Following my Cat in the Hat themed gifts for my sons teacher, I made a coaster out of a pattern I found but transformed it into Cat in the Hat colors...
(find my original post about these gifts here)
(originally found here, edited it a bit for my needs & wrote it in US terms)
Use a size E hook and size 4 worsted yarn in Red, White, & Blue (I found Simply Soft Caron's Blue Mint to be the best Seuss-ish color); and pull stitches TIGHT.
Chain 5, join to form circle
Round 1 (in Red): Chain 3 (counts as DC here and throughout), 11 DC 11 into loop, join (12 DC)
Round 2 (in White): Chain 3, DC into same stitch, 2 DC in each around, join (24 DC)
Round 3 (in Red): Chain 3, (2 DC in next, DC in next) repeat around, join (36 DC)
Round 4 (in White): Chain 3, DC in next, 2 DC in next, (DC in next 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join (48 DC)
Round 5 (in Red): Chain 3, DC in next 2, 2 DC in next, (DC in next 3, 2 TC in next) repeat around, join (60 DC)
Round 6 (in Blue): Chain 1, SC in each around (60 SC)
******Credit is given where due, I don't claim any patterns to be mine that are not*****