Crochet Optimus Prime Hat

Although I’m SOOOO far behind in my blog posts, and I have a million other things I need to catch up on, I just have to share this! This hat is probably my most ambition design so far (it’s definitely up there with the Ratchet hat I made a few years ago), and it has resulted in the Happiest. Little. Charlie. Ever. However, his twin brother is not as pleased. I’m working hard to complete Lincoln’s Bumblebee hat so he’ll stop looking at me with those sad eyes! 😉 Will share pics of that one as soon as it’s finished!



  1. Melissa, unfortunately, I don't have a pattern to sell. Legally, I can't sell a pattern for the Optimus Prime hat. However, I *am* working on typing up a general tutorial on how to make the hat, which I will be available for free! Stay tuned!

      1. The Optimus Prime hat was a HUGE undertaking when I made it for my son, and it’s proving to be an even bigger one as I work on the pattern/tutorial! I really should have written a pattern for it while I was making it, but hindsight is 20/20! 😉 I really hope to have a pattern to share sometime in the near future, but I haven’t been able to work on any crocheting lately. I know that many people are waiting for the pattern, and I’m so sorry to keep everyone waiting… 🙁

      1. Hi Julie! I am SO SORRY for the very slow response time!! My family moved back to the US from Korea last month, so I haven’t been on my blog lately. To answer your question, unfortunately, I don’t have a pattern or tutorial for this hat, and it’s unlikely that I will be able to make one. If you search on Etsy or on Ravelry, there are a few patterns that are similar to this one. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help! :-/

  2. I appreciate such a quick reply. ill keep up to date with your blog. I definitely might have to pick your brain when it comes to a few things regarding this hat if that is ok?? I’m pretty good at figuring things out on my own, but if I hit a road block, can I message you?

  3. Hi Julia, did you ever type up a general tutorial on this hat? I’d love to try and make one for my nephew. He saw it and fell in love with it. Now he just has to have one.

    1. Valerie, I have been wanting to work on the tutorial for quite some time, but haven’t had a chance yet! There always seems to be a million other things to do! I have a big work project ending soon, and hopefully, I can get to this in the next month. Stay tuned! 🙂

  4. Hi! Not sure how this works or if u r even on here anymore but my son is in love with bumblebee from transformers.. do you sell these crochet hats by chance? Did u ever post a tutorial on how to? Would love to get him one before Halloween! Thanks a lot!!

    1. Hi Tara! I haven’t had the time to blog lately, but I’m definitely still here. 🙂 I haven’t been able to post a tutorial on the Bumblebee hat yet, but it’s on my list of things to do! Just seems like there are always a million things I need/want to do! 😉 Not sure that I would be able to get the tutorial up before the end of the month, but if you’re interested in ordering a custom made hat, please send me a message. Just click on the Contact Me tab at the top of the page.

    1. Thank you for leaving a comment! If you don’t already follow my blog, I encourage you to follow it so you’ll receive updates. I’m hoping to have the tutorial for the Optimus Prime hat (as well as a few other patterns) written and published soon!

  5. Hi! I was wondering if you had time for the Optimus and bumblebee patterns yet? My boys would love and since winter will soon be over I would love to get them made! 🙂 thanks and yours look great!

    1. I’m really trying to get to the hats… And they’re next on my to-do list (as soon as I finish something for my dad). However, the patterns are probably going to take several weeks to write (if not a couple of months) to write. The hats are rather involved! I know a lot of people have been waiting (very patiently!) for the patterns, so I’ll work as quickly as possible!

  6. Holly cow! I’ve been trying to find the pattern for this everywhere. I’m so excited that you’re going to put the pattern up. I just got through making a minion beanie and a unicorn beanie. I’ve seen people with these but don’t know enough so I still need a pattern.

    1. Thanks for the message, Austin! I am working on the pattern, but it’s a pretty long process–stay tuned! I know a lot of people are waiting on it, so I’m trying to work as quickly as possible. 🙂

      1. Would you post a comment here (maybe a link) whenever you do complete it so that everyone anticipating know its up?

    1. In an ideal world, I would have written the pattern as I worked on the hat! 😉 Unfortunately, I failed to do so… So I’ve been trying to get a pattern/tutorial written for it. Hopefully, I can get one made–a lot of people have contacted me about it. It’s been in the works for quite some time, but it’s been on hold over the summer because it’s just too hot and humid in Korea to crochet!

        1. Hi Kettana! I’m SO SORRY that it’s taken me so long to get back to you! I’ve had a lot going on w/ family stuff, so I haven’t been able to pay much attention (or any attention really!) to my blog. I made the hat in pieces and put it together. Hope this helps!

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