A year or two ago, I was on a hunt for hedgehog things... I love these little guys. The Purl Bee has just posted a pattern to knit some and it's making me want to take up the needles again. I like the way the body is knitted in garter stitch and their little faces are cute. Here's the pattern: click here.
Here's another cute one (without ears but with feet) that was posted on Ravelry and the pattern is by Little Cotton Rabbits (another favorite pattern maker!): click here.
It is unfortunate that these little creatures do not live here in the United States... I would love to have one take up residence in my garden!