Toadstools & Tadpoles Cardigan Bonnet

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Toadstools & Tadpoles Cardigan Bonnet Pattern


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Knitting: Toadstools & Tadpoles Cardigan Bonnet
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Intarsia OR Duplicate Stitch
  • Cabling
  • Reading a Chart or Written directions
  • Ssk, k2tog
  • Counting rows worked

Pattern Description:

"Toadstools & Tadpoles" is a whimsical baby set including a cardigan, bonnet & booties.

The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the bottom up with a toadstool border along the bottom (either done in intarsia or duplicate stitch), and a "tadpole" cable pattern on the body. A cable is worked at the same time, along the front edge and incorporates buttonholes.

The bonnet is worked from the forehead to the back and then seamed at the back. It features the tadpole cable pattern and toadstool brim as well as an i-cord tie

The booties are worked from the cuff down with a seam up the back. They feature a toadstool on each sole, blue border along the cuff and i-cord ties.

Rating: Intermediate.


20 sts & 30 rows = 4" (10cm) over Stocking Stitch
18 sts & 30 rows = 4" (10cm) over Tadpole Cable Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 months
  • Finished Chest Size: 19(20.5, 22, 23.5, 25)"
  • 48(52, 56, 60, 64)cm


  • Malabrigo Rios or other Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 2(2, 2, 3, 3)skeins in "Sunset" (MC)
  • 1 skein in "Natural"
  • 20yards each "Azul Profundo", "Ravelry Red" & "Coco"
  • US6 (4mm) needles - straight or circular
  • US6 (4mm) double pointed nedles

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • 10 stitch markers
  • darning needle
  • 6(7, 7, 8, 8) 5/8" (15mm) buttons
  • Waste yarn
  • 2 stitch holders

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Rios

About Designer

About Designer

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I was 4 when my grandmother taught me to knit. I have since enjoyed all sorts of needle work; crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, quilting. However, my love is knitting and designing seamless and classic garments for children :)

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