Sizing and Washing.
At Papa Nui we do more tests than Bikini Atoll and whilst we don't measure Isotopes and Gama Rays we do lots to ensure you get the best from your cap.
We offer two sizes Medium which will cover 57-58cm and Large 59-60cm, however if you need to customise your fit we follow these methods;
To stretch, cold water soak or wash, towel dry then place over knee to vigorously pull and rotate until desired sizing is achieved, normally 1-1.5cm. Wear until dry.
To shrink, sometimes a warm water soak is sufficient but if more shrinkage is desired observe the Papa's pot cap soup method. Boil cap for 5 minutes, towel dry and check size, if extra shrinkage is desired place in hot clothes dryer. Maximum shrinkage is usually 1- 1.5cm. These two care tips will allow you to achieve extra sizing options outside of the medium and large size offering.
Troy O’Shea x Papa Caps are all hand made and the recommendation for these is a pre soak in cold water and then shaped and molded to your head and worn till dry. This is the optimum method to ensure a perfect customised fit.
NOTE: caps with leather sweat bands need to be treated with extreme caution especially so if drying artificially.
Leather caps are best treated gently in warm water to soak until wet through. Towel dry for excess water. Place on head and with palms gently smooth till hat conforms to contours of your head. Wear in full sun to dry.