Free Ninja Turtle Hat Crochet Pattern

When I was a little girl, I LOVED Ninja Turtles! I had all the action figures, and even dressed up as one for Halloween (my mom made the coolest costumes!). I think it’s awesome that they’ve made a comeback, but I’m not too happy with their new look 😕. Anyways, I decided I had to crochet a hat, but couldn’t find a free pattern online. So I made up my own, and now I’m sharing with you! I hope you enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions!

P.S. I’d love to see your finished hats!

If you’d love to buy this awesome hat, head over to my shop

You may sell what you make from this pattern, but please do not sell the pattern itself! If you sell items online, I ask that you please link back to the pattern 🙂

Worsted weight yarn in green and any color you want for the mask
Small amount of white and black yarn for the eyes
H hook for toddler size (18-20 inches)
I hook for child size (19-20 1/2 inches)
Yarn needle for attaching eyes and weaving in the ends

***UPDATED May 2014***
I have had a few comments (and even some complaints!) about the size. I adjusted the pattern so hopefully that won’t be a problem. You can also use any basic beanie pattern and change colors when needed to make the mask. I am more than willing to help those who need it in the best way I can. You may email directly at

with green
Round 1: 12 DC in magic ring, slip st to top of first DC
Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each st around, sl st to top first DC
Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in the next st*, repeat around from *. Sl st to beginning
Round 4: ch 2, DC in next st, *2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts*, repeat around from *. Sl st to beginning
Round 5: ch 2, DC in next st, *2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 stitches, sl st to beginning

switch to orange (or other color for the mask), sl st to hat in the last rows ch 2

Round 6-9: ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to beginning

Switch back to green, sl st in ch of last row

Round 10-14: ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to beginning

Tie off and weave in ends

Back ties (make 2) with orange
Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc, in next st, DC, tr crochet, DC, hdc, sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, repeat row 1 across other side. Slip stitch in last chain.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 4, sc in next 2, sl st in next stitch.
Row 4: Ch 2, working on other side, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 4, sc in next 2, sl st in next st.
Row 5: sc in each stitch across. Sc and sl st into last st. Chain 2, sc in next st on other side, sc in each stitch across. Sc and sl st in last stitch.
Tie off and weave in ends. Leave a long enough tail to attach to back center of hat. I sewed them together first, slightly overlapping each other, then attached them to the hat.

With white, make 2
Row 1: 6 sc in magic circle, pull tight to form half circle.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next 2 sts, DC in next 2, ch 1.
Row 3: sc across flat part of half circle, sl st at the end. Tie off and leave long tail to sew onto hat

With black, make 2
6 sc into magic circle, pull tight and sl st to first sc. Tie off and weave in ends.

Attach each black pupil to the white piece, but make sure they don’t look cross eyed! Sew the eyes to the hat.






119 thoughts on “Free Ninja Turtle Hat Crochet Pattern

  1. Thank you for this free pattern, like many I am on SS and seldom afford to pay for a pattern. It was easy to follow and I am beyond pleased with the outcome. You my latest hero-ess. Two Christmas gifts checked off a pretty long list.

  2. I’m making this into an adult size for my daughter to wear to school on Halloween.
    She teaches the first grade. All the first grade teachers are going to be Ninja Turtles. It was a ral easy pattern to follow. Loved making it!

  3. Thank you so much for the pattern. I didn’t have a 5.5 mm hook so used a 5 mm instead…had to add a row in the crown and a few more in the end to fit my 7 year old son. I’m sure he’ll love it. Thanks once again

  4. I loved your pattern I made one for a grand baby and now I can’t get away from them lol everyone wants one five so far thank you for sharing and caring

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  6. Hey! I have crochet several TMNT hats for grandsons from your pattern and absolutely love it!! My ques., do you happen to have a pattern for the turtle itself? One of my grandsons (he’s 7 yrs) wants me to crochet him one. But I can’t find any free patterns that look fairly easy or write likes yours are. Any help you provide will be greatly appreciated!! Hope you have a nice day! Thanks for sharing your patterns!!

  7. I made this hat for my grandson and am sure that he will love it. Don’t know how to send you a picture but I added a final row of single crochet to firm up the edge.

  8. Whittymomma, thank you so much for this pattern. It was so easy and fast. I made one in an evening, for a little boy at church. Tomorrow I will make another for my nephew. Thank you again. I do have a time with the magic ring, but I am working on it.

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  11. Hey! So I am really happy that there is a pattern for the ninja turtle hat! I am actually needing one for a newborn! Not sure if I use a smaller hook or if I can just make a newborn hat from a different pattern. Could you help me out? Thank you!!! My email is

  12. I love this crochet pattern!!! Thanks so much for taking the time out to make it easy to understand. My kids said it is cool!

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  14. Thanks for the pattern. I too am a Ninja junkie. I have 2 young nephews and need something inexpensive for Christmas presents as I am unemployed. I have enough yarn in my stock pile to make these with no cost this year.

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