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Crochet Along for a Cause (2019)

June 4, 2019

Hi friends! I’m excited to start this year’s Crochet Along for a Cause! Last year was such a success and so much fun. Last year we made over 6,000 hats for donation! The Crochet Along for a Cause starts on Friday, June 21, 2019 and will last all summer long. Thank you so much for your interest in joining this year, I can’t wait to get started. Make sure to tag #CALforacause on Instagram!

Crochet Along for a Cause -  The Crochet Along for a Cause starts on Friday, June 21, 2019 and will last all summer long.

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What is a Crochet Along?
A crochet along is when we work on a project all together at the same time. It’s a great way to have fun with fellow crocheters all over the world!

There will be 1 new hat pattern every Friday for 14 weeks until Friday, September 20, 2019. Each hat pattern will be made for donation to your local cancer center/organization, homeless shelter, or school. (I will not be collecting hats. You can distribute them to a hospital/school/shelter near you)

You can make as many or as little hats as you’d like. Last year, some made 5 hats and some made 100. It’s all up to you. There are no requirements to take part in this event! And if there’s a pattern you don’t particularly like… skip it! Make a second of one you like better, or a completely different hat!

If you’re a beginner crocheter, or are new to making hats, check out my video tutorial below: How to Crochet a Basic Beanie for Beginners (get the written pattern HERE)

Be sure to join my Facebook group HERE for the lastest details, to ask questions, share your work, and talk with fellow crocheters!

The patterns will use worsted weight yarn with hook sizes 4.5 – 6.0. The yarn does need to be a soft cotton or acrylic. Please don’t use wool because it can irritate the scalp. Some good choices are Caron Simply Soft, I Love this Yarn, Red Heart Soft, but any soft acrylic or cotton should work.

The patterns will all be beginner friendly, maybe a couple of easier intermediate. You will need to be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques.

Hat Sizes
The hats will range from children’s sizes to adult. There will be patterns geared towards women and some geared towards men. For some of the patterns I will have different sizes available so you can choose what size you want to make.

HERE is the list of patterns from last years Crochet Along for a Cause!

The best way to stay up to date with the Crochet Along for a Cause is by joining my Facebook group HERE or by joining my email list in the box below!

6/21/19: Beach Day Bucket Hat

6/28/19: Texturized Beanie

7/5/19: Faded Beanie

7/12/19: Herringbone Beanie

7/19/19: Beginner Bottom Up Beanie

7/26/19: Basic Striped Beanie

8/2/19: Kid’s Turban Style Hat

8/9/19: Snowdrop Beanie

8/16/19: Twisted Beanie

8/23/19: Flower Petal Cap

8/30/19: Lemon Drop Beanie

9/6/19: Vertigo Beanie

9/13/19: Waffle Brim Beanie

9/20/19: Bobble Beanie

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        1. Oh I need this …to much other stuff I can’t handle right now, but this ,,,, yes!!!! thanks so much.

          1. I am just starting to learn how to crochet, what a great motivation to learn and get good at it !! Thanks for letting me join the group.

          1. Click on the name of the pattern above the picture, the pattern then shows up

        1. Very excited to participate. I already try to do 1 Afghan a month to give to homeless children.

        1. Have had breast cancer and know how important a hat can be. Made several and need to get back to the cause. Presently working on sewing for third world young women’s project.

      1. I’ve been making hats for cancer patients all year. I’ll take them in around Ictober. It doesn’t get cold in this part of Texas till around Christmas.

      1. I’m a self taught crocheted & have enjoyed making many Afghans, baby blankets, booties, hats, etc. With my adding hands, I now prefer smaller projects and this is a wonderful cause. Would live to be a part of it which appears to start in summer. would live to be notified for next session. Thank you

      1. I’m excited about this. I have donated some hats to our local cancer center but this will keep me in track. Thanks for doing this.

    1. Why am I having so much trouble getting the pattern for the beach hat.
      I didn’t have any problems with the beanie pattern.

        1. I can not find the pattern either. I clicked the title of the textured hat above & it takes me to thw ravelry page which takes me back to the hooked and handmade page & then back to this page. I can’t find it anywhere. & it keeps wanting me to save it for later but I don’t have IT yet. ?‍♀️

      1. I am starting late but excited about making hats with you guys. I donate to the Ronald McDonald House. They should be able to use hats!

