-crochet-pattern/
Pinky Promise Cancer Challenge Hat

Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3

The Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3 will be available through October 31, 2019 for Free with code “CC2019”. Find Sweet Potato 3 by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Emerald Stone Hat post and link to pattern by clicking HERE. The Emerald Stone hat is featuring the color for Liver Cancer. Christine’s Uncle passed away 6 years ago from Liver Cancer and this hat is designed in honor of him.

Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

War of Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner

The War of the Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner will be available through October 20, 2019 with code “CC2019”. You can find Leesa’s Knotty Corner below:

Facebook Page / Instagram

Find the War of Roses Hat HERE. Leesa is a new designer to the Crochet Cancer Challenge and here is a note from her:

I chose testicular cancer because my son has it.  He has been fighting it since January 2010.  He is back to receiving treatment after being in remission for a couple of years.  So, for me this hits very close to home.  
I also lost a grandpa to lung cancer, a grandpa to brain cancer, a grandma to breast cancer, and an Uncle to bone cancer.  Cancer is all around us, not one of us has not had it personally touch our lives.  Even I have had my own battle with cervical cancer, and later pre-cancerous cells in my uterus, ovaries, and cervix that resulted in a radical hysterectomy…but no other treatment, thankfully.

Leesa Nixon, Leesa’s Knotty Corner
Leesa's knotty corner challenge hat

Check Back Each Day for Updates

We have all of October left for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, check back each day for updates on the hats that are released and designers participating. We would love to see what you make, so please post away on all your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge to help us see how far our challenge is reaching.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

Information about the Crochet Cancer Challenge

  • 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.

Week 2: Crochet Cancer Challenge 2019

We are embarking on our 2nd week of the Crochet Cancer Challenge and I am in awe of all of you. The energy you have brought, the stories you have shared, the hats you are all making is so inspiring. Thank you to each and everyone of you for taking on the Challenge.

Just a friendly little reminder that when you download a pattern for FREE you are pledging to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate to a local Cancer Center or patient.

challenge pledge

Challenge Day 7: Snappy Tots

Introducing the Alex Beanie by Snappy Tots. Find Snappy Tots online at:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

And find her featured design, the Alex Beanie, on her website by clicking HERE (good through Sunday Oct 20, 2019). The Alex Beanie was designed in white to help bring awareness to Lung Cancer. Here is a short word about the design:

I chose to design this beanie for a young lady, Alex, who recently lost her grandmother to cancer.

https://snappy-tots.com/alexbeanie/?fbclid=IwAR3FGqWaiC-GT2zX-6DBPmw8TMPSECLG6ai8x6dd2UAr2BQwzdT-2ExD9rs
Snappy Tots Challenge Hat

Day 8: Endless Crochet Creations

Check out the Tracy Textured hat crochet pattern by Endless Crochet Creations. If you want to check out Endless Crochet Creations check out her social media links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Then follow this link to get the Tracy Textured hat pattern for FREE (only through Sunday October 13, 2019) in exchange for your pledge. Take a minute to ready why Tammy made her hat in grey and why the challenge is so personal to her.

The Tracy Textured Hats are full of texture, just what my sister likes. I am sure the hats would look fabulous in a wide range of colours, however I used Gray as this is the colour that represents Brain Cancers.

https://endlesscrochetcreations.com/crochet-cancer-challenge-2019/

Challenge Day 9: Darcy’s Crochet Creations

Darcy’s Crochet Creations designed the Calilosh Crochet Hat for the Challenge. Check out the following links to follow the designer.

