You'll recall that I inserted a little bear on the back between the shoulders, after several starts. I think it came out okay. I have a feeling that it will look cuter when it's actually being worn. I'm happy that you can instantly tell that's it's a bear. The key is to keep it simple.
Let me know if you're interested in the little bear pattern and I'll be happy to post it. That is, if I can remember which one I finally ended up using!this hat. I wanted my ears a little chunkier, so I didn't follow her directions for making the ears. I like that method of picking up the stitches as you don't have to sew the ears to the hat. I've used it before in other projects. Anything that saves sewing is always good, in my opinion! If I knit another one though, I think I might omit the top purled rows.