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How to Crochet Adorable Poinsettia and Christmas Tree Marshmallow Mug Hat Patterns

Two marshmallow mugs wearing crocheted hats that look like a lit-up Christmas tree and a poinsettia.

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love, love, love everything about it – the music, the lights, the decorations, the food – LOVE it all. So, my marshmallow mug hats for December are understandably some of my favorites too.


I have two patterns – a poinsettia and a Christmas tree. And the best part? The thing that brings me the most joy? The Christmas tree lights up with tiny little Christmas lights. It makes my heart so happy!


An entire year of mug hat patterns are available now for free. Make a set, include a marshmallow mug and they would be a really awesome Christmas gift.


Watch the video tutorial here:

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Supplies:

To decorate the tree:

OR

  • Flat backed faceted beads – I bought mine from Hobby Lobby but these are very similar from Amazon

OR

optional:


Gauge:

14 hdc worked over 12 rows with G hook measures an approximate 4-inch-square


Yardage:

Poinsettia hat

Red/Ivory and Forest – about 29 yards each

Christmas tree hat

Forest – 54 yards

Coffee – 10 yards


Stitch Abbreviations:

mc – magic circle

ch - chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc - double crochet

blo – back loops only

bo - bobble stitch – yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, pull hook through 2 loops, repeat until there are 6 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops

inv dec – invisible decrease by joining two stitches together - Insert the hook in the front loop of the first stitch. You have two loops on your hook. Insert the hook into the front loop of the second stitch. You now have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw it through the first two loops in your hook. Yarn over again and draw through the two loops remaining on your hook.


Notes:

  • The ch at the start of each row does not count as a stitch

  • sl st to the first stitch of the row, not the chain

  • The first stitch of the row should NOT be in the same stitch you slip stitched into.


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


Poinsettia Marshmallow Mug Hat Pattern

Two marshmallow mug hats wearing crocheted hats that look like a white and red poinsettia.

G 4 mm hook

With Red or Ivory yarn

You are going to make the "base" of the hat first and then go back and add the petals to the flower.

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

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

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


Switch to Forest yarn

Hands holding the base of a crocheted hat made with cream and green yarn to fit a marshmallow mug.

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)

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

rows 6 – 10under both loops – hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

row 11 – sl st in each stitch, sl st to the first sl st (32)


Attach Red/Ivory yarn to a front loop left over from row 2 with a sl st.


row 12 – (2 hdc, ch 2, sl st to the first ch, 2 hdc, sl st to the front loop, sc in the next stitch) repeat three more times for a total of 4 petals in the row, sl st at the bottom of the first petal in that row. Sl st to a front loop in the next row between two petals.

Hands crocheting a hat made to look like a cream poinsettia to fit a marshamallow mug.

row 13 – (2 dc, ch 2, sl st to the first ch, 2 dc, sl st to the front loop, sc in the next 3 stitches) repeat three more times for a total of 4 petals in the row, sl st at the bottom of the first petal in that row. Sl st to a front loop in the next row between two petals.

row 14 – (2 dc, ch 2, sl st to the first ch, 2 dc, sl st to the front loop, sl st in next 6 stitches, begin next petal in the same stitch as the 6th sl st) repeat three more times for a total of 4 petals in the row. Finish off Red/Ivory yarn. Use the ends to tack down some of the petals and weave in remaining ends.

row 15 – Attach Forest yarn to front loop from row 5 between two petals from row 14 – (2 hdc, ch 2, sl st to 1st ch, 2 hdc, sl st to the front loop, sc in the next stitch, sl st in the next stitch and begin next leaf in the same stitch you just slip stitched to) repeat around for a total of 15 leaves. Sl st to the bottom of the first leaf.


Finish off and weave in ends.


Hands holding a crocheted hat that looks like a poinsettia and spraying water and on the flower's "petals."

Once you have the hat complete, block the petals and leaves. Put the hat onto a marshmallow mug and spray the petals and leaves with water. Straighten and stretch them out until they look nice and then let them dry.


Use a hot glue gun to attach gold beads to the center of the flower and to tack every third leaf to the base of the hat.

Christmas Tree Marshmallow Mug Hat Pattern

Two marshmallow mugs wearing crocheted hats that look like Christmas trees with beads and lights.