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

To grab your copy of the Calilosh Crochet Hat pattern for FREE (good through Sunday Oct 13, 2019), just PLEDGE to make one to donate to a cancer center or patient- click this link. Like all the designs, use code “CC2019”. Darcy designed this hat and made it in pink for personal reasons:

I chose to write a pattern to honor all of the people who have fought or are currently fighting breast cancer. This is a subject very near and dear to me. You see, I have 5 women in my life who are very important to me that either have or are fighting breast cancer. 

http://darcyscrochetcreations.weebly.com/my-blog-of-crochet-lessons-and-loves/2019-crochet-cancer-challenge

Day 10 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge : L’amas De Laine

The Invincible Beanie is a beautiful design by L’amas de Laine, she has some amazing designs, check them out at the links below:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

The invincible hat is a participating pattern (free) through Sunday October 13, 2019 and can be found by clicking this link. It was made in this lovely light blue color because it is the color of the Prostate cancer awareness ribbon. This hits very close to home for Sandra:

You see, my dad, on the picture, is a prostate cancer survivor. It was several years ago but I can still remember the shock I had when I received the news. The big and scary C…. Cancer. I thought: How could this happen? 

https://lamasdelaine.com/2019/10/10/cancer-challenge-2019/

Crochet Cancer Challenge Day 11: Two Brother’s Blanket

Michelle from Two Brothers Blankets has been a featured designer of the Crochet Cancer Challenge since it began. She is amazing to work with, follow her at the following link:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

The Joey Hat is made in teal to promote awareness to Cervical Cancer. It is available for as a Challenge hat (for free) through Sunday October 13, 2019. You can read more about the design and the challenge by clicking HERE:

I named this hat the Joey Hat in memory of  Joey Feek, a country singer who passed away after a hard battle with cervical cancer. Her story and strength inspired me so much. 

https://www.twobrothersblankets.com/joey-hat-crochet-cancer-challenge-2019/
Two Brothers Cancer Challenge

Crochet Cancer Challenge Day 12: Ned & Mimi

I am so excited to have Ned & Mimi join the Crochet Cancer Challenge this year, they have been so wonderful to work with. Please check out their designs and follow them on:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Ned & Mimi designed the Pinky Promise Hat crochet pattern that you can find by clicking HERE. This design is available for Free with your Pledge through Sunday October 13, 2019 with code “CC2019”. Sarah then has offered the pattern for the rest of October for only $1 with the same code. You can probably guess that the Pinky Promise Hat was designed for Breast Cancer, read why this hit so close to home for Sarah:

My Pinky Promise hat is dedicated to my good friend Alice who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the unbelievably young age of 35. 

https://nedandmimi.com/pinky-promise-hat-crochet-pattern/
Pinky Promise Cancer Challenge Hat

Day 13 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge: The Yarn that Binds Us

I was so excited to have The Yarn That Binds Us join the Challenge this year. Her hat design is so amazing, make sure you follow Jenna, the designer, at the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

You know the drill by now 🙂 Get the Vera Hat (which can be found by clicking HERE) for Free in exchange for your Pledge. This design is good for Free for today only, Sunday October 13, 2019. Use code “CC2019”. Jenna designed the Vera Beanie in this beautiful gold color to bring awareness to childhood cancers.

Still Available, the following designs are still accepting pledges.

Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3

The Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3 will be available through October 31, 2019 for Free with code “CC2019”. Find Sweet Potato 3 by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Emerald Stone Hat post and link to pattern by clicking HERE. The Emerald Stone hat is featuring the color for Liver Cancer. Christine’s Uncle passed away 6 years ago from Liver Cancer and this hat is designed in honor of him.

Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

War of Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner

The War of the Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner will be available through October 20, 2019 with code “CC2019”. You can find Leesa’s Knotty Corner below:

Facebook Page / Instagram

Find the War of Roses Hat HERE. Leesa is a new designer to the Crochet Cancer Challenge and here is a note from her:

I chose testicular cancer because my son has it.  He has been fighting it since January 2010.  He is back to receiving treatment after being in remission for a couple of years.  So, for me this hits very close to home.  
I also lost a grandpa to lung cancer, a grandpa to brain cancer, a grandma to breast cancer, and an Uncle to bone cancer.  Cancer is all around us, not one of us has not had it personally touch our lives.  Even I have had my own battle with cervical cancer, and later pre-cancerous cells in my uterus, ovaries, and cervix that resulted in a radical hysterectomy…but no other treatment, thankfully.

