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Cheery sunflower and back-to-school pencil mug hats for August


Three marshmallow mugs wearing crocheted hats that look like sunflowers and a pencil.

Summer is zooming by so fast! August is quickly approaching and at my house that means sunflower decorations and back to school preparation. I have two crochet patterns for marshmallow mug hats that would be perfect to decorate for August or to give away. One looks like a sunflower, and the other a pencil. And, I have two ways to dress up your sunflower mug hat too! Let's jump right into the patterns.

The tops of two marshmallow mug hats that look like sunflowers - one with brown rhinestones for the center and one with color applied to the petals.

Sunflower marshmallow mug hat


Video tutorial here:


Gauge:

16 hdc worked over 12 ½ rows with a G hook measures an approximate 4-inch square.


Yardage:

Brown – 10 ¼ yards

Green– 10 ¼ yards

Yellow – 25 yards


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Supplies:


Optional:

Stitch Abbreviations:

ch – chain

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

blo – back loop only

sl st – slip stitch

Notes:

-We are going to create the base of the hat first and then add the petals.

- Rows 4 and 5 are done in the back loop only. Go here for a video tutorial on this stitch.

- The first stitch of each row in placed in the same stitch you slip stitched to.

- The chain 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

The base of a crocheted sunflower marshmallow mug hat.

If you would like to purchase an inexpensive print-friendly copy of this pattern, you can find it here.


Pattern for the base of the sunflower hat:

With Brown yarn row 1 - mc and place 8 hdc in the mc, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (8)

row 2 – 2 hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (16)

row 3 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (24)

row 4 – in blo - (2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

rows 5 – in blo – hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

Switch to Jelly Bean yarn.

rows 6-10 – with Jelly Bean yarn and in both loops - hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

row 11 – sl st in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)


Pattern for the sunflower petals:

An arrow pointing to the place to join yarn to make the petals of a sunflower marshmallow mug hat.

Attach Yellow yarn with a sl st to a front loop from row 5 (one of the remaining loops not worked from that row).

In the same stitch – (4 dc, ch 2, sl st to the 1st chain, 4 dc, sl st to the front loop) – one petal made.

sl st to the next front loop, sl st to the next front loop (2 in a row) and repeat petal instructions. For row 5 make 16 total petals and finish with a sl st to the base of the first petal. DO NOT finish off or cut your yarn.

Hands holding the base of a crocheted sunflower marshmallow mug hat with one sunflower petal completed.

Second row of petals:

With the yarn still on your hook from the first row of petals, sl st to the front loop from row 4 closest to your hook.

In the same stitch – (4 dc, ch 2, sl st to the 1st chain, 4 dc, sl st to the front loop) – one petal made.

sl st to the next front loop, sl st to the next front loop (2 in a row) and repeat petal instructions. For row 4 make 12 total petals and finish with a sl st to the base of the first petal.

Finish off, cut yarn and weave in ends.

Using a gem applicator tool to hot glue brown gems to a crocheted sunflower marshmallow mug hat.

Optionally – use a Diamond Dotz applicator pen and hot glue to attach brown rhinestones to the center of the sunflower. I put a small dot of hot glue where I want the rhinestone to go and then use the applicator pen to pick up the gem and place it on top of the glue.

Using blush and an eye shadow brush to apply color to the base of crocheted sunflower petals.

Another option is to use a peachy blush and an eye shadow brush to apply blush to the inner portion of the sunflower petals.


Pencil marshmallow mug hat pattern

Two crocheted marshmallow mug hats that look like pencils with a glass apple and erasers.

Gauge:

16 hdc worked over 12 ½ rows with a G hook measures an approximate 4-inch square.


Yardage:

Black – small amount

Peach – 8 yards

Yellow – 10 ½ yards

Gray Mist – 6 ½ yards

Metallic – 6 ½ yards

Pink – 6 ½ yards


Supplies for the pencil marshmallow mug hat:

  • Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Black, Yellow, Gray Mist, and Pink

  • Michael's Craft Smart yarn in Peach

  • Hobby Lobby's Yarn Bee Bejeweled Sequin in Silver

Notes:

- The first stitch of each row in placed in the same stitch you slip stitched to.

- The chain 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

- In rows 12 and 13 you will work in the 3rd loop. Go here for a video tutorial for this stitch.


With Black yarn

row 1 - mc and place 4 hdc in the mc, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (4)

row 2 – 2 hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (8)

Switch to Peach yarn

row 3 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (12)

row 4 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (16)

row 5 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 3 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (20)

Switch to Yellow yarn

row 6 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 4 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (24)

row 7 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 5 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (28)

row 8 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 6 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

rows 9 – 10 - hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

Hands crocheting a pencil marshmallow mug hat and crocheting in the third loop.

Switch to Gray Mist yarn while also holding the Bejeweled yarn

row 11 - hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

row 12 - 13in the 3rd loop - hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

Switch to Pink yarn

row 14 in the 3rd loop - hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

row 15 – under both regular loops - hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

row 16 – sl st in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc (32)

Three marshmallow mugs wearing hats that look like sunflowers and a pencil sitting outside on a rock.

Now your marshmallow mugs can be ready for August! The rest of the year's patterns can be found here. Keep crocheting along with me as I release new patterns each month. Make a set for yourself and one (or more) to give away!


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Happy crafting!


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