This sounds like lots of fun, and led to a fun beginner knitting project. I made three baby bunnies for him. Each is a little different, and I put three birth certificates in the package, so he can name the bunnies.
Perfect, they are not, but they are kind of cute.
Turned sidewise they look like fish with ears.
Each bunny is done in a different kind of stitch. In the picture above, you can see the detail of the stitching.
Left: Stockinette Stitch (aka stocking stitch). Center: Garter Stitch. Right: Seed Stitch.
Below: another detailed view of the knit stitches.
I had to have some fun with the bunnies before I sent them on their way to my grandson.
Ginger gets a Bunny Hug!
Ginger and the Bunnies
on a chair back.
Ginger and the Cuddly Bunnies.
Ice Cream Bunnies!
The original pattern is found in the book "Knitted Toy Tales: Irresistible characters for all ages" by Laura Long, published by David and Charles.
Mine don't look much like the originals,
which can be found on Amazon.com
I like them anyway.