Crochet Marshmallow Mug Hat

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Sigh.  Are you in love with this crazy thing as much as I am?  Sometimes you just need to cast off the sails and do something that makes you happy just for the sheer joy of it.  And my friends, THIS is it.  Let me tell you about this little Marshmallow Mug Hat.Crochet Marshmallow Mug HatFirst up.  Let’s talk about these cutie pie Marshmallow Mugs.  In case you are overwhelmed with cuteness and you can’t stand it, here’s a link to buy yours right this second.  I’ll wait.

I actually discovered these ceramic 6 oz mugs about a year ago in my online wanderings and I was completely smitten.  They are small little things and let’s be real.  A glorified shot of hot chocolate is not nearly enough chocolatey goodness for me on most days.  But I’m willing to take one for the team on this because the darling mug cuteness can’t be beat.

Crochet Marshmallow Mug Hat

And the minute I saw them, I knew they were a perfect add-on Christmas gift for my daughter in law Katie. Katie loves all things cute and I knew these would be just the thing to make her smile.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I got an email from a reader with a dilemma.  It seems this reader already owned some marshmallow mugs, saw some finished hats on Etsy, but the shipping to her out-of-country location was cost prohibitive.  Could I help? And for a moment I was thinking “marshmallow WHAT?!”

But a quick online search and I discovered that this was a THING!  Plenty of knit patterns and finished goods, but no basic crochet hat pattern.  Because your mug.  And let’s face it.. what could make a Marshmallow Mug even cuter but a crocheted hat, am I right?!

photo of a digital crochet amigurumi ebook

So I took a look at our Snowman Octopus’s little hat, added some stitches, a few more rows and an adorably cute tiny little pom pom and VOILA!  Marshmallow Mug Hat!  And, in case you’re wondering, the hat fits right down over the painted chocolate “frosting” so all 4 mugs can “wear” a hat!

Buy the set and if you can bear to part with one or two, you could fill the small mug with candy or other treats, pop on the crochet hat and you have a perfect little gift for someone special that’s sure to make them smile!

But you might want to keep a Marshmallow Mug Hat just for yourself.  Guaranteed to make you smile every time you see it, I think.

Crochet Marshmallow Mug Hat

Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Marshmallow Mug Hat pattern here!

Marshmallow Mug Hat

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Finished hat is 3.5” tall (excluding pom pom) and 9.5” around.  It fits a 6 oz marshmallow mug.

Marshmallow Mug Hat

Make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 st).  Do not join, work in rounds.

R2:  2 sc in ea st around (12 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30 st)

R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (36 st)

R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (42 st)

R8-15: sc around.  At the end of row 15, sl st to next st to prepare for joined rounds. (42 st)

R16:  ch 1, sc around.  Join with sl st to top of first stitch in row (42 st)

R17-18:  ch1, *work front post sc in next st, work back post sc in next stitch, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to first stitch. (42 st).

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pom Pom:

Use Clover 1-1/8″ Pom Pom Maker to make a small pom pom and sew to top of hat.

Crochet Marshmallow Mug Hat

Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Marshmallow Mug Hat pattern here!

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Crochet Marshmallow Mug Hat


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  1. How stink’n cut are these mugs! I just ordered 2 sets. They will be perfect for “girlfriend gifts” with a packet of cocoa tucked inside.

  2. Yay, Thanks for the free Marshmallow Mug pattern. I have been waiting for it. So far I have crocheted a Scarecrow, Pumpkin, and a witches hat. I have knitted a strawberry, and a beehive one. I adapted the patterns from the Innocence Project in Great Britain. I am kinda addicted and think I need to start a group……HI my name is Debbie and I am addicted to Marshmallow Mug hats. Ha Ha

    1. Debbie, Do you have those patterns. I wanted to do a beehive, or a pumpkin marshmallow mug. Just learning so these are great to practice on

  3. Hi I’m new to crocheting. I made this adorable hat twice. The first time I didn’t pay much attention to the hook size and I used G/7 4.5mm hook. It came out slightly big (too big around). So I’m trying again. I’m using the E/4 3.5mm hook this time. I’m on row 11 and it’s still too big. It’s way too big. The instructions say it will be 9.5 inches around. I just measured and mine is just over 12 inches around. Do you know why it’s so big?? It’s too loose. I thought using the 3.5mm hook would fix it. It’s bigger around than my 4.5mm one. I’m so confused. I’m using Red Heart super saver 100% acrylic yarn. It says Medium and it has a 4 in the middle of the little picture telling the size. It looks like regular size yarn to me. Thank you very much!!!

    1. Hi I’m glad you like the Marshmallow Mug Hat pattern. Getting the right gauge can be difficult, especially when you are new. We all crochet a little differently. I might crochet a little tighter than you, for instance. To adjust, you can change yarns or change hook size. I used Vanna’s Choice in this pattern. Red Heart Super Saver is ALSO a #4 weight yarn. However, it is a little bit thicker than Vanna’s Choice. You could try a few different things. Try to get a different yarn, like Vanna’s Choice that is a little thinner. You can also keep trying smaller hook sizes. As long as your stitch tension is consistent, a smaller hook will produce a smaller hat. When you are beginning it can take time to perfect your tension. With practice, this gets better. I hope this helps!

  4. Where it says row 8-15, it says at the end of row 13 slip stitch to join round get ready for the joined rounds. Do you mean at the end of row 15? why would you do it on row 13 specifically?

  5. I am a total new crocheter. It is my 2020 resolution – learn a new hobby…so far I am loving it. I really want to be able to add pieces for my decor. Do you have more patterns for these little hats? I am trying to figure out how to make some little bunny ears to add onto the top for Easter but striking out on how to do this….then will be looking to do a lemon for summer etc etc. Thank you for sharing this one…I am on row 12 right now!