I know this would have made much more sense with Applejack (Appletini from the Bridle Gossip ep) but 1) I found this challenge late and didn't have time to split the worsted weight yarn that is her color and 2) Rarity is best pony. She's a crafter like us!
I made this pattern up a year ago for my goddaughter who wanted a Pinkie Pie for her birthday. It's been tweaked a couple times, but I was getting bored with it. Mini-fying the pattern was just the right challenge to make me pick it up again!
Here she is - coming in at just barely under the 4" limit - Mini Rarity!
And my cat, trying to decide if she'd be as fun to play with as the sparkle ball