This is a pattern I designed back in 2008, and made many dolls from. In fact, my flickr Avatar is a doll from this pattern. Anyway, one of my flickr friends wanted to make this doll, with cat ears, for her grandkids and their friends, so I'm putting the pattern up here for her and anyone else who is interested. It has been a while since I've made a doll from this pattern, so the pattern may not be perfect. It does include instructions for Human, Cat, and Bear ears, and there are some pictures on my flickr site of dolls made up with these.
Like most Amigurumi, this doll is very simple to make, consisting of single crochet in worsted weight yarn. The pattern calls for 'soft' yarns, but any worsted acrylic will work. My problem with most 'soft' yarns is that they split and can be a pain to crochet. These dolls are about 10 inches tall, I think. Unfortunately I don't have any of them anymore; they have all found homes :-)
One of the nice things is that the clothing patterns are also made from worsted yarn, so they make up fast, and they are simple.
Here are the links to the patterns, which can also be found on the left sidebar under Basic Amigurumi Doll:
Basic Doll: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/Basic_Crochet_Doll.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
Basic Aran Sweater: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/Basic_Crochet_Doll_AranSweater.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
Basic Jeans: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/Basic_Crochet_Doll_Jeans.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
Basic Skirt: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/Basic_Crochet_Doll_Skirt.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
Basic Cardigan Sweater: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/Basic_Crochet_Doll_Sweater.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
Basic Tank Top: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/Basic_Crochet_Doll_Tank_Top.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
Becky, I hope you enjoy making the dolls :-)