Leesa Nixon, Leesa’s Knotty Corner
Leesa's knotty corner challenge hat

The Whirlwind Hat by Creations by Courtney

The Whirlwind Hat by Creations by Courtney is available through October 14, 2019. Use code “CC2019” at checkout to get it free in exchange for your pledge. You can find Creations by Courtney below:

Website / Instagram / Faceboook Page

Find the Whirlwind Hat by clicking HERE

Whirlwind Challenge Hat pattern

Check Back Each Day for Updates

We have all of October left for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, check back each day for updates on the hats that are released and designers participating. We would love to see what you make, so please post away on all your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge to help us see how far our challenge is reaching.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

More details about the Crochet Cancer Challenge

  • 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.

Week 1: Crochet Cancer Challenge

Thank you so much for checking back in to see the designs that have been part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge Week 1. We are off to an amazing start but it is no surprise when you see how great the designs have been.

For the challenge week 1 hat designs, you have through Sunday October 6, 2019 to PLEDGE to get your patterns for FREE. To pledge just download the pattern, make a hat and donate that hat to a cancer patient or cancer center nearby.

challenge pledge

Everyone, of the designers below, have taken the time to design, photograph, test and publish their designs. This is a big commitment and is extremely generous of them. I ask that you take a few minutes of your day and send them a quick “thank you” note. Trust me, it will make their day!

Day 1 of the Challenge: Sweet Potato 3

The Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3. Find Sweet Potato 3 by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Emerald Stone Hat post and link to pattern by clicking HERE (code “cc2019” good through 10/31/19). The Emerald Stone hat is featuring the color for Liver Cancer. Christine’s Uncle passed away 6 years ago from Liver Cancer and this hat is designed in honor of him.

Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

Sincerely Pam is sponsoring Day 2:

The Fighter/Survivor Graph Beanie by Sincerely Pam. Find Sincerely Pam by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook page

Find the Fighter/Survivor Graph Beanie post and link to pattern by clicking HERE (code “cc2019” good through 10/6/19). A short note about the design:

In honor of my Dad’s diagnosis, battle, and recovery, I have designed these hats for him. The awareness ribbon color for stomach and esophageal cancer is periwinkle. 

http://www.sincerelypam.com/fighter-survivor-graph-beanies-cancer-challenge-2019/
Cancer Challenge

Day 3 is featuring a hat by Muki Crafts:

The Frisky Hat by Muki Crafts. Find Muki Crafts by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook page

Find the Frisky Hat pattern by clicking HERE (code “cc2019” only good through 10/6/2019). Maarja wanted to focus on Leukemia because most of her crochet designs are centered around children. The awareness color for Leukemia is orange.

Challenge Day 4 is Crystalized Designs

The Nancy Beanie by Crystalized Designs. You can find Crystalized Designs by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Find the Nancy Beanie pattern by clicking HERE (code “cc2019” good through 10/6/2019). The Nancy Beanie was designed in honor of Crystal’s Mom who fought Stomach Cancer, so her design features the color peach. Reach more about her story and inspiration on her blog HERE.

Day 5 of the Challenge: Leesa’s Knotty Corner

The War of the Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner. You can find Leesa’s Knotty Corner below:

Facebook Page / Instagram

Find the War of Roses Hat HERE. Leesa has graciously offered her design for FREE during the entire month of October (use same code of “CC2019”-good through 10/20/2019). Leesa is a new designer to the Crochet Cancer Challenge and here is a note from her:

I chose testicular cancer because my son has it.  He has been fighting it since January 2010.  He is back to receiving treatment after being in remission for a couple of years.  So, for me this hits very close to home.  
I also lost a grandpa to lung cancer, a grandpa to brain cancer, a grandma to breast cancer, and an Uncle to bone cancer.  Cancer is all around us, not one of us has not had it personally touch our lives.  Even I have had my own battle with cervical cancer, and later pre-cancerous cells in my uterus, ovaries, and cervix that resulted in a radical hysterectomy…but no other treatment, thankfully.

