I used to knit a lot of these little toys years ago
but have not used the pattern for a very long time.
Jean Greenhowe patterns are easy to follow and adapatable for many occasions - the little elephant comes as a boy or girl, sailor or bedtime version.
Small enough to knit in a couple of hours and the right size for little hands!
The pattern is by Jean Greenhowe and is featured in her Knitted Animals Booklet