by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)
What you need
1 ball double
Knitting yarn (8 ply)
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 center 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 center 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.
Use a feather wool for a lovely soft feather look hanger.