I finally finished this sock monkey late last night. It feels like I have been working on him forever. He started out as a present for Cece's newest baby cousin, but I decided he was so big that he needed to stay with us. He is as tall as Cece. Ellie quickly claimed him and snuggles him every night in her bed. I revisited the instructions on the blog to see where I went wrong, because it didn't seem like he should be so big. I realized that I had not printed off the top portion of the instructions, but had in my head that I was supposed to use a 3.25 mm hook. The instructions call for a 2.5 mm hook and baby weight yarn (I used worsted weight). He turned out much bigger than he was supposed to.
pattern found at http://www.craftpassion.com/monkey-amigurumi/2/