I made it like this: http://grandrevivaldesign.typepad.com/ballpattern1000.pdf
And this is what I imagined in my head it might look like: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=1794
As you can see a little in the pictures, but definitely in real life, it’s going to take another try (or seven) to make it actually round. You can see to the left side of the second picture that it actually appears to have ears. Perhaps I should embroider a cat face on it.
But as a nice aside, I chose to put a jingle bell inside to make it more exciting for the littlest one. I found, in one of my craft drawers, a bag of jingle bells that my mom had labeled “keep these for crafts.” She knew!