    2. Thank you for.all these gorgeous patterns I’m learning different techniques and new fun patterns. This is my first crochet along and it is really fun and I’m excited for the next one

    3. How do I adapt the pattern for a head that is 60,5 cm ( 23 5/8 in) around 38 (15 in)from ear to ear?
      Do I go by the initial chain ? Do I measure that initial chain while held taut or while it is loose?

    4. We are a group of ladies at church making hats for our local school children. In 2021 we made anout three hundred hats for school children. We have just recently began making hats for chemo patients for two local hospitals. We are so excited to be making these hats. The leader and organizer of this group is 97 years young and currently homebound but continues to make hats.

  1. So glad you’re, we’re, doing this again. I loved making the hats last year, and enjoyed giving them to my local oncology department.
    Thanks Breann

      1. This will be fun! For some reason I don’t have good luck w/hats, so I hope this CAL will get me beyond this uncomfortable zone!

          1. Somewhere local to you 🙂 You can take them to a hospital, school, or homeless shelter.

        1. I’m looking forward to joining in on this, especially since it’s for a good cause! Had a great time being a part of your last Cal. I’m not on FB but follow you on IG!

          1. My daughter is a loom knitter, do you know if those hats would be acceptable. I will be participating in the crochet along.

          2. I love to crochet and really like doing hats. They are small projects and easy to make in short period of times. Can not wait to start getting patterns.

      2. There is an error in the description:

        “If you’re a beginner crocheter, or are new to making hates”
        hates should be hats. I lextra letter changes the word in a big way.

      3. Unable to get pattern. Hsave looked for an hour. tired now can’t look any more. To bad I wanted to make this for my cancer here in town.

        1. It’s linked above called the Beach Day Bucket Hat. Or you can click on the homepage and it’s the first post.

    1. I did this last summer along with a co-worker. It makes you feel good that you can help people with cancer. I, hoping we both can participate again this year as we are both going to be retired this summer! Thanks again for doing this again this summer.

    2. This gives me joy! I am so happy that by doing something that I really enjoy I can help improve someone else’s life but by a fraction! Thank you! And thank you for having me!

    3. Hi, just found you on Pinterest. This sounds fun, I’ll definitely be joining. Seems like a good way to get me out of my comfort zone and try some new patterns. I don’t have FB or Instagram but I signed up for your email list. Will I get the patterns there?

  2. I’m not on Facebook at this time, will there be another way for me to get the patterns when it’s time to start

  3. Looking forward to this CAL! Donations will be made to the local cancer center in honor of a friend who lost his battle with cancer back in January.

  4. I love love love this idea! For a long time I’ve been looking for a way to give back and this is the first time something has come up at the right time for me. When I was 17 I had cancer (coming up on 7 years cancer free!) and I remember a woman going around my cancer ward with hats she knitted and I cherished that hat and wore it almost all the time for the rest of my treatment, I still have it and wear it too. I will most definitely be participating in this CAL and donating the hats to the local pediatric oncology unit.

  5. I will be participating. I will be sending mine to several different charities. Thanks for hosting this CAL.

  6. I am so excited for this! I just stumbled across last year’s CAL about a month ago when I started making hats for a local charity. Thank you for doing it again this year!!

  7. I’m thankful you are doing this again! Last summer, it was great to get the various patterns and be able to have a great project to help others. When I donated my 40 hats to the Cancer Center, they were so appreciative! They did ask for more men hats so I’ve been working on that. I’m looking forward to what you will share this summer!! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!?

  8. Awesome. I’m sure this isn’t an easy task coming up with so many patterns but it’s fantastic. Thank you for taking the tome and giving back! With the age of my kids, volunteering isn’t easy so this is a great alternative!

    1. I would love to be a part of such a wonderful idea! I don’t do FB but will look forward to your newsletter ?

  9. Sounds exiting, my question is, do you collect the product at the end? Do I take them to my near hospital?

  10. I have been an avid crocheter for hospitals sending baby hats, hundreds in fact, and was happy to do it but northern Louisiana just put a stop to people sending hats,booties, blankets, or any other item that we used to sent to keep the babies warm And comfortable. Too much of a risk for germs. My point is the sheets and blankets that the hospital provides are washed and sent to a sterilizing procedure and used over and over. So why cant they do the same with the baby hats, booties, and blankets donated by the ones that are willing to donate.

