On the campaign trail an individuals preference for weaponry, webbing and clothing prevailed above military issue. Found, captured and confiscated, stuff sent from home, it was all completely normal at the front. Looking at any period war movie and you’ll see it.
We often forget about these nuances but the reality was it was more common than not and fortunately this authenticity plays right into the Papa Nui ethos. At the Atoll HQ we look at these things for inspiration and take note of the details that stand apart from the general issue, we’re not about fitting in… we want to be the out crowd, it’s what makes us different.
Recently we knitted up some WWII watch caps in an array of beautiful colors chosen for the way they sit back with the faded tones of field-worn utilities and inspired partly by nurses in the South Pacific. The selected hues are colors to offset your Combat Greens, the combinations original and sublime.
Now we have a fresh batch of these hand knits. Using patterns taken from Wartime vintage American Red Cross pattern books, our watch caps are handcrafted by Papa x Giggles and embody all the love, hope and prayer for safe passage that the originals did when sent abroad 80 years ago.
This supply represents 5 months worth of work and they’re ready to drop now, perfectly timed for the Autumns turn and the preparation for the winter ahead. Get the jump on the cold and get the color on your head.
-Completely Hand crafted.
-100% wool Peruvian worsted.
-WWII Red Cross pattern.
-1930’s Donor tinny badge.
-1940’s Cincinnati Red Cross Chapter patch sewn at customer’s request, please let us know.
-Authentic single fold length to fit under helmet.