Pattern; Blue eyes - Usahana , in 「ハローキティとサンリオキャラクターの はじめよう！かんたんあみぐるみ」
Yarn; Hamanaka Wanpaku Denis in 8 different colors (15g most - what to do with leftovers?)
Hook; JP 5/0, bamboo
The biggest challenge about this project is, making up my mind to get all the colors of same yarn. Since I am in Japan, and the pattern calls for Japanese yarn, finding the exact yarn is not a problem. It's the cost. One ball costs about 400 yen. Although I had one color from different project, 7 balls × 400 = 2,800 yen, means this doll costs almost $30.
After all, I couldn't resist to see my daughter's smile. I am so happy now, seeing how delighted she got her.
FYI, white with blue polka dot skirt she is wearing was sewn by her Grandma (my mom in law). She sews, I knit and crochet. Never crush into each other.
For the leftovers, I am thinking of making this Totoro doll with the blue (used for right ear and eyes), and white from the pink and white hat. (Yes, the pink for the doll and the hat is the same color. No, I had to buy a new ball, because I had used up the leftover making a small small Tawashi and needed more for the doll anyway.) I am having THAT feeling, yes. That feeling I, am going, to need, to buy another ball of those two colors because I run out of yarn in the last row.