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.

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.