This is my first year to participate in the Crochet Cancer Challenge hosted by Christine of Sweet Potato 3. This year’s hat is very close to my heart. I chose to design this hat in the peach color in honor of all the people who have experienced Uterine Cancer. It is a brand new crochet pattern. I designed my hat using We Crochet Brava Peach yarn since the ribbon color for Uterine Cancer is peach.
The Story behind the Peach Cluster Hat
When I thought about the hat to design for this challenge, I thought about my own history and how close I came to having Uterine Cancer. So for my first year participating as a designer, I wanted to design a hat with stitches I love to use. I love using Cluster stitches as well as Shell stitches.
A few years ago, I found out I had precancerous cells. The doctor informed me I had to have a hysterectomy. It was a very difficult time in my life especially since I was unable to conceive and carry a child to term. We have been so blessed with the gift of adoption but this has always been part of the cross I have to carry. I knew if I was going to be there for my children and my husband that I had to have the medical procedure done. This is why I chose to do this beautiful hat dedicated to uterine cancer. Today, I am a healthy homeschool mom of 2 children and a wife to a loving husband.
about the Crochet Cancer Challenge
It is easy to participate in this challenge. You make hats to donate to cancer patients and cancer survivors. This hat can be crocheted for almost anyone you know – a neighbor, a friend, a family member, a co-worker, your child’s teacher, or someone you don’t even know.
You can also make one or many to donate to a local cancer center of your choosing. If you download the pattern or any of the other patterns included in the challenge, you are promising/committing to make at least one each to donate.
For all of the details about the Crochet Cancer Challenge, check out my friend Christine’s informative post – Crochet Cancer Challenge.
200 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Seashell.
HOOK: J/10 6.0 mm hook
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Large Pom Pom Maker
crown circle diameter – 6.5-6.75 inches, Hat Height (Top of crown to bottom of ear) – 8-8.5 inches
Adult Small – Head Circumference 20-21 inches, Hat Circumference – 19-20 inches
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Sl st – Slip Stitch
FO – Finish Off
St(s) – Stitch/Stitches
Rnd(s) – Round/Rounds
MC – Magic Circle
Shell Stitch – 5 DC in the same stitch
Sk st – Skip stitch
I want to thank my tester Debra! I love the color of the hat. She is one of my absolute reliable testers! I am thankful for that!
Crochet Cancer Challenge – Participation
Click the button below to download the pattern, and commit to making at least 1 hat to donate! Thank you for helping make a difference.
I want to give a big thank you to Christine at Sweet Potato 3 for putting this all together and also for letting me participate.