For Christmas Preethi and I made these monkeys for our niece (Molly). The pattern was made, and is freely available, by an obviously awesome woman Larissa and are called Molly Monkey patterns. Actually Preethi, who is an awesome crafter, improvised on the male monkey.
For the girl one that I made, here are the pieces that eventually became Susie Monkey.
You can check out other members of the Molly Monkey family on their Flickr site!
Oh and btw here is my cute niece with her monkeys: