The Courage Headband/Cowl was created as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge to help crocheters make and donate crochet hats for cancer patients and their caregivers.
This pattern was designed for Prostate Cancer patients and caregivers and features the pique stitch. It is quick to crochet and you can make several from one skein of yarn.
The headband is warm and cozy and can then be pulled down as a quick cowl to keep the wind off your neck.
Now, are you ready to put your crochet skills to work making a hat to support cancer patients and survivors in your community?
This year, I am a participating designer in the Crochet Cancer Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited to help support friends and family who are dealing with cancer.
You can read more about the challenge at that link or below, but the general idea is that to get this free pattern, you have to pledge to make one to donate to a cancer patient or survivor near you.
It can be anyone, we just want to share and spread the love and the hope for a cure!
Each designer in the challenge has chosen a different type of cancer as an inspiration and dedication.
My design is in support of those dealing with Prostate Cancer. My family has been affected by a prostate cancer diagnosis in the last year and I wanted to lend my support to all those men affected and the women who love and support them.
Prostate Cancer patients are often on medications and therapies that affect their testosterone and many men end up with hot flashes as a result.
I didn’t want to design a full hat that would be too hot and not get as much wear. So, the Courage Headband was born!
The headband is meant to throw on quickly to keep your ears warm, but not be too warm and when you need to, you can quickly pull it down off your head and just wear it as a cowl.
Or if you get a little too hot, it folds up nicely to fit in a pocket or bag.
I hope you will enjoy working up this quick pattern and pledge to donate a hat or this headband too!
If you would like to learn more about prostate cancer and how you can help support prostate cancer research and the men who are diagnosed, please visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation!
I must also take this opportunity to shout out the team at the Johns Hopkins Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic. They are an outstanding facility with outstanding doctors and nurses.
As part of the 2020 Crochet Cancer Challenge you can get a copy of the Courage Headband/Cowl pattern for FREE.
However, if you download a free copy of the pattern, it is your PLEDGE to make a hat to donate to a local Cancer Center and/or patient.
Grab your copy of the Courage Headband/Cowl Pattern for FREE through November 10, 2020 on Ravelry.
Click on the image above to use the code CancerChallenge to get your free copy of this pattern. Please make sure the discount applies before you order!
Remember your FREE download is your PLEDGE to donate a minimum of 1 hat from the pattern by the end of 2020.
Questions about the Cancer Challenge?
- 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.