Have you heard of the Crochet Cancer Challenge?? It is an event that has been going strong for 7 years now. It was created and is hosted by Christine of Sweet Potato 3.
The Crochet Cancer Challenge is a campaign where new hat designs are featured throughout the month of October. The patterns are offered as a free PDF download and with that download you are pledging to make a hat and donate it to a cancer patient or cancer center.
If you participate in the challenge be sure to use the hashtag #crochetcancerchallenge.
This is my first year participating in the challenge. My hat design represents and is dedicated to those who have battled Esophageal cancer.
I know of someone who beat this type of cancer about 10 years ago. His wife and his church family were by his side during that difficult time. Now his wife who I had the pleasure of working with for several years is now going through her own journey with bladder cancer. One of her posts touched me dearly when she said,
“The last season at this cancer center was me walking a journey with my husband. This time he is holding my hand!”
I hope you’ll join in this year for this amazing cause.
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This hat pattern is worked from the bottom up. There are two types of instructions included for the first row. One way is worked using foundation crochet stitches and the other is worked using a regular chain foundation.
The band of the hat is worked using a smaller crochet hook and the body of the hat is worked using a larger crochet hook. This hat can be worked up rather quickly as it uses a bulky weight yarn.
This beanie pattern is written with 3 adult sizes. Adult Small fits a head circumference of 20-21 inches. An Adult Medium fits a head circumference of 22 inches and an Adult Large fits a head circumference of 23 inches.
If you like this hat you may also like the Better Together Unisex Slouchy hat pattern. Find that HERE.
Cascade Crochet Beanie Pattern:
- Yarn: #5 Bulky Weight – Red Heart Hygge in Wisteria
- Hook: US Size (K/10.5) 6.5 mm & (N/P/15) 10.0 mm crochet hooks
- Other Tools: Yarn Needle, Scissors, Stitch Marker
- Adult Small – 20-21”
- Adult Medium – 22”
- Adult Large – 23”
- With 10.0 mm hook – 8 sc x 9.5 rows = 4”/10 cm
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- st (s) – stitch(es)
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- blo – back loop only
- fsc – foundation single crochet
- sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
- This is worked in the round from the bottom up.
- The band is worked with the smaller size hook and the body of the hat is worked using the larger size hook.
- For the band you will join with a slip stitch to the first stitch in that round.
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- The body of the hat is worked in a continuous spiral so you will need to mark the first stitch in each round with a stitch marker.
- This hat is worked in multiples of 4. To adjust circumference just work more foundation single crochet or chain stitches in multiples of 4.
- When sharing on social media use the hashtags: #simplyhookedbyjanet & #cascadebeanie
You can get an ad-free PDF copy of this pattern here:
Instructions: S (M, L)
Round 1: With size K (6.5mm) crochet hook, fsc 44 (48, 52) join – 44 (48, 52) sc.
Ch 44 (48, 52) join, ch 1, sc in each st around, join – 44 (48, 52) sc.
Rounds 2-5: Ch 1, in blo sc in each st around, join – 44 (48, 52) sc.
Work in both loops from here on and use the 10.0mm crochet hook.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in first, move st marker to st just made, sk 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, *sk 1, sc in next, sk 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next; repeat from * around, sk 1 – 33 (36, 39) sc.
Rounds 7-18: Sc in first, move st marker to st just made, sk 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp, *sk 1, sc in next, sk 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, sk 1 – 33 (36, 39) sc.
Round 19: Sc in first, move st marker to st just made, sk 1, sc in ch-1 sp, *sk 1, sc in next, sk 1, sc in ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, sk 1 – 22 (24, 26) sc.
Round 20: Sc in first, move st marker to st just made, *sc2tog, sc in next; repeat from * around, join.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using your yarn needle, weave the tail in and out of the stitches at the top of the hat, pull tight and secure. Weave in all ends.
Copyright protected. You may not redistribute pattern after purchase or publish any part as your own including photos. If sharing online you must link back to this original post. You may sell finished products and if possible, reference back to this pattern and/or give credit to Simply Hooked by Janet as the original designer.:
- 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.