  11. So glad you’re doing this again this year! I loved the CAL- helps me to be disciplined to get them done. A friend of mine took them to a
    Cancer treatment center. They loved getting them!

  12. I have to thank you again for doing the CAL for a cause. I really enjoyed the weekly releases of patterns. It’s nice to have something new to look forward to each week during the long, hot Texas summer! My husband delivered the hats for me, it was nice to involve him as well and the local Cancer chapter was most appreciative!

  13. I love to crochet and plan on making as many as possible. I do have a question tho my daughter is a loom knitter, do you think they would accept her hats as well?

  14. I can’t wait to get started! I’m gonna try to get some of my yarn friends involved as well!

  15. Thank you so much for doing this!! I am 12 and have been crocheting for 3 years now. You are a big inspiration for me and I will definitely have fun making the hats!

  16. Breann can we use our own pattern? I make cupcake hats using cotton blend yarn! Have donated to NICU for preemie babies in Houston area!

  17. This it will my first time doing
    Thank uuuu for uuu doing this
    I have doing crochet ? when I was in 3 grade in my country
    I love doing crochet , I doing it for my two precious granddaughter

  18. I love to crochet, and a friend I crochet hats for the American Cancer Society every year and it is very rewarding to us to be able to do that.

  19. I’m excited to start. I have been knitting/crocheting hats and scarves for the local homeless shelter for the last 3 years but am always open to learning new patterns.

  20. Excited to get started. Made hats for St.Jude in Memphis this past year. Truly a blessing to me. Will be sending mine to St. Jude again.

    1. Hi, I am trying to get the textured beanie
      The link brings me to ravelry…no problem, I sign in, but then can’t access the pattern? It’s so cute I’m dying to start making it!! Help!

  21. Would love to participate. Have TONS on leftover skeins. However, I cannot for the life of me make a hat of any kind. Unless the recipient has a misshapen head. I have been crocheting for over 10 yrs. This is just something I’ve come to terms with.

    1. My 14 year old loves crocheting and interested but new to this project.
      We do not allow her on social media and we prefer not to use either, is there a way she can follow your patterns or feel like she is a part of the process without social media? Also, please advice how we can locate a local facility that accepts the donations in our city.
      Thank you and you can contact me by email if needed.

  22. Last year our little crochet group – South Africa – made 74 beanies that we donated to cancer care group. Was so rewarding! Doing it again this year. Thank you Breann for the world wide initiative xx

  23. So excited to join this project! I’m going to invite my friends to join me as well. Can you tell me the name of the Facebook page? I can’t remember my password at the moment to follow the link ?

  24. is there a way to see last years patterns? I’m going on a trip this week and would like to crochet hats in the evenings while I’m gone

  25. I’m loving this process. I’ve made 6 in a week. Practicing and such. Do you have a video for a half double stitch hat too??

    1. I just posted it 🙂 Look on the homepage and it’s the first pattern. I also send the link in my newsletter.

  26. These are going to be so much fun. I have been treated for cancer and for my recovery period I crocheted hats to take to the cancer center with me. Now that I am volunteering at another Cancer Institute, I would love to make these and take them with me when I go. I would really love to make them out of some lightweight cotton, but it does have to be soft and smooth. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this. I did look at the 2018 patterns and they are sweet as well. I am going to try to have all 28 made before I go back for my checkup in April. The cotton will be ready for summer. God bless you!

  27. I’m excited about getting started. I’ve been crocheting hats for about 9 months and giving them to a local oncology department. It will be fun to be a part of a big group working for the same cause.

  28. Your link didn’t work. I know how to do beanies. But, there is no pattern anywhere to click on.
    Pininterest it for later, doesn’t give pattern either. Ugh!
    Please redo your link, you’re having technical problems on West Coast.

  29. Hi, I’m in again this year, Will we receive the patterns by email.
    Last year I did 31 hats & donated them to a Cancer Clinic..

  30. Why am I unable to enter giveaways. Says I need a password,have no idea what my password is,don’t ever remember using one.

  31. Hello! I would love to crochet for a cause, but none of your links get me to the patterns! ?Pp
    Please HELP!!!

  32. Hi, have just found this page and downloaded 3 patterns. Am going to join the cause…
    Thank you so much for starting this, great idea

  33. There is no place to get this pattern. You have a place to get last years patterns or to pin it to pinterest or to get the pattern for the basic beanie but not for this CAL.

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