I found a cute pattern for a polar bear. I didn’t have the yarn used in the pattern, but I did have some Bernat Pipsqueak yarn on hand. I switched to an H hook and the pipsqueak yarn and ended up with this adorable bear.
Here it is without the cowl
Mine is only 7.5 inches tall, so it is a bit smaller than the 11 inches the original pattern states the finished bear will be. Because of that, I also had to make the cowl significantly smaller. In the end, I absolutely love it! The brown eyes I used for this project are some safety eyes @gozer sent along as extras in a swap we did earlier this year. They are perfect. Thank you, gozer, for sending the eyes!
Edited to add:
I made a second bear! I have named them Mistletoe and Holly