An Aberdeenshire woman is crocheting ear protectors for those who need them in her local community.
Patsy Jardine from Inverurie has already made 45 crocheted ear protectors – to stop the elastic from facemasks cutting or rubbing on people’s ears – for her local area and is now on to her next batch of 30.
The 70-year old, who has been crocheting for around 50 years, was inspired by a post she saw online with someone “doing the same thing down south”.
She decided to offer her skills and see what she could do to help others in her area.
Mrs Jardine said: “I posted on an Inverurie residents site to see if anyone might need them and it took off from there. I started on Friday and I can make around 10 or 12 ear protectors in an evening and I don’t charge anything for them.
“With the elastic in face masks, it can be really sore for those having to wear them for long periods of time.”
Mrs Jardine, who “has been chained to the crochet hook” for days now, is appealing for more buttons.
She said: “For the ear protectors I need big buttons for the elastic to hook round and my supply is running low. I can order them but it will take a while for them to be delivered.”