My mom and I made a pair of gnomes this afternoon. Each gnome uses 3 pairs of socks. We followed a video on YouTube (https://youtu.be/JHsEhzaHfrY). In the video, she used rice to fill it, but we used poly pellets and a bit of fiberfill. We used cotton balls to stuff the hat, which made them a bit lumpy, but I think it adds to their charm!
I need to trim the ribbon on the “bow” on mine (the one on the left) but I need some fray check and didn’t have it on hand.