Leesa Nixon, Leesa’s Knotty Corner

And the Grand Finale this week at day 6 is, Creations by Courtney

The Whirlwind Hat by Creations by Courtney. You can find Creations by Courtney below:

Website / Instagram / Faceboook Page

Find the Whirlwind Hat HERE (code “cc2019” is good through 10/12/2019): Courtney says

Lavender was chosen for this hat to represent all forms of cancer as it has or will impact every person. 

https://creationsbycourtney.com/product/whirlwind-hat/

Keep Checking Back

All these beautiful designs are in the challenge week 1. But wait, we have all of October left for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, check back each day for updates on the hats that are released and designers participating.

We would love to see the hats you make from the first weeks challenge. Please post away on all your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge to help us see how far our challenge is reaching.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

Find more information about the Crochet Cancer Challenge Below:

  • 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.

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Mark Your Calendars! Grab Your STASH!

The Crochet Cancer Challenge is almost here….

October is Cancer Awareness Month and I am excited to host the annual Crochet Cancer Challenge. This challenge is going on its 7th year and has been growing each year. It is always great to see the crochet community team up to make a difference.

Crochet Cancer Challenge

  Each year the challenge is essentially the same with some small changes. The goal is always the same:

We (all the designers participating) are calling all crocheters to pledge to crochet as many hats as possible. Crochet the hats from our newly released limited time FREE patterns that we are offering in exchange for your donation of that hat to a cancer patient or cancer center near you. This will reach so many corners around the world and will touch so many people during a very challenging time in their lives. Help us all make a difference, one hat at a time.

Sound Fun and Want More Details? 

Unfortunately, most of us have all been affected by cancer in some way. It is difficult to see someone go through cancer and/or chemotherapy. But with the support of their community and kindness of others will make the battle slightly less daunting.   The Crochet Cancer Challenge was started to honor of my Uncle Jeff, who lost his battle in September of 2014.

Crochet Cancer Challenge

How does the Crochet Cancer Challenge work?

It is pretty simple and straight forward. I am asking all of you crocheters out there, to help make hats for cancer patients and cancer survivors. The hats can be crocheted for just about anyone:

  • someone you know,
  • someone your friends know,
  • a co-worker,
  • teacher,
  • neighbor,
  • or a complete stranger.

You can make one hat or as many hats as you can and donate them to your local cancer center.

How long does the crochet cancer challenge last?

October

The challenge will begin October 1 and run through October 31. Each day of the month (with the exception on Sundays) there will be a featured designer who will offer a FREE hat pattern in exchange for your pledge to make a hat to donate. We ask that all hats should be made and donated by the end of the year. But, if it takes a little longer, that is okay. Just keep working on them.

Stay tuned and Share your Work

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.

Information Links for the Cancer Challenge

  1. What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE
  2. Yarn is recommendations for the hats, click HERE
  3. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE
  4. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE
  5. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE

2018 Crochet Cancer Challenge Final Pledges

We are a week into November and the 2018 Crochet Cancer Challenge has officially wrapped up. Every year that I have organized this Challenge, I am amazed at how committed everyone is to help out. The designers always reach out to join and come up with some amazing designs. All of you crocheters, who crochet relentlessly to create hats to give.

All of this encourages me to continue every year. This was my 5th year organizing the Crochet Cancer Challenge and I was blown away with our final pledge numbers.

Final Pledges

Just to let you know how amazing our final pledge count is, this surpassed last year by over 10,000! We could not have done this without each and everyone of you.

I hope you found the Crochet Cancer Challenge to be as rewarding as I did. I am already excited to organize next years to be even bigger and better. Make sure to bring those donations into your local cancer center, I took my stack in on Monday and it is always so rewarding. I like to think of my Uncle Jeff when I walk into donate, and it make me chuckle just remembering his laugh, it was one that I will never forget. I love you Uncle Jeff!

Sweet Potato 3

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE thank the designers.

A huge part of our success every year is how willing other crochet designers are to give a pattern in exchange for a pledge. I want them to know how much we all appreciate this. So, please, take a little time today to thank them. Write a message on their facebook page, send them an email or facebook message, or even share a photo of the hat you made from their design.

