Evander Crochet Beanie Pattern – Crochet Cancer Challenge 2022

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Woman wearing a crochet beanie, called the Evander Beanie.

It’s October, which means it is time for the annual Crochet Cancer Challenge, hosted by Sweet Potato 3! Can you believe it’s the 10th year of this challenge?! It’s become such a great event for the crochet community.

If you haven’t heard of the Crochet Cancer Challenge, it was created by Christine of Sweet Potato 3 in 2013 when she lost her uncle to cancer. She wanted to do something to honor him, so she created this awesome event.

The event takes place every year in October and lasts the entire month. Each day (Monday – Saturday) a new crochet hat pattern is released and is free for that day with a special code IN EXCHANGE for a pledge to make at least one hat. The hat can either be gifted to someone who is battling cancer or donated to a local hospital or cancer center.

Crochet Cancer Challenge 2022
Crochet Cancer Challenge FB Post

Pattern Details

My contribution to the Crochet Cancer Challenge is Evander Beanie. Evander is a Scottish name meaning a variation of warrior, and everyone battling any form of cancer is a warrior in my opinion. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who is or has had to fight that battle.

I set out to make a very simple, but stylish beanie pattern. It is made with DK (#3) weight yarn and just one stitch.

Two crochet beanies

The hat is worked from the bottom up and cinched closed at the top. The pattern comes in three sizes: Toddler, Child, and Adult.

I used Mary Maxim Mellowspun DK yarn for the Evander Beanie. This is a soft 100% acrylic yarn that comes in a large variety of colors. It’s perfect for making this hat and any other cozy accessories.

Crochet Cancer Challenge 2022 contribution, the Evander Beanie.

Where to Purchase

You can purchase the Evander Beanie crochet pattern on Ravelry and Etsy.

If you are participating in the challenge, you can grab this pattern for free! Head on over to the main round up post to get the code, and then you can use it on Ravelry through the end of October.

Crochet Cancer Challenge FB Post
Crochet Cancer Challenge FB Post

If you like this pattern, be sure to check out my growing list of Free Crochet Patterns!

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