Crochet Ninja Turtle Hat Pattern

Cowabunga, Dude! Time to crochet a Ninja Turtle hat! This is a basic crochet hat pattern with felt embellishments for the face and mask. I like the way the classic TMNT faces look. Much more kid friendly in my opinion:) And using felt instead of crochet embellishments gives much more detail to the face, and a closer replica of the cartoon character. So how do you wash this hat? Answer: you don’t. This hats make a good costume for Halloween or for dress up play. If you prefer crochet embellishments see end of post for links to other free TMNT crochet patterns. 



Materials:
– Green Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fern Green. I am told Red Heart Soft in Guacamole is a great match as well!
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle (a smaller/sharper one works best)
– Felt in character colors (orange, blue, red, or purple), plus white, black and pink/red for eyes and mouth.
– Downloadable free PDF templates
– Black Sharpie
– Hot Glue Gun

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet



Basic Hat Pattern:

Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 11: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (44 SC)
Size: 3-6 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 12: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (48 SC)



Size: 6-9 Months

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 13: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (52 SC)

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)

Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)

Round 14: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (56 SC)

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 15: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (60 SC)

Size: Child 
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 16: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (64 SC)


Size: Teen/Adult 
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10: 2 DC in first, DC in next 15, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 11-16: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 17: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (68 SC)


Now you will need to download the Mask/Mouth printable and use them as a template to cut your felt. I recommend cutting the paper pieces and tracing them onto the felt first with a black marker. Then cut your felt. 



CLICK HERE to Download the Mask/Eyes Printable


CLICK HERE to Download the Mouth Printable

The templates print out on standard 8.5 x 11 paper. You have two sizes for the Mask and a couple different sizes for the mouth. Go with what fits on the front of your hat best. With the larger hats (Sizes Child-Adult) you may want to make the mask longer. But since you can’t print it out any larger here is what you want to do…
Cut your mask template as you see above. When you trace, just continue the line over the empty spaces. Once you have traced your mask, then cut out the eyes and eyeballs and trace/cut them. If you want to add the little white dot to the eyeball, I used a hole punch to get a small felt dot. 
With your black sharpie, draw a black border around the edges of the mask and white eyes. Be sure to include the detail of the eyebrows and the mask ties. BEFORE you hot glue the eyes on, you will want to sew the mask onto your hat. Using embroidery thread or 2-ply yarn (I separated my 4-ply worsted weight yarn) and your tapestry needle, stitch the mask onto the hat. You do not need to sew the mask “ties” on. The mask only sews to the front of the hat and does not reach around the entire circumference. The one in the photo did wrap around the right edge slightly. After your the mask is sewn on, then hot glue the eyes and eyeballs. See how the eyes are actually glued over your mask stitches on the bottom. Same goes for the mouth. First stitch on your mouth and then glue the tongue over it.
Here is big brother modeling the hat first …
but then little brother claimed it and wore it with his Michaelangelo PJ’s the ENTIRE day! It’s totally OK to wear jammies all day long when you are this cute :)
The pajamas in the picture were hand-me-downs but you can find similar ones on Amazon (aff links):

Now for all you followers who aren’t fans of felt, here are some completely crochet TMNT patterns:

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  1. says

    With this hat you make a lot of the little boys very happy. Thanks for designing and sharing the pattern.

    Have a pleasant day, Margaret

  2. says

    Fantastic! My 6 week old son wore his first TMNT onesie the other day :) I may have to whip some of these up for us! Daddy loves Donnie, Mommy loves Mikey, and I think Killian would like Leo over Raph, and if nothing else, he has beautiful blue eyes, so Leo's blue will look gorgeous. :) Thank you for sharing!

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