Adding eyes & stuffing
Wooble-yeah – Fred's head is done! Before things get too unwieldy, add the eyes and stuffing.
⚠️ If you're going to give this to a child younger than 3 or to a pet, don't use safety eyes! Safety eyes aren’t safe. Confusing, I know. You can embroider eyes on instead.
If safety eyes are a go, then put them between rounds 6 & 7. There should be 16 stitches in between them across the front of the head (the side of the head that sticks out more.) The flat side of the backing should face the yarn. Watch the video below for a demo on how to count rounds and stitches, and put safety eyes in correctly:
Once you add the eyes, stuff Fred's head in layers: