So, today we had Crack (our smallest cat, he's about five months old) inside, happily playing with my yarn. Silly kitty. The idea for a batty-ball came to me, so I whipped one up. It's really easy, quick, and I know a lot of crocheters have cats, so here's how I did it.
Materials: J hook
a scrap of worsted weight yarn, no more than two yards (I grabbed some Red Heart Super Saver)
Rnd 1.- Ch 3, 8 dc in the third ch from hk, join with a slst to form ring
Rnd 2.- Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join with a slst to top of ch 3
Rnd 3.- repeat Rnd 2
Finishing- Tunisian style finishing here, but it's not hard. Simply insert hook, yo, draw a loop through, and keep doing that into as many st as you can (I managed 6). After you get as many loops on the hook as you can, yo and draw through each loop on your hook. Fasten off, but do not cut off the tail. (That's what makes it dangly.) Enjoy!