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
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.
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.
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
- 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
- Ravelry shop: Click HERE
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:
- Dotty’s Dream Hat pattern: Click HERE
- Waves of Hope pattern: Click HERE
- Emerald Stone Hat pattern: Click HERE
- FREE Basic Beanie pattern: Click HERE
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