During this dire situation of pandemic COVID-19 where wearing a mask to protect yourself is a necessity.
A mask mate or an ear saver is an accessory that can be used with a face mask to prevent sore ears. Prolonged use of a face mask with elastic bands that go over the ears can make the ears very sore. There are a lot of health care workers, law enforcement officers, supermarket workers etc who could benefit from using these mask mates because they have to wear such masks on a daily basis for long hours. These mask mates are made up of cotton wool. These are washable and reusable. They require a small amount of yarn and 2 buttons and are really quick to make!
Note: Just make sure you wash them with proper sanitation.
Thread: cotton wool
Size: 4 inches (approx)
Button size: 1 inch
Let’s start the pattern:
Materials you will need:
- Yarn or wool
- crochet needle 2.5 mm
- 2 Buttons
Mask mate pattern:
- Stitch 27 Chains.
Note: You chain to the length you desire and then add two more chains. I use thin yarn and 2.5 mm needle so its 27 stitches. sizes may change accordingly.
- Stitch 3 rows of Treble crochet stitch. As you use 2 chains for the stitch, you have to make 25 treble crochet stitches in each row.
- End the work using needle from both the ends.
- Using thread, sew one button at each end, almost touching the edge. Make sure to sew buttons very securely.
Here’s the tutorial video:
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Thank you so much for your interest in this pattern! I hope you loved making this mask mate as they are very useful and ear saver when you have to wear masks for longs period of times.