Papa Nui Cap Sizing

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Papa Nui cap sizing is easy to get right and the sizes available are flexible enough to work with most head sizes.

Most Papa Nui Cap Co. products come in two sizes, Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm). The exception to this is watch caps and other knitted products, which come in one size and will generally work for everyone.

Getting Your Papa Nui Cap Sizing Right

Choosing the right size for your Papa Nui cap is simple. Take a measurement in centimetres around your head, about 1cm above your ears. The resulting number corresponds to the size you should choose.

If you’d like more in-depth information about measuring your cap size this article may help.

It’s also possible to fine tune the sizing of many Papa Nui caps by stretching or shrinking. Whether this is possible and exactly how much stretch/shrink you will be able to achieve depends on the materials used in the cap’s construction.

Each cap listed on our website contains detailed information about the fabric and how to care for it. If you are unsure, please get in touch and we can advise.

How to Stretch Your Papa Nui Cap

If it is possible to stretch your Papa Nui cap, here’s how to do it.

Soak the cap in cold water. Once soaked, put the cap over your knee and pull to stretch. Turn the cap after each pull to ensure an even stretch.

Once you’ve stretched your cap, leave it to dry naturally.

Using this method will result in up to 1cm of stretch in your cap.

How to Shrink Your Papa Nui Cap

If it is possible to shrink your Papa Nui cap, here’s how to do it.

Soak the cap in hot water and leave to dry. This will result in a small amount of shrinkage. For additional shrinkage, tumble dry the cap after soaking. This will result in shrinkage of up to 1cm.

Unsure? Ask us a question

If you have any questions about Papa Nui cap sizing, if you’re unsure how to stretch or shrink your cap, or you’re not 100% clear on whether it’s advisable to attempt it on the model you own, email us on [email protected] and we’ll help you out.

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