October is cancer awareness month and Sweet Potato 3 is once again hosting the annual Cancer Awareness Challenge.
I am honored to be involved in this event again. Again this year each designer is honoring those affected by a specific cancer in hopes of bringing more awareness to those. Each hat can be made in any color and can be given to anyone affected by cancer, not just the one featured with that pattern.
Many of our crochet friends have been affected by cancer. Unfortunately WAY too many! I want to give them all a hug and try to let them all know I am thinking of them.
This year I decided to honor all those affected by cancer. A lavender ribbon represents all cancers. Plus, since I think a variety of color brings happiness, I incorporated bold colors in my samples.
I first designed a convertible beanie to be worn in a few different ways. It can be worn as a cowl with the drawstring untied, as a messy bun beanie with the top left a little open for hair to be pulled through, or as a beanie with the drawstring pulled closed. I have used beads to hold the drawstring closed, but the ends could be tied instead.
Since some might prefer a regular beanie I have designed one to match.
BOTH of these patterns are included in this year’s cancer challenge. The pattern links are below.
Where To Get The Patterns
The patterns to make the convertible beanie and regular beanie will be free here on my blog or you can download the ad-free PDF from my Ravelry shop.
Click the links below and use coupon code “CancerChallenge” to download the patterns for FREE from my Ravelry shop through November 30th, 2020.
Please make sure the total changes to free BEFORE checking out.
By downloading these crochet patterns, you’re pledging to create at least one hat from to donate to a cancer center, patient or someone affected by any form of cancer before the end of 2020.
To help spread the word about the Crochet Cancer Challenge please include #CrochetCancerChallenge when posting about this event on social media (facebook, instagram, pinterest, twitter etc).
I hope you will share pictures of the beanie(s) you create and let us know how this event affected you and the recipient.
Thanks for helping touch the lives of those affected by this horrible disease.
The Crochet Cancer Challenge Details
- 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.