G 4 mm hook

With Forest yarn

-begin each bobble stitch in the next stitch after the one you slip stitched to

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

row 2 – sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (4)

row 3 –2 sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (8)

row 4in blo – sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (8)

row 5 – (2 sc first stitch, sc in the next stitch) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (12)

row 6 – sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (12)

row 7 – (2 sc first stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (16)

row 8 in blo - sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (16)

row 9 – (2 sc first stitch, sc in the next 3 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (20)

row 10 – sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (20)

row 11 – (2 sc first stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (24)

row 12 in blo - sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (24)

row 13 – (2 sc first stitch, sc in the next 5 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (28)

row 14 – sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (28)

row 15 – (2 sc first stitch, sc in the next 6 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (32)

row 16in blo - sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (32)

row 17 – (2 sc first stitch, sc in the next 7 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

row 18 – sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

row 19 – (2 sc first stitch, sc in the next 8 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (40)

row 20 in blo - sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (40)

row 21 – (2 sc first stitch, sc in the next 9 stitches) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (44)


Switch to Coffee yarn


row 22 – sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (44)

row 23 – (inv dec, sc in the next 9) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (40)

row 24 – sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (40)

row 25 – sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (40)

row 26 – sl st in each stitch around, sl st to the first sl st (40)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Attach Forest yarn with a sl st to the bottom of the green portion of the hat under one of the front loops left from row 20. Work to the left with the bottom of the hat facing you.


Row 26 – (bo, ch 1, sl st to the next stitch), repeat around, sl st to the base of the first bobble in the row (20 bobbles and 20 sc). Finish off yarn.


Attach Forest yarn with a sl st to a front loop from row 16.


Row 27 – (bo, ch 1, sl st to the next stitch), repeat around, sl st to the base of the first bobble in the row (16 bobbles and 16 sc). Finish off yarn.


Attach Forest yarn with a sl st to a front loop from row 12.


Row 28 – (bo, ch 1, sl st to the next stitch), repeat around, sl st to the base of the first bobble in the row (12 bobbles and 12 sc). Finish off yarn.


Attach Forest yarn with a sl st to a front loop from row 8.


Row 29 – (bo, ch 1, sl st to the next stitch), repeat around, sl st to the base of the first bobble in the row (8 bobbles and 8 sc). Finish off yarn.


Attach Forest yarn with a sl st to a front loop from row 4.


Row 30 – (bo, ch 1, sl st to the next stitch), repeat around, sl st to the base of the first bobble in the row (4 bobbles and 4 sc). Finish off yarn.


Weave in all ends.

Attach Lights to the Christmas Tree Mug Hat

Hands wrapping Christmas lights onto a crocheted Christmas tree marshmallow mug hat.

To attach lights – put batteries in the lights and switch them on. You want to be able to see where you have lights and where you need to add them.


Place the battery pack inside the marshmallow mug and wrap the extra length that doesn’t have any lights on it around the battery compartment.


Poke the end of the strand of lights through the very top of the tree and gently pull the rest of the strand out. If you have difficulty at all with this step, run the end of your light strand through a yarn needle and use it to pull the lights through the end of the hat.


Wrap the lights under the bobbles on the flat portion of the rows working toward the base of the tree. Double or triple the strands until you have lights evenly spaced.


When you reach the bottom tuck the end back through the yarn into the mug.

Hands hot gluing gems onto a crocheted Christmas tree marshmallow mug hat using a Diamond applicator pen.

To glue on beads or pom poms – Use a Diamond Dotz-like applicator pen to hold the bead, apply a very small amount of hot glue to the bead and place onto the tree.


A full year's worth of marshmallow mug hat patterns are now available for free! You can find them all here. You can make a set for yourself, and some to give away. These are fantastic for teachers, college students, tiered trays and general holiday decor!


Happy crafting!

This pattern MAY NOT be copied, reproduced, altered, published or distributed in any way. You MAY sell finished products made with this pattern, but please credit me (Find Me Crafting).



2 Comments


Hello Nikki, i just wanted to leave you a comment and thank you for your beautiful and easy to follow Marshmallow mug hat patterns. I was delighted when i found you on youtube and then on your website .I have made three of your mug hats and will carry on with all the other patterns that are still to make . My question to is are you going to make new Marshmallow mug hat patterns for each moth this year?

Thank you soo much for lovely patterns, all the best ,Sandra xx

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Thanks so much! It makes me so happy that you have made some of the patterns and are enjoying them. I'm not planning on releasing any new mug hat patterns this year because I'm focusing on baby blanket and releasing patterns for that each month. Thanks again!

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