Beard Cap


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.