Almost-Famous Luggy Bonnet by Lucy Mackenzie & Kirsteen Mitcalfe
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Almost-Famous Luggy Bonnet

Knitting
October 2003
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (St st)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1170 yards (1070 m)
6 months to adult large

Pattern description from Weekend Knitting: “One of these adorable Luggy Bonnets from Pride and Joy, a British children’s knitwear company, was almost worn by Harry Potter in the film adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. A bonnet with stars was requested for the scene when baby Harry is left at the doorstep of his evil Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon. It was never used, according to the costume designer, because the weather was warm and the baby didn’t need it. Pride and Joy didn’t completely miss its shot at Harry Potter magic, however: Ron Weasley’s R sweater, worn on Christmas morning, is a Pride and Joy creation. When the photographer for Weekend Knitting, Ericka McConnell, saw the heart Luggy Bonnet shown here, she immediately exclaimed, ‘I want one in my size.’ So, with the designers’ permission, adult sizing was added to the pattern.”

Finished Measurements: To fit 6 to 18 months (18 months to 4 years, 4 years to adult small, adult medium to large). Approximately 17.5 (20, 21, 23)” around.

Yarn: Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK or Baby Merino (100% machine-washable Merino wool; 130 yards / 50 grams): 1 skein each main color (MC) and 8 accent colors. Yarn used in sample hats shown in book is Merino DK unless Baby Merino is specified.

  • Yellow heart hat shown in book in #219 cranberry Baby Merino (MC), #862 butter (yellow), #867 dill (green), #870 rosy, #882 haze (lilac), #877 gold, #662 cream, #875 Victoria (deep purple), and #866 Airforce (slate blue).
  • Blue star hat shown in book in #629 mariner (medium blue, MC), with #862 butter (yellow), #868 raspberry, #856 buddleia (purple), #219 cranberry Baby Merino, #662 cream, #869 rain (light blue), #890 seaweed (olive), #655 burgundy.

Needles:

  • One set straight needles size US 6 (4 mm).
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holders, stitch markers, yarn needle, size F (4 mm) crochet hook.

The yardage is based on 1 skein each of 1 main color and 8 accent colors.

Two pattern variations: one with a heart motif and one with a star motif.