I wish I could convey to you how big this ball is. I made this at Christmas for a six month old E-man and it was easily as big as him. My family loved this ball so much I wasn't sure I would ever get it wrapped for the little guy.
I used THIS potholder pattern and scrap yarn and it took so much less time to make than I anticipated. It probably helped that I had very few ends to weave in. The fiberfill made it really dense and heavy, but in an easy-to-play with way. Even Hubble wouldn't put it down. In fact, we mostly just carried it under one arm around the house and would occasionally toss it at an unsuspecting victim.
I also tried it out as a wizarding helmet just to test its magical capacity. Mooches.