I saw this pattern by Linda Smith and had to make it for my nephew. However I could not find the Patons Fairytale velvet, plus it just didn't look quite like wool to me. So I went with the Melody quick and cozy, I wanted the entire thing to be able to be washed and withstand a 2 1/2 year old at play.
Well because I used a bulkier yarn I had to modify the pattern, the original consists of four pages. Page two I replaced and added the rest of the head modification from page four.