The hat that inspired a host of imitators, the Vík Prjónsdottír classic Beardcap is knitted from 100% Icelandic wool and comes in two styles: The Farmer and The Gentleman.


The story

Striding through heavy snowstorms, from shed to shed, farm to farm, in older times the Icelandic farmer relied on wool for protection and warmth. The 'lamb shed-hood' was a woolen cap that covered the head and neck, while leaving a small opening for the face, making it both practical and comfortable. The perfect protection against the harshest of climates.

With its new take on this traditional cap, the Beardcap gives a bearded nod to the independence of the Icelandic farmer. And to gentlemen everywhere.

About the product

First produced in 2005, the Vík Prjónsdottír Beardcap has continued to keep heads warm in the spirit of farmers of the past. Knitted from 100% Icelandic wool, this creative take on traditional Icelandic farm headwear brings out the farmer and the gentleman in all who wear it. Natural wool draws moisture away from the body, keeping your temperature regular, while the unique combination of fibres make the surface water-repellant. As with all Vík Prjónsdóttír designs, the Bearcap is the product of a design and production process based on working closely with traditional Icelandic knitwear factories and producers.

The material

Icelandic sheep have evolved over more than 1,000 years in complete isolation, influenced only by the harsh climate and rugged landscape. This has helped to create a wool with a unique combination of fibres, unlike any other in the world.

The soft, fine inner fibres provide insulation and are strongly resistant to the cold. Meanwhile, the tough outer fibres are long and glossy, making them water resistant.

So: hardy, lightweight, warm and water-repellant. And, as the sheep's fleece grows every year as they graze in nature, this is a truly renewable resource.

Press - Exhibitions

The Beardcap was in the theatre as a part of The Reykjavík Art Festival 2012. Special editions of The Beardcap were made for The Club members. The Club is a collaboration between the creative fields; with a dancer, three actors, a musician and a visual artist. The members are; Björn Borko Kristjánsson, Björn Thors, Gunnlaugur Egilsson, Huginn Þór Arason, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson and Ólafur Egill Egilsson.

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