Cowabunga, dude! I love the turtles \(-_-\) I wanted to create a design in honor of them being so rad. The mask can be worn on top of the head & it flips down to wear over your face!
Yarn: medium worsted weight; approx. 80 yds of color A (orange/red/blue/purple), approx. 100 yds of color B (green)
[Red Heart Super Saver]
Gauge: 10 sts & 7 rows = 4 inches
Circumference- 20 inches
Length- 7 inches
Size H / US 8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Size I / US 9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors & tapestry needle
Beg w color A – slip knot & ch 20.
Sl st to 3rd ch from beg. This creates your first eyehole.
hdc in next 2 st. This is your nose bridge.
Ch 17 & sl st to the other side of the last ch. This creates your second eyehole.
hdc in the next 2 st.
Approx. 30 dc in ch loop. hdc in next 2 st.
Approx. 30 dc in ch loop. sl st to join.
dc in ea dc st & hdc in ea hdc all the way around the mask. sl st to join.
Make straps – [Size I / US 9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook]
Find center on each side of mask & attach yarn. ch 1 to secure.
sc in 2nd ch from hook and all the way down. sl st to join to mask. sl st in next st.
Turn your work & dc in ea st all the way down. 3 dc in the last st & work around to dc in ea st on opp side. sl st to join to mask.
Repeat steps on opposite side to make a second strap.
Beg w color B – magic loop & ch 1 to secure
Round 1: 12 dc in ML & sl st to join
Round 2: 2 dc in ea st
Round 3: *2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st*
Round 4: *2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st*
Round 5-11: dc in ea st
Attach mask to beanie –
Round 12: hdc in the next 8 stitches
in next 6 stitches slip stitch the sts of the strap closest to the face mask to the hat
hdc in the next 6 – 8 stitches (this depends on how big the eyeholes of your mask are) you want to crochet the space between the strap & the middle of the mask)
sl st the middle of the mask to the next st
hdc in the next 6 – 8 stitches (same amount as before – for the second eyehole)
sl st the other mask strap to your hat in the next 6 stitches
hdc until you reach the end of the round & sl st to join
Pattern Notes: This pattern can be adjusted to be used with any materials you have. You can use any beanie pattern you prefer for this creation. I use my seamless beanie pattern because it is quick & simple. This hat fits standard adult size.
I plan to create lots more cartoon character beanies! Who’s your favorite ninja turtle?
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More specific direction on attaching your mask to your beanie-
**UPDATE: Child’s Size!
I recently created a ninja turtle beanie for my nephew who is 5 yrs old. I used the exact same pattern for this beanie except for I used a Size G/US 6 (4.0 mm) hook.
Video Tutorial for the child’s size pattern can be found below. This tutorial is much slower and in-depth than my first as well so if you are having trouble check it out!
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