The Firefly Hook  Crochetverse

IraRott  

Blackstone Designs  Accessorize This Designs

Darcy's Crochet Creations  ACCROchet

Sunshine Charlotte Designs  Salty Pearl Crochet

Ambassador Crochet  Charisma Caps

grammyjo lids  Cuddle Me Beanies

Snappy Tots  Underground Crafter

KMT Creations  

Krissy Wonders    

  CPD Designs

Crafting friends Designs  

  

  

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. 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.

Crochet Cancer Challenge – FINAL CALL

Today is the official last day of the 2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge! So, don’t put it off, grab those patterns (in exchange for your pledges of course) and start crocheting.

 Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

Autumn Breeze Beanie Pattern by Sweet Potato 3

Cancer Challenge 2018

Chill Beanie Pattern by Sincerely Pam

Cancer Challenge

Bond Street Beanie Pattern by Pattern Paradise

Cancer Challenge

Over the Rainbow Turban Pattern by CPD designs

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Riley Winter Hat Pattern by Endless Crochet Creations

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Cables N Such Beanie Pattern by Pink Crochet Hook

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Cranberry Trails Hat Pattern by Canoe Mountain Designs

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Terrain Kitty Hat Pattern by Poise & Envy 

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Use Code: Cancer18

The above code will be good on all the patterns listed above. BUT, only through the end of the week, Sunday November 4, 2018 and will allow you to get the pattern for FREE, but remember….

A Download = A Pledge

This is a very important part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. If you download any of the patterns during this month and you use the code to receive it for FREE you are PLEDGING to donate a minimum of 1 hat to a Cancer Center/Patient.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

Add Labels to your hats

click HERE to get an printable sheet that has 8 of these tags on it.

Cancer Challenge Tag

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. 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.

Crochet Cancer Challenge – BONUS DAY

WOW-I still cannot believe that October is behind us. The Crochet Cancer Challenge has been so amazing this year. I want to extend a huge thank you to all the designers that helped out, I couldn’t have done this without all of them. MORE important though, is all of you! You, fellow crocheters, are the ones who have made, 1, 2, 3, 15, 30, 60, 100 hats. Each one of those hats is what is making a difference. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And NOW, I am so excited to announce that we are having a BONUS DAY! Throughout the Crochet Cancer Challenge I had a handful of other designers contact me asking if they could participate. At first I said I would put them on a list for next year. But…. then I got to thinking, who turns away help? Not me! So, today is a Bonus Day where I get to feature some new designers to the Challenge and we are offering some additional patterns in exchange for more PLEDGES!

 Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

Autumn Breeze Beanie Pattern by Sweet Potato 3

Cancer Challenge 2018

Riley Winter Hat Pattern by Endless Crochet Creations

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Cables N Such Beanie Pattern by Pink Crochet Hook

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Cranberry Trails Hat Pattern by Canoe Mountain Designs

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Terrain Kitty Hat Pattern by Poise & Envy 

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Use Code: Cancer18

The above code will be good on all the patterns listed above. BUT, only through the end of the week, Sunday November 4, 2018 and will allow you to get the pattern for FREE, but remember….

A Download = A Pledge

This is a very important part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. If you download any of the patterns during this month and you use the code to receive it for FREE you are PLEDGING to donate a minimum of 1 hat to a Cancer Center/Patient.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

Add Labels to your hats

click HERE to get an printable sheet that has 8 of these tags on it.

Cancer Challenge Tag

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. 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.

Day 31: Cancer Challenge – CPD designs

Can you believe we are already on our last day of October, it is a little bitter, sweet. We are completing our month long Crochet Cancer Challenge. Today’s design is by CPD Designs and her Over the Rainbow Turban is a perfect design to end on….. or maybe……just make sure to check back tomorrow 😉

Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

Day 31: Pattern by CPD Designs

Each designer is helping so much by giving away a premium crochet pattern for this charitable event. I want to make sure to acknowledge them and thank them for their talents so please be sure to visit their pages and say thank you or give them a little love by favoriting a design or two on Ravelry.

