I have a new pattern on Ravelry - for crochet beads.
You can download it here.
I originally made the beads with my 4 1/2 year-old granddaughter in mind. I made them in white cotton, with the idea that she could colour each one as she pleased, using felt-tip pens.
The idea is to string them together on round, hat elastic, to make them safe for her to wear.
The beads could also be made into a bracelet, or the head of a teeny-tiny doll or angel, using a simple, gathered circle of pretty material or lace to form the dress.