I couldn’t fathom what it would be like to be told I have cancer, but I can related to seeing a loved one fight for their life. My mom (my best friend, my inspiration) was diagnosed with uterine, ovarian, and lining of the stomach cancer in 2000. Just days after I graduated high school, my life changed forever. Because of her, this free cancer awareness beanie crochet pattern was created for the #cancercrochetchallenge 2019! And I’m happy to say that she’s nearly 20 years in remission!
October is cancer awareness month and Sweet Potato 3 is hosting the Cancer Awareness Challenge another year. You can find more details on the challenge HERE. Find more details on Week 1 of the Cancer Crochet Challenge HERE.
By downloading the Nancy Beanie Crochet Pattern, you’re pledging to create at least one hat from the pattern to donate to cancer center or patient before the end of 2019. Spread the word and tag your project with #cancercrochetchallenge when posting on any social media! Shares are also greatly appreciated!
This beanie is created for the Uterine Cancer and uses peach yarn. I had a really hard time finding a peach that I loved. Premier Everyday in Soft Peach was perfect for this project and a pleasure to work with. If you’re looking for a soft acrylic yarn, this would be it! Or use a different color for any other cancer awareness!
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- Yarn: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection Everyday Solid Yarn-Soft Peach
- Hook: Size H, 5.0mm
- Yarn Needle
- Measuring Tape
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15 sc BLO by 14 rows = 4”
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Sc2tog: Single Crochet 2 Together
- Dc: Double Crochet
- BLO: Back Loop Only
- Slst: Slip Stitch
- St(s): Stitch(es)
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Special Pattern Notes:
Beginning chain does not count as a stitch unless noted.
When stitch counts are listed, they will be listed in sequential order. Chains are not included in counts.
Ribbing with H hook
Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (7 sts)
1-3 years: Turn, ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across (7 sts)
Repeat until you have 60 rows.
3-10 years: Turn, ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across (7 sts)
Repeat until you have 68 rows.
Teen/Adult: Turn, ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across (7 sts)
Repeat until you have 72 rows.
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Match both ends together. Ch 1, turn, slst in each st and beginning chain like picture below. This joins the two ends. Turn the band just made so that the slsts are on the inside of the piece. This is now considered the wrong side.
You will now turn your work so you will be working on the ends of the rows just worked like the picture below.
Switch to a J hook.
Body of Hat
R1: Ch 1, sc in same row end and each row end around, join – 60, 68, 72 sts
R2: Ch 2, 4 dc in same, skip 3, *4 dc in next, skip 3, repeat * around, join – 60, 68, 72 sts
R3: Ch 1, turn, starting in same, sc in each st around, join – 60, 68, 72 sts
R4: Ch 2, turn, starting in same, 4 dc, skip 3, *4 dc in next, skip 3, repeat * around, join – 60, 68, 72 sts
Repeat Round 3 & 4, ending on 4, until length measures according to chart below.
R5: Ch 1, turn, starting in same, sc in next 2, sc2tog, *sc in next 2, sc2tog, repeat * around, join – 45, 51, 54 sts
R6: Ch 2, turn, starting in same, 3 dc, skip 2, *3 dc in next, skip 2, repeat * around, join – 45, 51, 54 sts
R7: Ch 1, turn, starting in same, sc, sc2tog, *sc in next, sc2tog, repeat * around, join – 30, 34, 36 sts
R8: Ch 2, turn, starting in same, 2 dc, skip 1, *2 dc in next, skip 1, repeat * around, join – 30, 34, 36 sts
R9: Ch 1, turn, starting in same, sc2tog, sc2tog in each st around, join – 15, 17, 18 sts
Finish off leaving a long tail. Weave tail through stitches in Round 9. Pull tight to close and secure. Weave in ends.
Lastly, make a pom pom and secure to top of hat.
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More links about the Cancer Challenge are below:
- Cancer Challenge Introduction, what is it, click HERE.
- What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE
- What type of yarn is recommended 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 more fun information, click HERE