  • Facebook Page for CPD Designs: HERE 
  • Ravelry shop for CPD Designs: HERE

CPD Designs

Today we have a fun, cheerful and colorful hat design by CPD Designs. Clarissa is joining us for her second year with the Cancer Challenge and I am so happy she came back. Check out how cute her Over the Rainbow Turban is. I love the bold band that makes this hat pop with the bold stitching and then the delicateness of the bow… that combination is just striking. I cannot wait to crochet one today! Grab your copy of the Over the Rainbow Turban in CPD Designs Ravelry shop: HERE

Over The Rainbow Turban  CPD Designs

Use Code: Cancer18

This code will be good on the Over the Rainbow Turban pattern through Sunday November 4, 2018 and will allow you to get the pattern for FREE, but remember….

A Download = A Pledge

This is a very important part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. If you download any of the patterns during this month and you use the code to receive it for FREE you are PLEDGING to donate a minimum of 1 hat to a Cancer Center/Patient.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

Add Labels to your hats

click HERE to get an printable sheet that has 8 of these tags on it.

Cancer Challenge Tag

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. 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.

Day 30: Cancer Challenge – Pattern Paradise

What a terrific Tuesday! We have such a fun design today by Pattern Paradise, I cannot wait to see the hats you all made from her amazing pattern for the Crochet Cancer Challenge this year. If you are just now joining, I am so excited to have you jump on board, if you want to read a little more about what the challenge is follow this link: HERE.

Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

Day 30: Pattern by Pattern Paradise

Each designer is helping so much by giving away a premium crochet pattern for this charitable event. I want to make sure to acknowledge them and thank them for their talents so please be sure to visit their pages and say thank you or give them a little love by favoriting a design or two on Ravelry.

  • Pattern Paradise Blog: HERE
  • Facebook Page for Pattern Paradise: HERE 
  • Ravelry shop for Pattern Paradise: HERE
  • Find Pattern Paradise on Pinterest: HERE
  • Pattern Paradise on Instagram: HERE

Today’s pattern was designed by Maria from Pattern Paradise. I am so excited because the Bond Street Beanie was designed just for us! I love the arrows that run up the hat, such a fun and popular look right now. The slight slouch to the hat also adds a bit of whimsical touch, oh, I just love it! The Bond Street Beanie is made with worsted weight yarn and comes in Baby, Kids and Adult sizes. Grab your copy of the Bond Street Beanie in Pattern Paradise‘s Ravelry shop: HERE 

Bond Street Beanie

Use Code: Cancer18

This code will be good on the Bond Street Beanie pattern through Sunday November 4, 2018 and will allow you to get the pattern for FREE, but remember….

A Download = A Pledge

This is a very important part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. If you download any of the patterns during this month and you use the code to receive it for FREE you are PLEDGING to donate a minimum of 1 hat to a Cancer Center/Patient.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

Add Labels to your hats

click HERE to get an printable sheet that has 8 of these tags on it.

Cancer Challenge Tag

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. 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.

Day 29: Cancer Challenge – Sincerely Pam

What an amazing Monday, we have made it to our last Monday in October and the year is flying by. We are down to our last days of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. But, we still have some fabulous designers, today we get a brand new design by Sincerely Pam.

Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

Day 29: Pattern by Sincerely Pam

Each designer is helping so much by giving away a premium crochet pattern for this charitable event. I want to make sure to acknowledge them and thank them for their talents so please be sure to visit their pages and say thank you or give them a little love by favoriting a design or two on Ravelry.

  • Sincerely Pam Blog: HERE
  • Facebook Page for Sincerely Pam: HERE
  • Ravelry shop for Sincerely Pam: HERE

Sincerely Pam

Our super cute, Chill Beanie design, is from Sincerely Pam. She created this pattern just for us today. I love the simplicity of the stitches with the cut feature of “chill”. My daughter is in love with this hat (after my pledge I need to make one for her). Make sure to thank Sincerely Pam for her continued support each year and then head over to her Ravelry shop and grab your copy of the Chill Beanie: HERE

Chill Beanie

Use Code: Cancer18

This code will be good on the Chill Beanie pattern through Sunday November 4, 2018 and will allow you to get the pattern for FREE, but remember….

