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US2143265A
US2143265A US178275A US17827537A US2143265A US 2143265 A US2143265 A US 2143265A US 178275 A US178275 A US 178275A US 17827537 A US17827537 A US 17827537A US 2143265 A US2143265 A US 2143265A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B1/00Hats; Caps; Hoods
    • A42B1/04Soft caps; Hoods
    • A42B1/06Caps with flaps; Motoring caps; Caps with means for protecting the eyes, ears, or nape of neck; Caps with airpads or removable linings
    • A42B1/066Caps or soft head coverings with means for protecting the ears or nape of neck; Caps with flaps; Motoring caps
    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D04BRAIDING; LACE-MAKING; KNITTING; TRIMMINGS; NON-WOVEN FABRICS
    • D04BKNITTING
    • D04B1/00Weft knitting processes for the production of fabrics or articles not dependent on the use of particular machines; Fabrics or articles defined by such processes
    • D04B1/22Weft knitting processes for the production of fabrics or articles not dependent on the use of particular machines; Fabrics or articles defined by such processes specially adapted for knitting goods of particular configuration
    • D04B1/24Weft knitting processes for the production of fabrics or articles not dependent on the use of particular machines; Fabrics or articles defined by such processes specially adapted for knitting goods of particular configuration wearing apparel

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A. GOLDSTEIN Jan. 10, 1939.

CAP

Filed Dec. 5, 1937 INVENIOR ATToRNEY.

Patented Jan. 10, 1939 lTED STATES PATENT QFFiCE Application December 6, 1937, Serial No. 178,275

2 Claims.

My present invention relates generally to improvements in the art of manufacturing wearing apparel, and relates more specifically to improvements in the construction of headgear such as knitted caps.

Generally defined, an object of the present invention is to provide an improved cap of natty appearance, which may be manufactured and sold at moderate cost.

Many different types of so-called stocking caps formed of knitted fabric or the like, and shaped to snugly fit the wearers head, have heretofore been placed upon the market. Most of these prior caps are adapted to have their lower annular edge portions folded either upwardly to form a head encircling band, or downwardly at the rear so as to cover the wearers ears and protect the neck. Some attempts have also been made, to apply a visor or peak to caps of this general type, but these prior efforts have resulted in the production of caps which were either too costly to manufacture, or failed to create a neat and attractive appearance. These previous efforts to convert an ordinary stocking cap into a socalled visored hockey cap, have therefore been relatively unsatisfactory, and have not proven popular with the trade.

It is therefore a more Specific object of my present invention to provide a simple and effective method of converting an ordinary stocking cap into a visored hockey cap, so as to produce a neat appearing final cap assemblage having great utility.

Another specific object of the invention is to provide a new and useful cap which may be worn in various ways to suit the whims of the wearer, and which is exceptionally attractive and can be readily produced.

Still another specific object of my invention is the provision of an improved knitted cap having a peak or eye shield associated therewith, which may be worn with extreme comfort and on vari ous occasions.

These and other specific objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description.

A clear conception of an embodiment of the present invention, and of the method of constructing and of using caps manufactured in accordance therewith, may be had by referring to the drawing accompanying and forming a part of this specification in which like reference characters designate the same or similar parts in the various views.

Fig. 1 is a side view of one of the improved caps applied to the head of a wearer, with the visor down and the rim band turned up;

Fig. 2 is a similar view of the cap with the visor turned up and the rim band also up;

Fig. 3 is another similar view of the same cap with the visor and rim band both turned down;

Fig. 4 is a plan View of the peak or visor stiffener;

Fig. 5 is a side view of one of the stocking caps prior to application of the visor thereto; and

Fig. 6 is a side view of one of the completed showing in dot-and-dash lines, the method of applying the visor.

While I have shown the invention as being specifically applied to a tubular knitted stocking cap having a decorative pompon and especially adapted for ladies wear, it is not the intent to thereby unnecessarily restrict the scope or utility.

Referring to the drawing, and especially to Figs. 5 and 6, the improved cap comprises in general a crown or head engaging portion 8, the lower annular edge or rim portion 9 of which is adapted to be folded outwardly and upwardly over the portion 8, and the upper crown part of which is cut and sewed along seams III to snugly conform to the wearers head; a decoration such as a pompon ll secured to the top of the portion 8 approximately at the intersection of the seams Hi; and a crescent shaped peak or visor stiffener l2 confined between the front and sides of the folded portion 9 and the adjacent part of the portion 8 by means of stitching l3. The cap portions 8, 9 are ordinarily formed of tubular knitted stock of double thickness, but may be of single thickness, and the fabric is preferably formed resiliently stretchable so as to snugly engage the head of the wearer. The crescent shaped stiffener l2 may be formed of cardboard or other similar material and should preferably be of such length that it will extend slightly more than half way around the head of the wearer.

When manufacturing these improved caps, it is preferable to knit the fabric of the crown and rim portions 8, 9 in tubular form and of double thickness. The double thickness is obtained by folding one end of the single thickness tube within the other and by subsequently cutting the free ends of the tube and sewing the same along the seams ill, thereby providing a seamless lower edge for the rim or band portion 9. The pompon ll may then be attached to the upper end of the crown portion 8 to conceal the intersecting seams IE, and the band portion 9 may thereafter be folded upwardly and outwardly around the lower part of the crown portion 8 to form an annular double thickness rim and an upwardly open pocket between this rim and the outer surface of the crown portion, as clearly indicated in Fig. 6. The crescent shaped flexible visor stiffener l2 may then be bent and inserted within the front portion of the pocket as shown in dot-anddash lines in Fig. 6, and after the stiffener l2 has been forced downwardly and outwardly into snug engagement with the rim and crown portions 9, 8, the stitching I 3 may be applied to complete the cap structure.

