Beard Cap

Craft & Design Yarncraft


Vik Prjónsdóttir, an Icelandic design group, makes interesting fiber products from Icelandic wool, including these Beard Caps:

The beard caps refer to a traditional cap called “lambshed-hood” which was used in Iceland by farmers who in heavy snowstorms had to walk long distances between their sheds and to the neigboring farms. The cap covered both head and neck and had only a small opening for the face.

The addition of the mustache takes the cake for me. I can see it being practical for keeping your hot, warm nose exhalations from chapping your lips. That is, if you don’t have a real mustache. Regardless, if you’re lucky enough to live in a climate where this is practical, I highly recommend getting/making one of these and posting lots of pictures of it to the CRAFT Flickr pool, if only to make me jealous. – [via] Link.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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