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How do you make a crochet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hat?

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The basic steps to make a crocheted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hat are to crochet green worsted-weight yarn in the round for several rows, switch to a contrasting yarn color to crochet the mask section, add several more rows of green stitches, and embellish the mask with ties in the back and round, crocheted eyes for the front. The exact instructions depend on the crochet pattern selected, as well as the desired size of the hat.

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Free patterns for crocheted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hats are available on many crocheting and craft websites. The blog Chucks for Chancho provides step-by-step photo instructions for a crocheted beanie inspired by the action heroes. The hat requires worsted-weight yarn and a size G or H crochet hook. The pattern features crocheted cartoon eye appliqués. It can be scaled up from a toddler size to a size that fits a 10-year-old child.

Another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hat pattern, created by crochet designer Nadia Fuad, is available on Yarnutopia.com. This crocheted beanie pattern uses turtle-green yarn and features three-dimensional mask and eye detailing. The hat is designed to fit a toddler. The site also provides a video with instructions on how to create the hat.

The blog HolyJeansNMyFavoriteThings.com lists a free pattern for a child- to adult-sized crocheted Ninja Turtle beanie. This design features a functional mask with holes for the eyes.

Select a yarn for the mask portion of the hat that corresponds to the colors of one of the Ninja Turtles: orange for Michelangelo, purple for Donatello, blue for Leonardo, or red for Raphael.

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