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.
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.
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?!
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.
Marshmallow Mug Hat
Here is what you will need:
- US E4/3.5 mm crochet hook
- 1/2 oz Worsted Weight Yarn, color shown Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry
- Clover 1-1/8″ Pom Pom Maker (or make your pom pom with an alternative method)
- Marshmallow Mugs (I bought mine here)
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US 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.
Use Clover 1-1/8″ Pom Pom Maker to make a small pom pom and sew to top of hat.
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