This project/pattern of my own design started out as a tiny stuffed toy for my daughter's chihuahua and evolved into a little bit of folk art. The version you see here uses feltable wool yarn and size 8 to 9 US knitting needles. The cat fur pattern was needle felted using bits of yarn for a pet-able texture. A surprising feature are the whiskers made with stainless steel and silk yarn from Habu Textiles. They really hold their shape.