Little owls. I actually made the first few for my fabulous mum and sent them to her. She has a bit of an owl fascination.
this pattern. It was my first experience doing a stitch other than a single crochet into a single crochet. The base of these owls requires that you single crochet into the back loop only (BLO). It confused the hell out of me until I worked out that I just had to put the hook through one loop of the single crochet. I think I even had to look it up.