How To Order A Great Fitting Custom Scrub Cap

How To Find A Great Fitting Scrub Cap

We offer bespoke custom scrub caps for individuals and whole hospitals to get surgical cap that fits and also customised to your needs. It was really important that we could make custom fitted scrub caps for every shape and size.

This is how to find a great fitting scrub cap.

Medicus Scrub Caps

Type Of Scrub Cap Fabric

When you first come to there might be a bit of an overwhelm in terms of where to start. We have lots of different options and this post will break down the best way to find the cap you are after.

First what type of fabric are you looking for? We offer:

- Plain Solid Colour Fabrics, great for embroidery or hospital uniforms.
- Patterned Prints + Licensed prints like Disney for paediatrics or vets for example.
- Custom Printed Scrub Caps with your own design or one made by us.
- Mullet Scrub Caps which mean you can have a plain band but a printed or colourful top panel of a cap.

Our Scrub Cap Styles

Next once you have found the listing of the type of fabric you want then you need to consider your style of cap that will give you the most comfort. 

The pricing is the same regardless of size and colours for the Captain, Bandana and Elastic Backed Scrub caps. This is due to them all taking about the same amount of fabric to make. 

The main styles we offer are:

A - Elastic Backed Scrub Caps
Great for hair that is tied up in a little bun or if you like to wear a cap without ties. This is for full coverage of hair and over ears. Choosing a smaller size will mean a more fitted look if you have shorter hair.

B - Bouffant Scrub Caps
This is only available in plain colour prints or custom prints due to the excess fabric. This is for very long hair like dreadlocks or large afro.  

C - Captain Scrub Caps
This is for those that need their ears free for loops or work in an environment where you don't need your hair covered completely.

D - Bandana Scrub Caps
This is the classic bandana that covers ears and ties at the back. Our ties are built in so no worry of them being pulled off.

E / F - Hijab Scrub Caps / Turban Styles are now available in plain fabrics only.

Hijab / Turban and other specialist types of scrub caps are made to order as well so no one is left out.


Understanding Scrub Cap Sizing

Best way not to be disappointed

We make your scrub cap to order with your specifications using limited runs of printed fabric or embroidery. This means we can't offer refunds on those orders as they are made to your specifications.

To avoid this we strongly advise ordering a sample pack of the style and size you think will best fit you and then if it is your size just return it to us for a refund and if it doesn't fit then you can choose the size above or below that will.

Select a sample box to get your sizing right

Alternatively use the estimates below to work out your sizing. With different head shapes and amounts of hair it is very tricky for these to be 100% accurate for everyone. If you are closer to the bottom or top of a range i would recommend going a size up, especially for Captain style which is just for the crown of your head.

Select a sample box to get your sizing right

Next is the sizing of your cap and this comes down to your head size and also how you like to wear it. Some like it smaller and tighter, others opting for a comfort fit. 

Estimating Yourself

Ideally measure your head and then you are less likely to be disappointed. We have given them sizes like Small/Medium but this is more in reference to the other styles.

medicus scrub cap size guide female

Scrub Cap Advanced Customisation

We then have lots of options you can choose to customise your scrub cap.

Add Satin Lining To Your Scrub Cap

The elastic and bouffant scrub caps have the options for Satin lining inside the scrub cap. Generally these styles are chosen by people that have a lot of hair and want to keep form having a helmet hair do after wearing a scrub cap for hours and hours.

We have it available in Silver or Black.

Add Embroidery

Embroidery of name and role is our most common ask but we essentially can do any text or digitise images that are vectors (it's not the same as a real picture transfer)

custom embroidery scrub caps with writing on them

There are a few considerations when doing embroidery:
- We charge per placement. This means you can choose a logo or text on 4 spots on the scrub cap. Front, Left when wearing, Right when Wearing and the back. The most space is generally at the sides with the back having the smallest area to embroider on.
- If you have text and a logo on the same side of a cap that counts as just one placement and just a logo cost.

Text Embroidery Considerations
- Colour contrast of text means that a contrasting is a colour that will clearly stand out such as white text on a black cap.
- Colour blending of text means that on a black cap we would use a grey text so you can see it but it's not as contrasting and easy to see form a far.
- Text sizing varies depending on the number of characters in the text. Use a // to indicate a line break. We can advise if we think the overall writing will be either too big or too small and consult before embroidering.

View the embroidery text size guide here.

Logo Embroidery Considerations
- We can't embroider photo images onto scrub caps unless you have had them digitised by someone else. The amount of time it takes to turn photos into embroidery is very lengthy and so no cost effective for anyone.
- We can't do copyrighted images without permission. As much as we would like to just be able to embroidery anything you want on your caps we aren't able too if you don't own the rights to reproduce the image. This means we have to find alternatives like for instance instead of a Winnie the Pooh we find a bear eating honey.
- We recommend vector images because they have clear block colours that translate well to embroidery. We recommend using and searching under Vector images. We have a commercial license with them to reproduce any images.

Custom Fabric On Your Scrub Caps

Embroidery is very very long lasting but another consideration if you just wanted your own pattern of surgical cap with a company logo all over the cap then a custom fabric will be a more efficient way to go.

a picture of a custom printed scrub cap with a company logo all over it.

This is because to achieve this with embroidery you are going to have to pay because of the multiple placements.

Next Steps

Being able to make bespoke solutions for you and your teams can mean the options get a bit overwhelming so it's easy to just pop us an email and jump on a call to quickly narrow it down.

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