The Bearded Cap by Vík Prjónsdóttir

The Bearded Cap by Vík Prjónsdóttir

On the plane ride over I was reading the newest issue of Dwell, saw this, and was so very sad that I was on a plane and wouldn’t be able to post about it till later. I mean, how amazing is this Beard Cap? I would love to have one of those, especially being here in Boston. It’s made of wool and comes in 3 different colors and styles. I love that it covers almost your entire head, it looks sooooo warm.

It’s made by a design group called Vík Prjónsdóttir who work in Iceland and think of all sorts of ingenious ways of keeping people warm, like blankets made for two and “robes” shaped like seal pelts. Lots of weird, but fun, projects.

Update: Herman over at Doodybrain got in touch with Scandinavian Grace in Brooklyn and found out that they do carry these caps. They go for $135 a piece, and come in two different styles, long and short beard, and 4 different colors. Call or e-mail the store if you want to get one!


50 Comments The Bearded Cap by Vík Prjónsdóttir

  1. swissmiss November 19, 2007 at 2:40 PM

    I am completely in love with this. Your post officially made my day. YAY!

  2. Megan November 19, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    It hurts me that I can’t buy this!

  3. Bobby S. November 19, 2007 at 6:47 PM

    Tina: I’m glad it could make you so happy! haha… I couldn’t wait to get off the plane to post it!

    Megan: I think you can get it somewhere in Brooklyn, so make friends with someone who lives there!

  4. rena November 19, 2007 at 9:05 PM

    looks like something my friends at the Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco carry in their store…

  5. bundlesomething November 20, 2007 at 1:51 PM

    looks like ukon cornelious from the old claymation christmas rudolf movie – nice

  6. Bobby S. November 20, 2007 at 2:21 PM

    He totally does look like Yukon!
    Maybe that’s why I loved it so much?

  7. Van November 20, 2007 at 2:49 PM

    Wow! I live in California, and probably have no need for it, but I plan on buying one anyway!!!

  8. pixleshifter November 20, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    I’m sure lots of you have Grannies or someone who knows how to knit. It could be done in your own design too. Brilliant idea this cap.

  9. M-H November 21, 2007 at 1:27 PM

    Grannies? Who you callin’ grannies? Don’t you know about the hundreds of thousands of knitting blogs in the world? About the 30,000+ people already in the new online knit and crochet community, Ravelry? Sheesh! I read about this on a knitting blog.

  10. plumb'd up November 22, 2007 at 6:04 AM

    I say …. very Steam punk…… what what ….

  11. bud November 22, 2007 at 9:50 AM

    damn, that’s cool.

    but $135? fuggedaboutit!

  12. Oz November 22, 2007 at 7:18 PM

    I love the beard cap but I wouldn’t be insane enough to pay $135 for this! maybe I’ll just trim my back hair and glue it to my face….

  13. zack November 23, 2007 at 11:40 AM

    That’s one toasty looking lego viking

  14. Adam November 23, 2007 at 10:21 PM

    I love it. I am so buying one.

  15. Laura November 25, 2007 at 4:20 PM

    This rocks!!!

  16. alexandra November 26, 2007 at 10:33 AM

    what a fab idea! :)
    this is perfect for our Canadian winters….
    cheers to you, and happy holidays.


  17. E to the M November 26, 2007 at 10:02 PM

    I know so many knitters that will reverse engineer this hat. The boards over at Ravelry on on fire.

  18. the hood internet November 28, 2007 at 2:41 PM

    holy shit, this is the best thing i’ve ever seen

  19. tregs November 29, 2007 at 11:20 AM

    I hate hats.
    and a picky opinionated designer.

    Simply Brilliant.
    * Yukon Cornelius is a hero of mine

    too $$$

  20. roxy November 29, 2007 at 10:59 PM

    Needs a Fu Manchu stache ;)

    This is so fantastic, I haven’t stopped laughing.
    I looked at the Vik site too – they havea blanket wrap called a Sealpelt too – equally amusing.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. ryan December 4, 2007 at 11:19 PM

    The color, I love the color.

  23. Sarah December 20, 2007 at 11:21 AM

    Is there a knit pattern available for this? I looked on Ravelry and couldn’t find one. My brother would love this, and if I could knit it (I’m no way a Grannie, I’m 33) that be even better.

  24. bhaktapurgirl December 21, 2007 at 5:58 AM

    nice cap nice design

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  26. Sharon Zink January 2, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    I think this hat is crocheted, not knitted. It looks that way to me. You could make it for less than $10, I would think.

  27. Carla January 12, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    I think this cap is the greatest thing, I love it

  28. Sharon January 17, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    That is a neat hat. Don’t know if I would pay $135 though. I’m a knitter and could probably make one myself.

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  30. lauren February 26, 2008 at 8:48 AM

    I love it. I am so buying one.

  31. curiobot March 10, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    We’re wondering if it was inspired by this from COM-PA-NY:


  32. mitub April 15, 2008 at 5:33 AM

    weird creation, who would wear that ?

  33. tuvie April 15, 2008 at 5:34 AM

    don’t you think it is too expensive with $135 as its price tag?

  34. e-okul April 18, 2008 at 11:36 PM


    holy shit, this is the best thing i’ve ever seen

    thanks you. beatiful blog.

  35. autocar April 25, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    I am completely like it.

  36. Andy April 29, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    great design …i like it..fantastic

  37. james bucknall August 29, 2008 at 9:07 AM

    Hi guys, got the link for these bearded caps and was wondering on price and availability. Would like three in various colours. Let me know



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  39. James December 30, 2008 at 7:33 AM

    Dammit! I was in New York two weeks ago! Whyyyyy!?!?!

    (I live in Europe, btw, in case you didn’t get the impact)

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  41. connie April 21, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    i ned to find a way to buy this. :(

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  43. future gadgets July 20, 2009 at 12:21 AM

    haha, that would be funny to wear to a halloween party or something :D

  44. nzfin June 27, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Try going to it’s a NZ company and the beardaclavas retail for NZ$35 (about US$25) hope this helps.

  45. Jordan August 2, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    Wow! I live in California, and probably have no need for it, but I plan on buying one anyway!!!

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  47. Van Holden February 28, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Wow, I bet everyone will look at you when you wear this cap.

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