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Patriotic and watermelon hats to crochet for the perfect summer mug hats


Four marshmallow mugs wearing crocheted hats that look like watermelons and red, white and blue Uncle Sam hats.

I’m moving right along in the monthly Marshmallow Mug patterns and next up is July. I have two cute patterns – a patriotic red, white and blue Uncle Sam hat, and one of my all time favorite foods - a watermelon!


I have a step-by-step video tutorial for the Uncle Sam hat and also some tips for the watermelon hat here:

Supplies:

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For both

Uncle Sam Hat

Two marshmallow mugs wearing red, white and blue bearded crocheted hats for the 4th of July.
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in White or Gray Mist (one of these two for the beard), Fire Red and Royal

  • White star buttons - You can also find these at Walmart.

Yardage and gauge -

Yardage – 13 yards each of Fire Red, White or Gray Mist and Royal yarns

Gauge - 16 hdc worked over 12 1/2 rows with a G hook measures an approximate 4-inch square.


Watermelon Hat

A marshmallow mug wearing a hat that looks like a watermelon made with Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

Yardage and gauge -

Yardage – About 15 yards of Fire Red, 10 yards of Jelly Bean, and a small amount of White

Gauge - 15 hdc worked over 12 1/2 rows with a G hook measures an approximate 4-inch square.

Stitch Abbreviations:

ch – chain

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only

inv hdc dec – invisible half double crochet decrease

sl st – slip stitch

puff stitch – (yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a stitch) 4 times (there should be 9 loops on the hook), yo and draw through all 9


Notes:

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

- Both hats start with a magic circle. I have a video tutorial here if you would like to learn how or if you need a refresher .

- If you need help changing colors, here is a quick video tutorial .


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


Uncle Sam Marshmallow Mug Hat Pattern:

With an F 3.75 mm hook

Start with Royal yarn row 1 - mc and place 10 hdc in the mc, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (10)

row 2 – 2 hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (20)

row 3 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (30)

row 4 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (40)

row 5 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, 3 hdc) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (50)

Hands crocheting in the back loop only with a Clover Armour hook.

row 6in the blo – hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (50)

row 7 – With White yarn - under both loops – hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (50)

row 8 – (4 hdc, inv hdc dec) repeat around, 1 hdc in each of the last two stitches, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (42)

row 9 – (3 hdc, inv hdc dec) repeat around, 1 hdc in each of the last two stitches, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (34)

row 10 – With Fire Red yarn - hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (34)

row 11 – sl st in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (34)

Hands crocheting in the front loop only using a Clover Armour hook.

row 12in flo – 2 hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (68)

row 13under both loops - hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (68)

Finish off and weave in ends.


Beard Pattern for the Uncle Sam Marshmallow Mug Hat:

Go here a for video tutorial.

Hands holding a gray puff stitch crocheted beard made with Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

Using F 3.75 mm hook and either White or Gray Mist yarn

ch 17

puff stitch in the second ch from the hook, ch 1, (sl st in next ch, puff stitch in next ch, ch 1) 8 times finishing with a sl st in the last ch.

Finish off and weave in the ends.

Hands testing the location to sew a gray crocheted beard onto a red, white and blue crocheted hat for a marshmallow mug.

Place the completed hat on your mug and test where you want to place the beard.


Holding one side to the hat, apply glue to the other side and glue onto the hat. After it cools, put glue on the remaining side and place onto the hat and hold until cool.

The blue tops of red, white and blue crocheted hats for marshmallow mugs with white star buttons glued on.

Use hot glue to attach the stars.


Watermelon Marshmallow Mug Hat Pattern:

With G 4 mm hook

Start with Fire Red 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 – (2 hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

rows 5-7 – hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (32)

row 8 – With White yarn - sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (32)

row 9 – With Jelly Bean yarn - sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (32)

row 10 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 sl st (32)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Hands using a hot glue gun to apply hot glue to a black beads to attach it to a crocheted hat.

Use a very small amount of hot glue to attach the black beads to the red part of the hat. Too much glue will leave you with hot glue snot that will be visible.

Now you’ve got mugs all ready for July and the summer heat!


If you are making mug hats to give away, keep crocheting along with me each month so you have a full set at the end of the year. You can find all of the free mug hat patterns and tutorials here.

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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).






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