A few weeks ago I came across this pattern. Mini Alien by Barbara Prime (Rav link). This little guy had B and I giggling and ooohing! I decided to make just one to tuck into the mittens for my niece for Christmas, but I can tell I'll be making more of these!
.Minny is just 1.75 inches tall and can hover easily as most aliens can! Although the pattern calls for DK weight wool, I used worsted and went up a needle size. Once I inserted the plastic safety eyes, I used pliers to snap half the post off as Minny's head is so tiny the posts were causing weird bumps and angles in the head.