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saracidaltendencies
03-04-2008, 12:35 AM
I've been searching patterns like crazy and can't find the kind of "bear" I'm looking for. Basically what I'd like to do is have a teddy bear head, and the rest of the bear look like a small blanket. My son has a Winnie the Pooh bear like this that I ordered from Avon (however, it's not knitted). I would like to knit some bears for my local hospital (my son had to go to the ER today to get stitches because he fell and had a big gash in his head, and, they gave him a teddy bear, but, it took a little while to find one, I got the impression they were running low) and donate them for the kids who go to the ER. I want a pattern that is REALLY simple and would only take about a day or two to knit so I can make a lot of them.

I still don't have much experience knitting anything other than scarves, blankets, cell cases, and, the one sweater I'm working on for hubby and one tank I made for my daughter so I was wondering what the easiest way to make a bear head would be. Would it turn out ok if I just knit something like a swatch in the round and pulled waste yarn through the neck and ear areas to give them shape?

Thanks for any input!

Crycket
03-04-2008, 12:57 AM
This is only a tiny teddy...but you can make him bigger by making him with Worsted weight wool....

or you can likely just use his head and substitue your own blanket

http://www.prima.co.uk/index.php/v1/Knitted_teddy

Mirl56
03-04-2008, 07:25 AM
http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&searchText=bunny+blanket

Your description reminded me of this pattern. You could re-shape the ears to be more bear-like. It's a very simpistic head, so I'm not sure how much like a bear it would really look.

saracidaltendencies
03-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Yes! That's what I'm looking for! With a bear head, of course...lol

Tobinknit
03-04-2008, 07:53 PM
Here (http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/Jeanaries/Teddyghans.html) is a cute "teddyghan" pattern only it is crocheted but might give you some ideas. It is a lot bigger than the Lion Brand Bunny though. (20" x 20" + teddy head)

Buddy Bears (http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/buddybears.html) knitted and made for charities. You could maybe use the head shape and then the blanket part from the Lion Brand pattern.

Here (http://stitch-therapy.blogspot.com/2007/02/kitty-baby-blanket-buddy.html) is one that should work if you just put a teddy bear face on it.