Product Description:A Tomte, Nisse or Tomtenisse (Sweden), Nisse (Norway and Denmark) or Tonttu (Finland) is a mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore which is typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. It is generally described as being no taller than three feet, having a long white beard, and wearing a conical or knit cap in red or some other bright color. They often have an appearance similar to a garden gnome and are believed to guard your home and family, protecting them from misfortune, particularly at night, when everyone is asleep. If you take good care of a Tomte, he will protect you and watch over your family! This pattern makes a doll that is approximately 11" tall from the feet to the top of the hat and approximately 7" tall when seated. It is suitable for an advanced beginner or someone that is comfortable working with small pieces in the round or has some amigurumi experience. It is written using standard US crochet terminology.