After getting several emails and comments on this layout, I thought I'd show a little tuitorial on how to make the yarn covered hangers I made as a child. You can see another tuitorial here.
I used two different colored yarns (you could easily use the same color for a solid colored hanger.) You'll want to make sure you have yarn balls and not full skein. Obtain a few wired hangers from your local dry cleaner (mine gave me several), and duct tape two together.
Starting on the tip of the hook, tie a knot and begin looping one of the yarn balls under the wire, making sure to come up through the "hole" you create with your hand, and pull tightly. In the above hanger, I repeated this process 5 times before changing colors.
When you do this, it is easiest to hold the product still by pinching it between your knees. I kept the dark colored yarn to my left, and the lighter blue yarn to my right at all times.
When you get to the neck of the hanger, branch off and go around the hanger. You will finish up back at the neck area, where you can easily tie it off.
Here is a photo of some of the hangers I made as a child:
They are about 30 years old, and haved served me and my family and our clothing well. They don't allow creases in your pants, and they grip a slippery blouse perfectly.
And I totally had a "hopeless chest"--I pinky swear (just ask my bff Kristin.) :)