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Monday, August 4, 2014

Ninja Turtle pattern

It has been awhile since my last post and I think I am well over due for a FREE PATTERN!! 
In 2013 by far hands down my most popular hat was the "Ninja Turtle". I couldn't make them fast enough! It seemed that everyone wanted one and in every size from newborn to adult. I used my favorite basic hat pattern that is my go to foundation for most all of my hats. If you don't have a favorite hat pattern you can find some really great ones on Etsy. The one I use is a simple double crochet beanie hat pattern. Now for the fun pat.... How do I make go from a basic beanie to a Ninja Turtle? Well it is actually quite simple...
First I make the first few rows of the hat in a kinda sage green (like a turtle) then I put a strip of about 4 rows in what ever color the customer wanted depending on which Turtle they wanted it to be. For example I would use red, blue, orange, or purple. After completing the 4 color rows (that make the "eye mask") I do 4 more rows of green. With the foundation of the hat completed I then move on to the eyes. 
for the eyes I use white yarn and make two as follows...

Row 1 :  chain 1
Row 2: 2 SC in the chain 1 in Row 1
Row 3: 2 SC in each SC
Row 4 -6 : 1 SC in each SC 
Row 7: skip first SC and SC in next 3 SC
Row 8: skip fist SC and Sc in next 2
Row 9: skip first SC and SC in last SC
now SC around outside of eye and finish off leaving a tail long enough to sew it on to hat. 


Now to make the black part of the eye or pupil

Chain 3
SC 6 in first chain 
Join to beginning chain & fasten off leaving a tail long enough to sew it to white part of eye.  (Make 2)

After sewing the parts of the eye together sew them on to the color strip of the hat and say hello to your new Ninja turtle hat.... 

Please share your pics and comments of how your ninja turtles come out or what ever you used these eyes on... If you have any questions or need any help with pattern please let me know. 

Update.....There have been so many request for a hat pattern that I created one that I have adapted from several of my favorites and it can be seen here....Best ever Crochet Beanie Hat pattern. It is my go to tried and true favorite that is true to size and works up quickly. I have literally made hundreds of hats with this pattern and hope that you will love it just as much as I do. 

24 comments:

  1. I'm making this hat for a five year old. Can you tell me how large this is?

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  2. Thanks for the pattern. I whipped a TMNT beanie out today for a party this evening for my great nephew. I would have posted a picture, but there is no where here that I can do that, sadly.

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    1. You are welcome! I am glad you are enjoying the pattern!

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  3. How do I get the pattern for the beanie?

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    1. I originally bought the beanie pattern years ago on Etsy from a seller that is no longer selling. I m sure you can find a great one on Etsy or Pinterest.

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  4. I too really like that beanie style. Do you sell the pattern or can you tell me where to get it. Thanks.

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    1. I bought the beanie pattern a few years ago on Etsy. Unfortunately she is no longer a seller but I am sure you can fins some great patterns on Etsy or Pinterest.

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  5. The directions for the eyes makes no sense

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    1. What type of trouble are you having with the pattern? I will try to help you the best I can.

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    2. I tried her eye pattern too several times and found it didn't produce the oval shape like the picture... so i made my own with a magic circle... ch2 dc3 hdc3 dc3 hdc3 pull tight and ss to chain.

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    3. I tried her eye pattern too several times and found it didn't produce the oval shape like the picture... so i made my own with a magic circle... ch2 dc3 hdc3 dc3 hdc3 pull tight and ss to chain.

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  7. Im sorry what size needle did you use?

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    1. I used an "I" hook. I tend to crochet pretty tight so you may need to use an "H" hook or experiment with hook sizes to get the eyes the size that you want them.

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  8. I've made 6 so far and another request for one more!! Kids love them!!

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  9. Due to high demand... I have added a hat pattern at http://knottzofyarn.blogspot.com/2015/01/best-ever-crochet-hatbeanie-pattern.html.

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  10. Due to high demand... I have added a hat pattern at http://knottzofyarn.blogspot.com/2015/01/best-ever-crochet-hatbeanie-pattern.html.

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  11. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for the both patterns :)
    I've made two this week.. a record for me given health issues for two Nephews.. their mother now wants one for her ^_^
    here is a link that will hopefully work to my FB page where I have a picture of the finished beanies. Still need to work on that eye placement though..
    thanks again
    http://knottzofyarn.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/ninja-turtle-pattern.html#comment-form

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  12. i lovee the hats i just made so easy to do i just made 3 today

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  13. Hi Jennifer I usually make all my hats HDC and am trying to make the ninja using your beanie pattern but the start off confuses me. I know that its 4 rnds colored and last 4-5 will be green however can you tell me after the crown diameter is reached how many more you do in green before color change? Thank you!

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  14. Most of the time I change to my color after my last increase row. That is not really a certain amount of rows. I just try to ensure that I have at least 4 green rows left after the color. Does that make sense?

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  15. Gorro maravilhoso, adorei, obrigada! Lovely! Hugs!

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