Tunisian Mask Mates / Ear Savers
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 who could benefit from using these mask mates because they have to wear such masks on a daily basis for long hours.
**1. They prevent ears from getting sore because of prolonged use of masks.****2. They help people with small heads because the mask fits better with them.****3. They are made of cotton so they can be washed in hot water and disinfected.****4. They need a tiny amount of yarn so they can be made out of scraps.**5. If you haven’t tried Tunisian crochet, this is a great pattern for beginners :)