During normal use, the improved cap may be worn in a number of different ways, as clearly illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. The cap may be worn as shown in Fig. 1 with the visor down and with the rear rim portion 9 folded upwardly around the crown portion 8 and in snug engagement therewith. The visor may subsequently be tilted upwardly as shown in Fig. 2, while retaining the rear rim portion 9 folded upwardly into snug engagement with the crown portion 8. The visor may also be swung downwardly into normal position and the rear rim portion 9 may thereafter be folded downwardly so as to cover the ears and to engage the neck portion of the wearer, and if desired, the visor may also be elevated while the rear rim portion 9 is folded downwardly. It will thus be apparent that the improved cap may be worn to suit the whims of the wearer, in various different modes or styles, all of which possess attractive appearances.

From the foregoing specific description it will be apparent that my present invention provides an improved visored cap which is extremely simple and durable in construction and which is highly attractive. The invention also produces a simple method of manufacturing the improved caps especially from tubular knitted fabric. By forming the body of the cap of tubular knitted fabric, in the manner herein specifically described, the free edge of the band portion 9 may be formed seamless so as to improve the appearance of the cap and to enhance the durability thereof. The

visor stiffener l2 may obviously be readily inserted and confined within the pocket between the rim portion 9 and the crown portion 8, and by merely removing the stitching l3, the cap may be converted into an ordinary stocking cap.

It should be understood that it is not desired to limit this invention to the exact method of construction or to the precise structural details, herein shown and described, for various modifications within the scope of the claims may occur to persons skilled in the art.

I claim:-

1. The method of producing a visored cap, which comprises, knitting a single seamless tube, folding one end portion of the tube within the other and closing the adjoining ends to provide a snug fitting crown portion of double thickness having a seamless annular lower edge lying in a single plane, folding the lower double edge portion upwardly and outwardly over the lower portion of the crown to form an outer rim and provide an outwardly and upwardly open recess, inserting a visor stiffener within said recess at the front of the crown and stretching the double thickness visor concealing portions of the crown and rim into intimate contact with the stiffener, and finally stitching the double thickness cap portions above the confined stiffener together to complete the visor while permitting free downward folding of the rear portion of the rim beyond the visor.

2. A visored cap comprising, a snug fitting crown of double thickness having a double thickness band formed integral with the lower edge thereof and folded upwardly and outwardly around the lower portion of the crown to form an external recess and a continuous outer rim, and a visor stiffener confined within the front of said recess between the adjacent double thickness crown and rim portions by stitching extending across the top of the stiffener, the rear portion of the rim being freely downwardly and upwardly foldable.

ARTHUR GOLDSTEIN.

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Cited By (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2811722A (en) * 1955-08-19 1957-11-05 Spreiregen Jacques Henry Head coverings
US2834019A (en) * 1956-01-06 1958-05-13 Hat Corp America Hat
US3089147A (en) * 1960-03-22 1963-05-14 Peter Kupper K G Cap
US3169252A (en) * 1963-07-01 1965-02-16 Zwicker Knitting Mills Knitted headwear
US3506979A (en) * 1967-07-06 1970-04-21 Allen D Everitt Cap
US3898699A (en) * 1974-03-05 1975-08-12 Zwicker Knitting Mills Cap having knitted crown and crocheted brim and method for making the same
US4141229A (en) * 1977-10-11 1979-02-27 Stanly Knitting Mills, Inc. Knit cap with elastic head band
US4481680A (en) * 1983-05-20 1984-11-13 Rosetta Mason Protective visor
US5960477A (en) * 1997-01-22 1999-10-05 Dixon; Amber Hat with folded rim and visor
US6463592B1 (en) 2001-04-07 2002-10-15 Patrick Brooks Multiply configurable head wear
US20120227159A1 (en) * 2011-03-07 2012-09-13 Jacob Kaufman Sweatband with convertible visor
US20150223539A1 (en) * 2014-02-10 2015-08-13 Cecelia Ann Marco Hat for securing external hardware of a cochlear implant
US9192203B2 (en) * 2012-09-18 2015-11-24 Peter Perthou Head covering

Cited By (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2811722A (en) * 1955-08-19 1957-11-05 Spreiregen Jacques Henry Head coverings
US2834019A (en) * 1956-01-06 1958-05-13 Hat Corp America Hat
US3089147A (en) * 1960-03-22 1963-05-14 Peter Kupper K G Cap
US3169252A (en) * 1963-07-01 1965-02-16 Zwicker Knitting Mills Knitted headwear
US3506979A (en) * 1967-07-06 1970-04-21 Allen D Everitt Cap
US3898699A (en) * 1974-03-05 1975-08-12 Zwicker Knitting Mills Cap having knitted crown and crocheted brim and method for making the same
US4141229A (en) * 1977-10-11 1979-02-27 Stanly Knitting Mills, Inc. Knit cap with elastic head band
US4481680A (en) * 1983-05-20 1984-11-13 Rosetta Mason Protective visor
US5960477A (en) * 1997-01-22 1999-10-05 Dixon; Amber Hat with folded rim and visor
US6463592B1 (en) 2001-04-07 2002-10-15 Patrick Brooks Multiply configurable head wear
US20120227159A1 (en) * 2011-03-07 2012-09-13 Jacob Kaufman Sweatband with convertible visor
US9192203B2 (en) * 2012-09-18 2015-11-24 Peter Perthou Head covering
US20150223539A1 (en) * 2014-02-10 2015-08-13 Cecelia Ann Marco Hat for securing external hardware of a cochlear implant

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