TMNT Kawabunga dude!  It’s a cool TMNT hat!

 

My daughter asked me to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hat for her friend’s son, Braden.  She wants to give it to him for Christmas.

I made this really cute Leonardo hat, he’s the guy that wears the blue mask.  That’s Braden’s favorite TMNT!  But you can make the mask any color; Purple for Donatello, Red for Raphael, or Orange for Michelangelo.

The eyes are lightly stuffed with fiberfill so that they “bug” out from the mask giving it a 3D effect.  I used my favorite pattern for the basic hat, the free pattern from Ravelry by Christins from My Sweet Potato 3.

TMNTThe mask wraps around the hat and ties in the back leaving the ends to hang down.

To download and print free pdf version click here!

 

 

 

 

Materials
Hook Size K 6.5mm
Hook Size H 5.0 mm
Hook Size F 3.75mm
#4 Worsted Yarn in Green, White, and Mask color (Blue, Purple, Red, or Orange)
2 Black buttons
Polyfil
Yarn needle
Stitches
Chain = Ch
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
Sl St = slip stitch
DC = Double crochet
HDC3Tog = half double crochet 3 stitches together
Using Hook size K and green yarn make a basic hat/beanie.  (I used the basic hat pattern found on Ravelry.com by Christins from My Sweet Potato 3.   Click here to download free pattern for basic hat.  Or make a basic hat or beanie using your favorite pattern.)
Using Hook size H and yarn in the color of mask you are want make a Ninja mask using the free Ninja Turtle Mask pattern from Stitch11.com.
Eyes – Make 2 (Chain 1 does not count as sc)
Use hook size F and white yarn
Rd 1:  Ch 5, sc in 2ndch from hook, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st (you have now reached the end of the row) DO NOT turn, instead rotate work, you will now work on the bottom of the chain row you made, sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st where you made your first sc, sl st to first sc.  You should have the start of an oval shape.
Rd 2:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, sc in same st as your first sc of the round, sl st to first sc.
Rd 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in same st as your first sc of round, sl st to first sc.
Rd 4:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, sc in same st as your first sc of the round, sl st to first sc.  Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
Assembly
Sew black button on each eye with white yarn.
Position each eye on to front of hat checking the spacing with the mask so that eyes fill in the eye holes in the mask.  Mark eye positions.
Sew first eye ¾ of the way, lightly stuff with polyfil so that the eye sticks out.  Sew the rest of the way.
Sew on second eye the same way making sure the stuffing is even with the first eye.
Position mask over eyes.  Push eyes thru the eye holes of the mask so that eyes fit snuggly in place.
Stitch top of eye part of the mask on to hat.  Hold hat flat and smooth as you stitch.
Do the same for the bottom eye part of the mask.
Stitch one mask tie part around the hat stopping at the middle of the backside of hat.
Do the same to the other mask tie.  You will have end section of the ties unstitched to the cap.

 

Tie loose ends into a knot.  Tack on to the hat. Part of the ends will dangle down.  If your hat size is larger there may not be much of the ends dangling.  
 
 
Don’t have time to make this hat?  No worries order one from my Etsy shop, Savvy Nana Crafts today!  I’ll make a hat using the mask color of your favorite TMNT just for your or your little superhero!