FREE Crochet Ninja Turtle Mask Beanie Pattern

Free Crochet Patter Ninja Turtle Mask Hat

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I’ve been on a crochet kick again and while I’m really working at updating and writing up (AGAIN) the bigger sizes of my popular crochet baby booties, I needed to take a break from it to make a couple other things.  One being this adorable crochet Ninja Turtle Mask Hat.  My daughter, 4, LOVES the Ninja Turtles and had been asking me for a mask so I set out last night to make this one.  I’ve ONLY made this size and it’s custom to her.  Since it has the eye holes, I had to do a lot of checking as I made this one so I would make sure to have them in the right place.  If you decide to make one of these it would help if you could measure your child’s head both around as well as the length from center top of the crown to the bridge of the nose at least.  Free Crochet Patter Ninja Turtle Mask Hat Free Crochet Patter Ninja Turtle Mask HatFor instance, my daughter’s head circumference is 21″ and the measurement from the center top crown to the bridge of her nose was about 6 1/4″ to give you an idea of what size child this particular pattern will fit.  This is made in hdc to keep it tight knit and snug (since it’s a mask) and it’s very simple to work. 

*Update: I originally posted this as a child size 4-6, however, several of the guys in our house tried it on and it fit them as well, including my 14 year old here…


Ninja Turtle Crochet Mask 2

The Mr. also was able to wear this very comfortably, so this may actually end up being a one size fits most. 

Crochet Ninja Turtle Mask Hat (beanie)


  • H Size Crochet Hook
  • Worsted Weight Yarn like Red Heart Super Savers, With Love or I Love This Yarn
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Embroidery needle to weave in loose ends

Stitches Used:

  • Magic Circle
  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip Stitch (ss)
  • Single Crochet (sc
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Single crochet 2 together (decrease) (sc2tog)


  • Round 1: In a magic circle, ch2 (does not count as 1st hdc), hdc 9 into circle, ss join to 1st hdc, ch1 DO NOT TURN – 9 hdc
  • Round 2: 2Hdc in same stitch as join and in each hdc around. Ss join to 1st hdc, ch1 – 18 hdc
  • Round 3: 2hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in next. *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next* Repeat *to* around.  SS join to 1st hdc. Ch1. – 27 hdc
  • Round 4: 2hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in next 2. *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 2* Repeat *to* around.  SS join to 1st hdc. Ch1 – 36hdc
  • Round 5: 2hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in next 3. *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 3* Repeat *to* around.  SS join to 1st hdc. Ch1 – 45 hdc
  • Round 6: 2hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in next 4. *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 4* Repeat *to* around.  SS join to 1st hdc. Ch1 – 54 hdc
  • Round 7: 2hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in next 5. *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next * Repeat *to* around.  SS join to 1st hdc. Ch1 – 63 hdc
  • Round 8: 2hdc in first, 1 hdc in remaining hdc around. Ss join to 1st hdc, ch1. -64hdc (just because I needed it an even number 🙂
  • Round 9: Hdc in each hdc around. ss join ch1 – 64
  • Rounds 10-18: Repeat round 9
  • Rounds 19-21: Changing to color 2, repeat round 9
  • Free Crochet Patter Ninja Turtle Mask Hat

    In case you’re wondering how I marked where the eye holes should be 🙂

  • Round 22: Sc in same as join, and next 23 stitches.  Ch10, skip the next 7 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, ch10, skip next next 7 stitches, sc in remaining 24 stitches around. – 70 st
  • Round 23: Sc 24, 10sc into ch10 space, sc 2, 10sc in next ch10 space, sc in each remaining stitch around. Ss join to first sc. Ch1 – 70
  • Round 24: Sc 20, hdc in next 14, hdc2tog (in 2scs across bridge) hdc 14, sc in last 20. ss join to first sc. Ch1
  • Round 25: Sc in each stitch around. Finish Off.

Free Crochet Patter Ninja Turtle Mask Hat

See…easy as pie! I imagine it would be pretty easy to change the size of this to fit your needs.  As always, feel free to use the pattern and you may sell your finished items from it if you like.  However, please do not re-post this crochet pattern as your own, and if you share about it anywhere please link back here to my credit.


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I'm a nurse turned stay at home mom, I love to blog about everything from parenting to baking/cooking, playing, toys, tennis, crochet, and my diy projects gone wrong. My household includes the Mr. and I, 3 handsome teen boys, 1 lil' diva (3), and our 2 puppy dogs! Life everyday consists of STILL learning how to parent after all these years with the hilarious stories of parenting, as well as all the other things I'm not good at. Interested in working with me? Contact me at

59 thoughts on “FREE Crochet Ninja Turtle Mask Beanie Pattern

    1. Amy Post author

      Hello there. To be honest, the one that I made for my daughter actually fit her Dad as well as my teenage son. The easiest way to increase is to go up a hook size. When you get to the eye holes, I would start checking it against whoever will be wearing it so it’ll be as close as possible.

  1. Jamie V.

    I’m new to crocheting. When each round says -54 hdc etc at the end does that mean that round is that many or does that mean to do 54 hdc?

  2. Anonymous

    I absolutely LOVE how this turned out. I made a “Leo” hat for my three year old and he loved it! Wanted to post a picture but not sure if I can or how to do it. I did use a g hook instead of the h hook for his hat and it fit perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Jeanna Jones

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. I just finished this hat I did add straps to mine in the back that he could tie up if he wanted to. (4yr old warrior here…lol). Wish I could share a picture. This was very fast and easy too!

    Thanks again.

    Jeanna J.

