When creating outfits for my grandchildren, I like to go the extra mile. I also like to use up as much yarn as possible as I don’t like leftover yarn. You will have noticed by now that I usually add a beanie but this time I decided to add a matching coat hanger as well. I got the idea from Patons Book 1268 “The Big Book of Small Projects 2” which has coat hanger covers on page 28.
Those hangers were sized for adult 39cm padded hangers and my wooden children’s hangers are 31cm. I have included the pattern below, it is extremely simple, if your hangers are longer just add 2-3 stitches per centimetre. Once you have made one you can easily modify the stitch pattern to taste.
This pattern is also available as a free Ravelry download here.
Moss Stitch Children’s Coat Hanger
Using 8ply yarn and 4mm needles cast on 58 sts.
Knit 22 rows in Irish Moss Stitch (also known as Double Moss Stitch) as follows.
Row 1: (K1, P1), to end.
Row 2: (P1, K1), to end.
Row 3: (P1, K1), to end.
Row 4: (K1, P1), to end
Repeat rows 1- 4 four more times and then rows 1 and 2.
Cast off in rib. (or add an optional hanging frill as below)
Remove the coat hanger hook if it is not already separate. Pad the wooden hanger by covering in quilt wadding and loosely sewing in place. Pint the knitted cover in place with the seam on the underneath of the wood and sew together using matching yarn. Screw the hook back in place then wind the matching yarn tightly around the hook. Sew the ends in.
For the bow, cast on 25 stitches then cast off and sew ends in. Wrap this around the base of the hook and fold into a bow shape. Sew in place.