Really do flock together! I crocheted these this week for my dd to play with. All of her toys seem to have some type of plastic somewhere on them and when she plays she tends to get really excited. I thought these would hurt a lot less when she hits herself in the head with them! I based these birds off of Hannah's pattern but as you can see I made each one a little different. Her pattern is wondeful; It is super easy to follow, they work up really quickly and the result is obviously adorable. Dh had to stop me from making an entire flock!
I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby and embroidered the eyes and beak on so there wouldn't be any potential hazard to the baby. Then I stuffed them with fiberfill and inserted a small rattle into each one to keep them entertaining. After all, I have never seen a quiet bird. DD loves to throw them around (birds need to fly right?) and I love that she has a safe, soft toy that was made right here in the USA.