Design by Bev Galeskas
Baby bears are quick to knit and fun to felt. Each bear will be an individual and, since personality is developed during felting and finishing, it is suggested that you wait until then to name them.
Bears made in DK or worsted weight yarn will measure from 7 to 12 inches (18 to 30 cm) tall. Since bears are happy at any size, other weights of yarn may be substituted.
Solid color bear: 200 yds (183m) of worsted weight
Pajama Bear: 130 yds (119m) for pajamas and 70 yds (64m) of bear color
Hat: 60 yds (55m)
Choose a yarn that will felt easily and firmly
Bleached white yarns do not felt and many off white wools do not felt well, if at all. Be sure to check that your yarn choice will felt before purchasing!
US size 10 or 10.5 (6 or 6.5 mm) straight needles for bear; 16″ (40cm) circular and a set of double pointed needles for hat
Description courtesy of Fiber Trends