Just like you said... You are new to locks. They are babies. Mature locks take, on average, a year to form. Nothing you do will make them form over night. Baby locks need to have between 1-3 inches of straight hair at the roots. This straight hair will allow new growth to snag and get tangled into the lock. As they mature the roots will tighten to between 1/4 - 1 inch.
The frizzies need to be there as well. Dreadlocks are mad of tangled knotted hair. If your hair was straight, it wouldn't knot. Those fuzzies get tangled with other fuzzies and create knots. Those knots get tangled with other fuzzies and create new knots. This process goes on and on until a lock forms.
Washing 2-3 times a week helps knots form.
Don't towel try. If you have to use a towel because it's cold out, just pat your head. DON'T rub your head. That will only undo knots.
Everyone has a fuzzy phase. Check out my pics of my playing with bubbles. That was me about a year into my journey.