Colors of Courage Hat – Crochet Pattern

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Crochet hats have always been my go-to designs. When the hats have a purpose, such as for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, the meaning behind them means even more. Those that have to battle through a cancer diagnosis must have courage and support. To honor them my design for the 2021 challenge is called the Colors of Courage Hat.

Colors of Courage Hat

Colors of Courage

Unfortunately, there are so many different types of cancer. Over the years I have designed hats for someone specific each year. This year I wanted to honor them all by recognizing all the colors of the cancer ribbons.

Colors of Courage Cancer Ribbons
You can purchase items with this logo on them by clicking HERE.

The Hat Design

After years of hosting the Crochet Cancer Challenge I have heard from so many participants. I hear which designs you love and which ones you find more challenging. The designs that tend to get the comments about “so quick and easy I made more than 1 hat to donate” usually have quick and easy stitches.

I have been listening! I know a huge “like” are top-down patterns, so this year that is exactly what I designed. The pattern uses a simple stitch that works up quickly but still has amazing texture. The texture does not affect the feel of the hat, it is still soft and comfortable against the head.

Texture of Stitches

Materials Needed for the colors of courage Hat

  • Crochet Hook size I (5.50 mm)
  • Crochet Hook size H (5.00 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) – 100-130 total yards
  • The samples made were using Lion Brand Mandala Ombre – color: Tranquil
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

colors of courage hat design with tutorials

The pattern comes in sizes for children, youth/ladies and of course adult/men. As mentioned earlier, the hat is made in the traditional top-down method. I have included tutorials for the stitch combination used to create the texture in the main body of the hat.

Create the band of the hat using only the back bar to give the band a braided look. This is soft against the head but gives the hat the slight “hug” it needs to stay on.

Get the Colors of courage hat pattern

The Colors of Courage Hat pattern will be FREE for the entire month of October 2021 as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. You MUST use the code “CancerChallenge” at checkout on Ravelry to get the pattern for FREE.

Crochet Cancer Challenge Information

Designs will be released each morning Monday through Friday with a bonus weekend release on Saturdays. The challenge will run the entire month of October.

  • 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.

More Hat Patterns you may Love from prior crochet cancer challenges:

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  1. Judy Newman

    Hi. Thank you for this year’s cancer challenge. Your work for this project is certainly appreciated. I’m not sure if the code for your hat pattern is supposed to work on Ravelry after 10/1.

    1. SweetPotato3

      Yes, the code will work through the end of October 31, 2021. Make sure you input the code with no space in it.

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