It is October and that means the annual Crochet Cancer Challenge. This challenge is hosted by Sweet Potato 3 and runs from October 1st through 31st.
I am excited to be contributing a hat pattern again this year! The Hope Hat is my 2020 contribution and I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!
Crochet Cancer Challenge Details
Each day in October a different crochet designer will offer a hat pattern that they’ve designed for free for one day only. Many have personally designed their hat in honor of someone specific or to bring awareness to a specific type of cancer.
By downloading that free pattern, you pledge to make at least 1 hat to donate or gift to someone who is or has been affected by cancer.
You are not required to download every pattern or have all the hats completed by the end of the month. But please make at least 1 hat per pattern downloaded for this challenge.
Please share your finished hat photos on social media and use the hashtag #crochetcancerchallenge. The more people that see the challenge, the more hats will be made.
A huge thank you to Christine of Sweet Potato 3 for putting on this amazing challenge each year!
The Hope Hat is a simple beanie with tight, warm stitches and an optional pom. I made it in this light blue color to represent the ribbon color for Prostate Cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, Prostate Cancer is the second most common cancer among men, behind skin cancer.
The Hope Hat crochet pattern calls for worsted weight (#4) yarn. I used WeCrochet Brava Worsted for my hat.
Brava Worsted is a very soft and sturdy acrylic yarn that can be machine washed and dried.
This crochet hat is worked from the bottom up, starting with the brim. You will then work the body of the hat and one you get to your desired length you’ll begin to decrease your stitches.
It is rated Easy in pattern difficulty.
You will use a combination of single crochet and herringbone double crochet.
The pattern comes in 4 sizes, ranging from toddler to adult.
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Michelle has been crocheting for over 9 years and has been designing crochet patterns for 6 of those years. She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.