Moss Campion Cap

What have in common the Moss Campion delicate pink flowers that grow wild in the black desert of the Icelandic highlands, the Hollywood stars from the 50′s and the geothermal hot pools, so popular among Icelanders? To find out, read the design story behind this adorable cap crocheted by Kitschfríður. It won’t be as warm but just as cute worked in cotton!

Back to Issue 03 – Spring 2011


Moss Campion Cap Pattern*

3 €

The design story

About the designer

Kitschfríður  tells us about her inspiration:

“Outdoor swimming pools are very popular in Iceland and one could say there is a swimming pool culture in Iceland. I go there very often and when I lived abroad, going to the pool was probably what I missed the most from Iceland. Outdoor swimming pools with geothermal water are indeed special, more like spas than regular indoor pools.

the pool was probably what I missed the most from Iceland

As a textile designer, I always wondered in the pool why swimcaps always have to be so ugly! Old Hollywood movies and vintage swimsuits inspired this knitted children cap. So did the Campion moss that grow in the Icelandic highlands, like little swimcaps in the desert!


The designer

Sigríður Ásta Árnadóttir is an educated textile designer. She has been working for many years with recycling old clothes, dyeing and embellishing them. She sells her designs at Kirsuberjatréð, a little designer shop downtown Reykjavík and run since 1984 by a group af female designers and artists. Sigríður is known under the label Kitschfríður  - it’s very decorative and colourful, a bit kitsch! She also publishes knitting or crocheting patterns in between and children patterns are her favourite.



Wool, size & info

Size: one size

Cap knitted in Kambgarn is to fit a 2-4 years old kid, head circumference up to 48 cm but you can alter the size by changing crochet size and/or yarn.


Needles and notions: crochet nr 4 mm/ US; a button approx. 1 cm diameter.

Dark green cap: Kambgarn from ístex, 100% merino wool, 50g/skein, 50g = ca.150m: 1 skein for the main color; yarn leftovers for the flowers. Note that some of the colors featured have been discontinued.

Light green cap: Léttlopi from ístex,100% Icelandic wool, light spun, 50g/skein, 50g = ca.100m: shade 1406 1 skein; shade 1412 25g; shade 9428 10 g

Techniques: crochet

Pattern: once you've made your paiement, you will receive an email with a link to download the pattern PDF. We don't send patterns by snail mail.

Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern.