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 15: Cancer Challenge – Charisma Caps

What an amazing start we have had in this years Crochet Cancer Challenge. Plus, I am so excited for today’s featured designer, she is new to the challenge this year, so make sure to check out all the info below! If this is the first you have heard about it, please click the following link for more info: HERE.

Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

Day 15: Pattern by Charisma Caps

Before I start in on the hat for today, I want to make sure to share a little love for the designer. It is always worthwhile to thank the designer for offering her design talents and pattern to all of us:

  • Facebook link to Charisma Caps: HERE
  • Ravelry shop for Charisma Caps: HERE

Charisma Caps

Todays pattern was designed by Shap from Charisma Caps. I was so excited when Shay offered to join the challenge, she has been such a great resource since she runs a couple groups that’s soul purpose is to crochet for charity. Please check out her groups on facebook (just click on the highlighted text): Chemo Cap Crochet & We Crochet for Charity.

Charisma Caps is offering this beautiful Ladies Button Flap Cap to all of us today. It comes in an adult size and is made up using a worsted weight yarn and crochet hook I (so it will work up pretty quick). I love that she includes instructions to make it with or without the scallops. Grab your copy of the Ladies Button Flap Cap on Ravelry: HERE.

Ladies Button Flap Cap  Charisma Caps

Use Code: Cancer18

This code will be good on the Ladies Button Flap Hat  pattern through Sunday October 21, 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.

Hat Patterns for the Crochet Cancer Challenge

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!

Crochet Cancer Challenge

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.

Crochet Cancer Challenge Pledge

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:

More Helpful Links:

  • 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 Cancer Challenge – General Information

Mark Your Calendars! Grab You STASH! Because the Cancer Challenge is almost here….

October is Cancer Awareness Month, and the 2018 Cancer Challenge is gearing up for another amazing year all month long!
Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3
This year will be slightly different than in the past, but the goal is the same:
We (calling all crocheters here) pledge to crochet as many hats as possible to donate to cancer patients around the world.
Yes, this may sound like a lofty goal, but you have all proven to me in the past 4 years that we can grow each year and make a huge different in our communities. Even though hats are donated around the world, we ask that your hats are to be donated to your local center to help those closest to you.

Sound Fun and Want More Details? 

Many / Most of us have been affected by cancer in some way. It is difficult to see someone go through cancer and/or chemotherapy. But with a community standing beside them it makes the battle slightly less daunting.
In honor of my Uncle Jeff, who lost his battle in September of 2014,
I am hosting the 5th annual Cancer Challenge.

How does the challenge work?

It is pretty simple.
Basically, I am asking all of you to help make hats for cancer patients and cancer survivors.
The hats can be made for someone you know, someone your friends know,s
a co-worker, teacher, neighbor, or even a complete stranger.
You can make as many hats as you can and donate them to your local cancer center.
If a cancer center is not in your area you can contact me and ship them my way. I will include them with my donation to the Summit Cancer Center in Boise, Idaho.

How long does the challenge last?

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The challenge will begin October 1 and run through October 31. Each Monday through Friday a designer will offer a FREE hat pattern in exchange for your pledge to make a hat to donate. Saturdays the featured designer will offer a FREE cowl/prayer shawl/lap blanket or something like that for the same exchange. andSundays will be a week wrap up or last call. All pledges should be fulfilled by the end of 2018.

Stay tuned!

Sign up to follow by email (in the right column just under my name), this way you won’t miss any posts, updates, or patterns during the Challenge. More information will be posted over the next couple weeks. I will be highlighting the following topics and will add links as a reference once they have been posted:

  1. What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE (after 9/19/18)
  2. What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE (after 9/21/18)
  3. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE (after 9/24/18)
  4. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE (after 9/26/18)
  5. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE (after 9/28/18)

2017 Cancer Challenge Final Pledges

The 2017 Cancer Challenge began on October 1, 2017. Each day a crochet pattern designer sponsored the challenge by providing a free pattern in exchange for your pledge to make a hat. The hats made are suppose to be donated to someone going through cancer, or to your local cancer center.
I want to personally say Thank You to everyone who participated and made pledges this year. I know that each one of these hats will be made with love and many are being given in honor of a loved one. What a great way for us crocheters to touch others lives.
Sweet Potato 3

If you haven’t completed your pledges, don’t fret! You have until the end of 2017 to fulfill your pledges. I am still working on mine but plan on making my donation in time for Thanksgiving.

Come back next year for the Cancer Challenge!

I will be hosting the Cancer Challenge once again in 2018. Make sure to follow Sweet Potato 3 on facebook to stay in the loop. Or, you can follow my blog by email, just sign up under my picture in the right side of this post. Thank you again for your time and efforts in this years challenge. I look forward to seeing you participate again in 2018.

Cancer Challenge Designers

I couldn’t organize this challenge without the help of so many wonderful designers. If you forgot to thank them please thank the ones you missed. The list below is all the designers who sponsored a day in the 2017 Cancer Challenge. All the images below are linked directly to the facebook page for that business.

Crocherverse

Gleeful Things

Krissys Wonders

AllieCats Hats and Crafts

Cancer Challenge

KMT Creations

Sweet Potato 3 Cancer Challenge