Well, actually it's George, Peppa's brother. I added some fairisle designs to his cheek, jacket and hat to help with floats a little. I also wrapped the edges with strands of the main color to keep it from separating. I used new cotton dishtowels for the lining. I find that making the lining after knitting the outside of the pillow makes for a perfect fit. I just placed the knit piece on top of the dishtowel and cut allowing for 1/2" seam. It's stuffed with polyester material that you get at any fabric store. The lining was sewn on the sewing machine; the outside seamed by hand.
Encouraged by the results, I did a sweater, also for my grandson.
The long floats on the pillow didn't matter, but for the sweater they were bothersome. So I bought some iron-on nylon stabilizer and affixed it to the back before sewing the sweater together. The advantage of this nylon stuff is that it stretches with the knit a little but keeps the floats in place.
You can kind of see on the left side where the interfacing was cut. It's just a little larger than the fairisle pattern. You can also see where I hung a few of the floats, but it got tiresome really fast, so I quit and opted for the interfacing. Yes, dbj would be another way to go, but alas I'm still not doing it.
Closeup of the design. Cute, eh? I love how George's nose goes off to the side, kind of like a child's drawing.
And finally, proof that it fits. Hard to get a picture of a constantly moving target!
If I were to make this again, I'd do a modified drop shoulder. The regular drop shoulder is too bulky for a little kid. I knew better, but sometimes the brain isn't engaged.