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Every marshmallow should have a hat for Valentine's Day

A tiered tray with Valentine's decoration on it and four crocheted  hats on marshmallow mugs.

Some of my favorite gifts to give are the ones that come as a surprise - the ones that arrive at a time when they aren't expecting them. Take for example Valentine's Day. Your significant other might be wondering what you wrapped up for them, but are your parents? How about friends or your children's teachers or coaches? Show some love to the people in all areas of your life with this beginner friendly marshmallow mug hat you can crochet very quickly. It's cute and I'm going to load mine up with Valentine's chocolate and tie them up in cellophane bag.

Every month this year I am coming out with a new free mug hat pattern. The mugs are fun to give away as a standalone gift or if you crochet along with me for the year you'll have a complete set to give at Christmas. And don't forget to make one for yourself because you won't want to part with the adorableness once you finish one. They fit great on tiered trays which is where I display mine year round.

Video tutorial available here:


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For Red hat:

For Neon Pink hat:

Soft Pink hat:

felt roses – I purchased mine from Dollar Tree and these from Amazon look very similar

small paint brush

Blue Mint hat:

Wood conversation hearts - these are 1/2 inch wide and I bought them at Hobby Lobby in their Valentine's Day seasonal section.

Stitch Abbreviations:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

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


With E hook

ch 30 (or however many it takes for it to be about 6 1/2 inches long)

row 1 – in second ch from hook hdc, hdc in each remaining stitch, ch 1 (29)

– hdc in each stitch, ch 1 (29)

A tape measure being used to measure a crocheted rectangle made with Caron Simply Soft yarn.

Continue row 2 until your piece measures about 8 3/4 inches. For me this was 32 rows. Do not finish off and don't ch 1 at the end of your last row.

Using an E crochet hook to slip stitch two sides of a rectangle together to make a marshmallow mug hat.

Place right sides together of rectangle together so that the first and last rows are next to each other. Sl st the rows together.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Flip right sides out.

Folding up the brim of a small hat made with Caron Simply Soft yarn in Soft Pink.

Fold up the hat about 1 1/4 inches to create the brim.

Tie for hat:

Using a Clover Armour E crochet hook and Caron Simply soft in White to make a tie to knot around the top of a hat made for a marshmallow mug.

With E hook

ch 55

In the second ch from the hook sc 3 in the same stitch. Work 3 scs in each of the next 11 stitches for a total of 36 stitches. Sc once in each of the next 30 stitches. Work 3 scs in the remaining 12 stitches. (102 total)

Tie around the hat about 1 3/4 inches from the top leaving the curly ends out of the knot.

Decorate each hat

Red hat:

Putting yarn through the button holes of a heart shaped button to hot glue onto a crocheted marshmallow mug hat made with Caron Simply Soft in Red.

Run a piece of red yarn from the back to the front of the swirl button, tie it in a bow, trim the ends so they are even, and hot glue it on top of the tie.

Neon Pink hat:

A marshmallow mug wearing a pink crocheted hat with a glittery red heart button.

Hot glue the glitter button on top of the tie.

Soft Pink hat:

Hot gluing a sparkly red felt rose onto the brim of a crocheted hat made with Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink.

Squeeze some of the Gold Stickles onto a paper plate and use a small paint brush to paint the glitter onto the top of a felt rose. Let it dry and then hot glue the rose onto the top of the brim of hat.

Blue Mint hat:

Put hot glue onto the back of each of the conversation hearts and use tweezers to place them onto the hat so you don't burn yourself with the glue.

Small wooden conversation hearts being hot glued onto a  marshmallow mug hat crocheted with Caron Simply Soft yarn.

No matter how you decorate your hats, they are sure to a great way to spread the love at Valentine's Day.

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Happy crafting!


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