Earlier this week the Cancer Challenge was announce. Now for the fun part, how to get your free hat patterns to make and donation! Each year I team up with so many amazing designers who are all willing to give you patterns to use for free, for a limited time. I am always amazed at their willingness to help out and donate their design talent 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).
New Hat Design All Month Long
This is the FUN part! During the month of October, crochet designers offer a FREE Hat pattern in exchange for your pledge to donate a hat to a cancer patient/center.
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. Then we ask that you share your completed hat and use #CrochetCancerChallenge so we can all see it and to help it become trending!
Don’t miss Anything
You can follow the challenge daily on my social media venues, find them in the links below:
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I love the idea of the labels!
Would love to join !
Would love to help out!
Will try and make ones that I am able to crochet. What a good cause.
Looking forward to participating in honor of family and friends who are survivors or those who have passed.
Would like to join
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?
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.
I would love to be part of this and donate!!
I would like to make hats for those that need a hat!
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.
To join, you just need to follow along. If you signed up to receive the emails you will get notified each morning during the month of October.
Thank you for doing this! My mother was a breast cancer survivor, so I’m making these in her memory
This is such a great idea. This will give us new/different patterns free to use instead of just a couple patterns usually made.
Have a blessed day.
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.
I can not get my email accepted. I have made sure it is correct. Can you help me.
Please and thank you
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
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
The code is under the pattern in each post 🙂
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.
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
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
How do I accept the cancer challenge?
Just download the patterns that you would like to make, when you download the pattern we record it as a pledge for one hat <3
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.
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.
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.
Can’t seem to find the place to get the patterns
Just click on the either the image of the pattern or the highlighted words 🙂
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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I only ever got one pattern
I would enjoy making the hats.
I would need patterns for the hats! And what type of yarn do you use?
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.
I love this idea. can’t wait to start
Would love to help out, how does this work?
This is a great challenge. I have many family members (including my husband) that have cancer. I’m very happy to participate!
I would like to make hats to help out.
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.
I have made several hats for our local Cancer Center and love this pattern and am ready to make more.
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.
I would love to help out and donate in the memory of my oldest sister and also donate on behalf of our neighbour
I have donated almost 100 hats so far to a local cancer treatment house! Love to get more patterns!
Would love to help out my Husband pass away due to Lung cancer last Sept 2029
Can wait to help. Thank you for the pattern
I want to help by making the top down pattern. My mom has brain cancer & I’d love to make one for her & possibly for the other ladies that seek treatment in the cancer center she goes to, please direct me to the pattern. Julie Holloway
Julie, what a thoughtful idea. Here is a link to this years (2020) patterns, it is updated daily and the patterns are only available for a limited time.
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