I made the elephant for my niece's first birthday, and I used a pattern out of Sarah Keen's totally adorable book, Knitted Wild Animals. (Book photo courtesy of Amazon.)
I thought the hardest part of the project was sewing all the pieces together while keeping them symmetrical. Luckily, I think I succeeded.
I think the birthday girl liked it too. Here she is opening her presents at her Minnie Mouse themed party:
Happy birthday, Elizabeth!