Why not wrap your neck in a long-bodied cat?
Soft and thick fabric is good.
This is 160 centimeter length.
You will make one in any length.
Embroider the eyes, nose and whiskers.
Sew up except the opening. (Head 5 centimeters and body 10 cm.)
Turn inside out.
Close the opening with ladder stitch.
Stitch the toe with woolen yarn.
The tail is a circle of 12 cm dia.
Pull the thread.
Sew the tail and head to the body.
Sew 1 cm inside from the face line.
This is white and black cat.
The eyes and nose are applique of felt.
Attach Velcro to a short scarf.