Hats and Hoods

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!

Materials
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.

Level
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!

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      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. 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. 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.

    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!

  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. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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 😉

  23. 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

  24. 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??

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