The mochimochi snowman was super cute, but man - it was kind of a pain to work with. Very fiddly at least in the beginning.
I found a couple of free Ravelry patterns and these aren't as tiny, but are still seriously cute.
First my snowman: Rav link - Snowman Ornament
He's about 3" tall and uses leftover scraps. I used a little of my initial homespun yarn (very poorly done) - which is a great use for it since I won't ever turn it into something I can use.
Next my angel: Rav link - Quick and Easy Ornament
Also right about 3" tall and using left over scraps along with a little gold crochet thread. Also using a little handspun wool for stuffing for the head.
Per "a" he likes the snowman best, so I plan on making about six of them for him to take to school and hand out to his teachers, aids, and the nurse. Then I will make five more for myself and my immediate members of my family. It's a family tradition that's 25 years old this year to make home-made ornaments and share them with loved ones.
I figure now that I have the pattern sorted and the idea, I'll probably work on them a bit assembly style. Hope to have the first six done before too long so he can get them distributed.