Oops! I forgot to update you on the lion hat. I'm still planning to make it, and I've been doodling around (is that what you call it when you start and stop and start and stop a project--'cause it's not really "swatching"?) with different ideas for how to get the "jaws" to look right. I think I've figured out that I can put increases on both sides near the ears to make it "bend" down somewhat, but not too much.
I started out using the gold lion color without any ribbing, but I think I need to undo that and do about two rows of white ribbing for teeth--and to keep the stockinette stitch from rolling (of course). After I'm done, I think I will go back and add pointy crocheted teeth to this ribbing!
If you have a link for the crocheted hat, please post it (but don't look it up again if you don't already have it--you have other, more important things to do). I'm looking at all the lion (and shark) hats I can find to get ideas.
The bunny ears are coming along nicely. I just got some more yarn this morning, so perhaps I can finish them up this week. Thanks for asking!