A Download = A Pledge

This is a very important part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. If you download any of the patterns during this month and you use the code to receive it for FREE you are PLEDGING to donate a minimum of 1 hat to a Cancer Center/Patient.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

Add Labels to your hats

click HERE to get an printable sheet that has 8 of these tags on it.

Cancer Challenge Tag

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. 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.

Week 4: Cancer Challenge – Last Chance

We are wrapping up our 4th week of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. Only 3 days left! You have all been so amazing. Not just in your pledges, but in your encouraging posts to one another, in your heartfelt comments and the gratitude you have shown throughout the challenge. I am blessed to be able to work on this challenge with each and everyone of you. Thank you!

 If you are just now joining, I am so excited to have you jump on board, if you want to read a little more about what the challenge is follow this link: HERE.

Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

Below I will showcase each days design, just click on the image if you missed one and use the same code that was featured all week (or that is posted later in this blog post).

Autumn Breeze Beanie Pattern by Sweet Potato 3

Cancer Challenge 2018

Cassia Hat Pattern by KMT Creations

KMT Creations

 Cambridge Shells Hat Pattern by Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet

Krissys Over the Mountain Crochet

Auntie Em Twister Hat & Ebook by Underground Crafter

Cancer Challenge

Lennox Hat Pattern by Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

Cancer Challenge

 KJ Hat Pattern by Two Brothers Blankets

 Loop the Loop Cowl Pattern by Crafting Friends Designs

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Use Code: Cancer18

The above code will be good on all the patterns listed above. BUT, only through the end of today, Sunday October 28, 2018 and will allow you to get the pattern for FREE, but remember….

A Download = A Pledge

This is a very important part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. If you download any of the patterns during this month and you use the code to receive it for FREE you are PLEDGING to donate a minimum of 1 hat to a Cancer Center/Patient.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

Add Labels to your hats

click HERE to get an printable sheet that has 8 of these tags on it.

Cancer Challenge Tag

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. 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.

Day 27: Cancer Challenge – Crafting Friends Designs

It is the last Saturday of the month and we are nearing the end of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. Today is our day that we feature a design that is not a hat. I am excited to have Crafting Friends Design share a beautiful cowl with us today! If you are just now joining, I am so excited to have you jump on board, if you want to read a little more about what the challenge is follow this link: HERE.

Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

Day 27: Pattern by Crafting Friends Designs

Each designer is helping so much by giving away a premium crochet pattern for this charitable event. I want to make sure to acknowledge them and thank them for their talents so please be sure to visit their pages and say thank you or give them a little love by favoriting a design or two on Ravelry.

  • Facebook Page for Crafting Friends Designs: HERE 
  • Crafting Friends Design’s Blog: HERE
  • Follow Crafting Friends Design on Instagram: HERE
  • Crafting Friends Design on Pinterest: HERE

Crafting friends Designs

For today’s pattern, I am very excited to have Kate from Crafting Friends Designs join us. Kate is one of the big reasons behind our featured weekend designs. She has asked to participate in the past years, but she doesn’t design hats. So this year, I decided to try something different on the weekends. Today, Crafting Friends Design came up with the beautiful Loop the Loop Cowl. I love the creative design within the color changes and how it creates a fun loop the loop look. This will work up quick and be a nice addition to your donation boxes this year. Grab your copy of the Loop the Loop Cowl from Crafting Friends Design Shop on Ravelry: HERE

  Loop the Loop Cowl

Use Code: Cancer18

This code will be good on the Loop the Loop Cowl through Sunday October 28, 2018 and will allow you to get the pattern for FREE, but remember….

A Download = A Pledge

This is a very important part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. If you download any of the patterns during this month and you use the code to receive it for FREE you are PLEDGING to donate a minimum of 1 hat to a Cancer Center/Patient.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

Add Labels to your hats

click HERE to get an printable sheet that has 8 of these tags on it.

Cancer Challenge Tag

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. 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.