Is this what you mean?
looking like this?
This is the picture of the little doll I made for my niece. I just copied a doll I had gotten when I was little. I did not have a pattern, but I intend to write one down. If this is the doll you mean, I might get it done quickly.
Basics for now:
you knit a straight piece, casting on in the color of the pants. I did 30 stitches in sock yarn quality.
I knit about 30 rows in stochinette, back and forth. Then changed to shirt color. My number of rows I would guess was 16 or so, I would need to check.
Then I switched to face color, yes, still 30 stitches wide.
then I switched to hat color, changing to reverse stochinette.
I reduced my number of stitches in the last few rows drastically, but you do not have to do that. bind off.
What you have is a cloth that looks like nothing.
Now you fold it with the sides together and sew up the sides from feet to hat.
Now you fold that tube so that seam is in the middle back and close the hat (just pulled together by yarn) and sew the feet straight together.
Before you close it all the way you stuff it, but not too much.
Now you take a pointy yarn needle and sew a seam up where the division of the legs is. Until where the legs end. (not all the way up the pants, of course).
Then you sew little seams where the arms ly
each time you make sure to squish enough stuffing into the parts.
Tie a piece of yarn around the neck (or weave it around hidden) to make the neck.
Embroider the face.
Give to a loving child for fun. And for banging around hard, since they can hold onto it easily and WILL bang it around.