Done! Just in time to be gifted to one lucky little girl for her birthday on Monday! I ended up using buttons for eyes--I actually stacked two buttons on top of each other to get this "eye" effect. The bottom layer is a pearly white flat, two hole button. The top layer is a shiny black button with a flat shank in the back. I am sooo happy with how this turned out! The ears are my favorite part--they look so realistic and add so much character! The pattern instructs you to attach them almost folded in half, making a triangle shape with your attachment (instead of a straight, flat seam). I think that definitely was the key to their great shape.
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Wool (1.5 skeins of Thistle and 50 yards of Pastels)