How to Make a Helmet in Minecraft

The helmet is one of five Minecraft armor pieces that the player can wear. A helmet provides defense against mob attacks.

Helmet Armor comes in five common types:

Helmet Recipe

The helmet recipe is simple and requires 5 of the same ingredient, either: leather, iron, gold or diamond. (Chain helmets are not craftable but can be found in the world.)

To make a helmet place the ingredients in the crafting table as shown below:

minecraft helmet recipe

Leather Helmet

To make a Leather Helmet place 5 leather Leather in the crafting table.

Chainmail Helmet

The player cannot craft a chainmail helmet. You can purchase a chainmail helmet in a village from the village armorer. Chainmail helmets also drop from armored mobs and in chests.

Iron Helmet

To make an Iron Helmet place 5 iron ingots Iron Ingot on the crafting table.

Gold Helmet

Place 5 gold ingots Gold Ingot on the crafting table to make a gold helmet.

Diamond Helmet

To make a Diamond Helmet use five diamonds Diamond and a crafting table.

Repairing a Helmet

You can repair a helmet at an anvil with additional ingredients of the same type, e.g. leather, iron ingot, gold ingot, diamond. You can also repair a helmet by combining two damaged helmets of the same type in a crafting table.

Equipping a Helmet

To equip a helmet press the E button in the Java Edition or the Inventory Icon in mobile editions. Move your helmet to the helmet armor slot.

Turtle Helmet

The turtle helmet in Minecraft is a piece of armor that provides +2 armor and allows the player to breathe underwater. A turtle helmet is a turtle shell placed in the helmet armor slot. To craft the turtle helmet you need 5 pieces of scute Scute which are dropped from baby turtles. Place 5 scute in a crafting table in the same configuration as other helmet recipes.

How to Make a Helmet in Minecraft

  1. To make a helmet gather five of the same ingredient:

    5 leather, or;
    5 iron ingot, or;
    5 gold ingot, or;
    5 diamond, or;
    5 scute (for turtle helmet).

  2. Place the ingredients in a crafting table in the pattern shown below.

    minecraft helmet recipe

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