6/17/2017 01:45:00 PM

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft an iron helmet with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
In Minecraft, iron helmets are one of the many items of armor that you can make.
iron helmet
Let's explore how to make an iron helmet.

Supported Platforms

An iron helmet is available in the following versions of Minecraft:
PlatformSupported (Version*)
PC/Mac PC/MacYes
Pocket Edition (PE) Pocket Edition (PE)Yes (0.6.0)
PS3 PS3Yes
PS4 PS4Yes
Xbox 360 Xbox 360Yes
Xbox One Xbox OneYes
Windows 10 Edition Windows 10 EditionYes
Wii U Wii UYes
Education Edition (EDU) Education Edition (EDU)Yes
* The version that it was first introduced, if applicable.

Where to find an Iron Helmet in Creative Mode

Here is where you can find an iron helmet in the Creative Inventory menu:
PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
PC/Mac1.8 - 1.12Combat
Pocket Edition (PE)0.14.1 - 1.1Tools
PS31.26 - 1.48Tools, Weapons and Armor
PS41.26 - 1.49Tools, Weapons and Armor
Xbox 360TU35 - TU53Tools, Weapons and Armor
Xbox OneCU23 - CU43Tools, Weapons and Armor
Windows 10 Edition0.14.1 - 1.1Tools
Wii UPatch 3 - Patch 23Tools, Weapons and Armor
Education Edition (EDU)0.14.2 - 1.0Tools

Required Materials to make an Iron Helmet

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft an iron helmet:

How to craft an Iron Helmet in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

Before you can craft this item, make sure you have the required materials and acrafting table. The crafting table gives you the 3x3 crafting grid that looks like this:
3x3 crafting area
open crafting table
The game control to open your crafting table depends on the version of Minecraft:
  • For PC/Mac, right click on the crafting table.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the crafting table.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the Square button p3 button on the PS controller.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the X button xbox 360 y button on the Xbox controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the crafting table.
  • For Wii U, press the Y button on the gamepad.
  • For Education Edition, right click on the crafting table.

2. Add Items to make an Iron Helmet

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make an iron helmet, place5 iron ingots in the 3x3 crafting grid.
When making an iron helmet, it is important that the iron ingots are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. There should be 3 iron ingots in the first row and 2 iron ingots in the second row at either sides (the middle box should be left empty). This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for an iron helmet.
Crafting recipe for iron helmet
Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the iron helmet will appear in the box to the right.
iron helmet

3. Move the Iron Helmet to Inventory

Once you have crafted an iron helmet, you need to move the new item to your inventory.
Completed iron helmet
Congratulations, you have made an iron helmet in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name

In Minecraft, an iron helmet has the following Name, ID and DataValue:
(Minecraft ID Name)
Iron Helmet
Iron Helmet
Iron Helmet
Iron Helmet
See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.

pc/mac Give Command in Minecraft PC/Mac

In Minecraft PC/Mac 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Iron Helmet is:
/give @p iron_helmet 1 0

pocket edition (pe) Give Command in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 0.16.0, 1.0 and 1.1, the /give command for Iron Helmet is:
/give @p iron_helmet 1 0

windows 10 edition Give Command in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 0.16.0, 1.0 and 1.1, the /give command for Iron Helmet is:
/give @p iron_helmet 1 0

education edition (edu) Give Command in Minecraft Education Edition (EDU)

In Minecraft Education Edition (EDU) 0.14.2 and 1.0, the /give command for Iron Helmet is:
/give @p iron_helmet 1 0


Durability represents how long the item will last. For tools, weapons and transportation, durability is the number of useful actions before the item is destroyed. For armor items, durability is the number of hits (that can be blocked by armor) before the item is destroyed. So the higher the durability number, the longer the item will last.
The following table shows the durability for each helmet/cap in Minecraft:
Diamond Helmet363
Chain Helmet165
Iron Helmet165
Golden Helmet77
Dyed Leather Cap55
Leather Cap55



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