The lovely Erin> from the yahoo group HPKnit has let me post the pattern for a pygmy puff here. It works just great!
Pygmy Puff Pattern!
Need pink or purple yarn, she used Berroco Plush, I used Bernat PingPong, and two strands of eyelash.
Three size "E" beads, two eye colour, one nose colour.
Sewing Thread + Needle
Size 4 (3.5mm) straight (or two dpn)
CO 9 stitches.
Row 1: Knit 6 stitches. Turn (leave 3)
Row 2: Knit 3 stitches. Turn (leave 3)
Row 3: Knit 5 stitches. Turn (leave 1)
Row 4: Knit 7 stitches. Turn (leave 1)
Row 5: Knit to end.
Row 6: Knit to end.
Repeat rows 1-6 five more times. Bind off, leaving a long tail. Use a
running stitch to close the top. Seam down the back and turn right-
side out. Stuff firmly with polyfill and close the bottom with
another running stitch. Add a face with beads. Weave all yarn ends
into the ball. Brush the yarn to bring up a "halo" if you like.
See hers at her blog, see mine here, on July 27 2005.