I was convinced that I had no yellow fabric, that there was nothing the right shade for a doll body, that making the hat would be difficult. I opened the drawers of my stash and there, sitting right on top, was the exact shade of yellow I needed for the robe, a paler piece for the hooded tabard, and some peach linen just right for the body. The next drawer held brown leather for belt, boots, and the hat trim, and a piece of chamois that when wetted, shaped, and dried formed the hat perfectly. It was easy and fun, and I didn't have to make any trips to the fabric shop to buy anything! Dave made the sword, and in a final bit of inspiration, I added a squeaker so that Perf would utter a frightened "Eeep!" when squeezed.
I think he turned out rather well, and when Christian posted this pic of Facebook, we learned that 58 other people liked it too!
Here they are together, for a side-by-side comparison. If you took Wee Perf's hat off, you'd see he has the same scruffy hair as his larger human counterpart.
Awwwwwwww... I know, right? Too cute!