Crocheted Ear Savers
A band to be worn with Surgical Masks to stop ears getting sore.
5” x 2″ or 12cm x 5.5cm
EDIT: I have seen photos of them in use, and the nurse who I made them for says they are just the right length for her.
Ch chain dc double crochet
These can be made in any yarn that can be washed at 60 degrees in a washing machine.
Stylecraft Special DK says 40 degrees on the label, but I made a blanket for my Mum out of SSDK, she is in a Care Home. The blanket has been washed many times at 60 degrees, and although the yarn has become thinner and less fluffy, it is holding up well 4 years later.
I used oddments of Stylecraft Special DK: Matador, Turquoise, Fiesta and Sunshine.
Approximately 4gms for each band.
Hook : 4.5mm
2 buttons, 1″ diameter
Ch14 for the foundation chain.
Dc in the third ch from the hook
work 10 more dcs into the sts of the foundation chain.
Work 7 dcs into the last st to form the rounded end
10 dcs into the loops at the base of the foundation chain.
Work 2 dcs into the last loop
Picking up two loops at the end, work 3 dcs into these loops.
Join with a slip st. into the stitch indicated by the needle
Ch2, work dc into the same st.
2 dcs into each of the next 7sts
2dcs into the next 6 sts. Join with a slip st.
Alternatively add another colour
Ch 1, crab st around. After the last st, cut the thread, pull through and sew in to join.
Sew in the ends and sew buttons on.
A great little project for using up some of my stash.
I have made these for the daughter of a friend of mine who is a nurse in our local hospital. When I asked her what colour she would like she said ‘oh anything bright’.
I hope these hit the spot!