Step 3: The first bends.
Take one of the coat hangers an measure the total length.
Mark the hanger at the half-way point.
from there measure 1.5 inches (two or so more inches might be better)on either side of the half way point and mark them.
Make your first two bends on the two outside points. like the picture.
I made this one 4 inches wide (original was 3 inches wide).