Stormyz's made some of these last year and I wanted to make some of these little guys for myself and the church craft group. I had fun with the hat placements it gave each one a little characture of it's own.
I used Crochetsal's pattern for Pet Rock People to start with. The pattern can be found on her website http://www.crochetsal.com/ give it a look, she has some real cuties.
I thought ILTY - Ivory Tweed for the body would give it a neat mottled effect. I didn't have a good orange for the hair but this fuzzy dark amber yarn created the look of hair that I wanted.
Of course you have to have a basketful of potatoes... right? Lol
May the Luck of the Irish be with you this day and thruout the year.