Coat Hanger Cover
1 ball double
knitting yarn (8ply)
A wooden coathanger
A piece of very thin foam
4mm. (No. 8) needles
needle and thread
1 mtr of ribbon
First cover the hanger with a thin
layer of foam or toy sheet wadding
This makes the edges nice and soft.
Mark the centre of the
piece of foam and push the hook of the
hanger through this point. Push the
foam down the hook so that it lies
along the top edge of the hanger.
Thread the needle with double cotton. Draw both edges of the foam over the hanger and sew them together along the bottom edge and then at the ends.
Trim the foam if you need to so that the edges just meet try not to overlap the foam as this makes it too bulky.
Cast on 16 stitches
Knit 10 rows then measure it against the hanger to see if it is wide enough.
Carry on knitting until the strip is long enough to cover the hanger without stretching. When you are certain that it is long enough, cast off.
Mark the centre of the knitted strip
and slip it gently over the hook.
Before you sew it in place, cover the hook with ribbon by wrapping it around the hook and working down. secure with a few stitches at the bottom or strong craft glue.
using a wool needle and the same yarn you used for the knitting. Sew the ends together as neatly as possible.
This pattern is so simple that with practice you can start making some variations, such as stripes by changing the color every few rows.
Use a feather wool for a lovely soft feather look hanger..
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.