      1. Amy Post author

        I haven’t ever added straps to the back but have seen some online. If I get a free few minutes, I may try to see if I can add to this pattern a strap option. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

        1. Susan

          I love this pattern and I have added straps. Instead of continuing in the round when you change color for the mask part, I divided the work at the back and added about 8 inches worth of chain on each side then crocheted back and forth. You end up with two pieces hanging down at the back that you can tie. The pattern remains pretty much the same and the straps end up the right width. I experimented and changed to a sc for the ties to make them a bit thinner than the mask and I think they tied better.

          I have made a slew of these to donate to a favorite charity. Great especially for Halloween!

          Thank you for this pattern….

  5. Susan Wayne

    Wonderful! Your pattern was s delight to work on and my grandchildren are just thrilled with the results. Your tutorial was clear and easy to follow. I added ties in the back as a fun finishing touch. I did a foundation hdc chain of about 60 stitches for 4 rows and attached it to the back. I crossed this piece at its center to look like a knot before I attached it to your hat. Thank you so much for figuring the pattern out and sharing it with all of us!

  6. ELLEN

    I love this pattern…fast and easy. I made the 4 turtle colors red, orange, blue & purple…Raphael, Donatello, etc. for my grandson. He wears them all the time. He is only 2 so it was necessary to adjust eye holes to make them bigger from top to bottom. On the last hdc row (on the downloaded pattern directions…row 21), I hdc in the 1st 24 stitches, slip stitched in 7 stitches, 2hdc, 7 slip stitches, hdc in the remaining stitches. Then followed the download.

  7. Kirsty

    Love this pattern! Just made a Donatello one for my son’s third birthday and he adores it! Thank you so much! x

  8. Jeanette

    Hi, thank you for this pattern, it is lovely. Where I live I simply cannot purchase 10 ply wool so will have to use 8 ply. I made the hat using 8 ply but it is way too small. Do you have any suggestions as to how I should change the pattern?
    I wish to make a size to fit 4-8 yr old child.
    Thank you! Jeanette

    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Jeanette, I’m thinking that the 8 ply is similar to our DK weight yarn. I think it would be hard to get the size you needed with that weight unless you perhaps double strand it. I would try that with my pattern and see how that works.

      1. Jeanette

        Thanks Amy

        I just went browsing in our wool shop again and found another brand of 12 Ply (I used that as well but the hat was too big!). This 12 Ply looks thinner than the one I used previously, so will give that a go tonight.

        Thanks for your prompt support 🙂

        1. Amy Post author

          If all else fails, just use the 12 ply with one size smaller hook lol. Let me know how it comes out 🙂

  9. JASMine

    I love love love this! Thanks for the great pattern! My son loves the ninja turtles…he has been watching me make it and shouting hurray! Lol

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  11. Sandra Watts

    I love that hat. It is so cute. I wish I could crochet but my hands just can’t do it any more.

  12. Mandy

    love this pattern, so easy to follow. I did however take the hook size down to a G, made it fit my 6 yrs old perfectly.. The first one I made with the suggested hook size fit my 14yr old great

    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Mandy, glad you liked it. One of the biggest reasons I think it’s been so popular is how easy it is to make changes on this. Thanks for stopping by.

  13. steff

    This is wonderful! Made one for my 7 year old and she loves it!thank you for sharing this pattern!

  14. Anonymous

    Can you recommend a hook size for a smaller size hat? I made one today and it is huge. Thanks!

  15. Sean

    Finished my first one and my Son loves it!! Said he’s a real turtle now. On to my second one but was wondering how to make the eyes a little more “open”? Maybe I did something wrong?

  16. Bianca

    I wish I could post a pic of the finished product. My husband requested a ninja turtle hat for himself since our 4 boys have one. I am in love with it! I want to make one for myself now! The best, easiest pattern yet.

    1. Amy Post author

      Awesome Bianca, I’m so glad you all love it. You can always email me the picture and I can post it on here if you like 🙂 I love seeing the finished items.

  17. kerri

    I am so glad I came across this pattern. My boys and my nephews are just going to love this!!

  18. Lianne G.

    Hi Amy,
    I just adore this mask. I’m currently making one now. I do have one question to ask you. In your list of stitches used for this pattern, you have sc2tog listed as one of them. I did not come across a sc decrease in the pattern. However, you have Row 24: hdc2tog (2sc across bridge of nose). Is Row 24 suppose to have a hdc decrease or is it a sc decrease?
    Thanks (:

    1. Amy Post author

      I think the sc2tog in the instructions may be the typo. The Hd2tog is correct. Thank you for pointing that out, and I’m glad you like it 🙂

  19. Melissa

    I don’t understand row 7. Is the repeat correct? (2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st around). It adds a lot more than 9 stitches to the previous row, doesn’t it? At least it is when I’m crocheting it. Is the repeat supposed to be: 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 6, perhaps? Thanks!

    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Melissa, it should be “2hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 5, repeat around” sorry for the mistype and thank you for pointing that out 🙂

  20. kristin

    Love this pattern. It’s perfect! The hat fit all my kids – ages 2 through 9. Just to give you a reference: my 2 year old twins head circumference was 19 inches, the 4 year old was 20, and the 7 and 9 year old were 21. My 17 year old even tried it on but she has lot of hair so it didn’t quite fit her. Lol. I think this might be a good “one size” for kids.

    1. Amy Post author

      Thank you for letting me know! That sounds awesome, I knew it fit several in my home as well! Glad they loved it 🙂

  21. vickie couturier

    that is so cute,my grandson would love this he is so into the turtles right now

  22. Brittney

    This looks amazing! My husband and I were both so into Ninja Turtles when we were little and now that we’ve got a little guy of our own… well this just looks awesome!


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