US 1431287 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
. A. COHN.
KNITTED CAP- APPLICATION min OCT. M. 1921. 1,431,287.. Patented Oct. .10, 1922,
A Hil /1| I RTTORNEVS Patented Oct. 10, 1922.
@ Ltthtt? ALFRED coniv, or MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin.
. a lication filed October 14, 1921. Serial No. 507,668.
To allwiiom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALrnno CoHN, a citi- 'zen of the United States, residing at Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and State of -Wisconsln, have invented new and useful Improvements in Knitted Caps, OTE YJhICh the following is a specification.
.My invention. knitted caps. x The object of this inventionais',to provide improved means ,for; utilizing the cap band relates to improvements in g as a covering for the ears, chin,and the exposed portions of the neck of the user when protection is needed for. these, parts of the head, the band being. also adapted to be adjusted upwardly, at the front ofthe cap to form a continuation of a permanently attached rear portion secured to the crown in a raised position.
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Figure 1 is a side elevation of myim- "proved cap with the band in-its raised or normal position.
Figure 2 shows the cap in position on the head of a wearer as it appears when adjusted to ear and neck covering position.
Like parts are identified by the same reference characters in both views.
The body A of the cap may be knitted in an ordinary manner, and theportions B and C constituting the band may be either formed integrally or separately as may be desired. The portion B of the band is connected with the crown along thelower margin as indicated at D, and it is also connected with the crown by stitching along the oblique lines E from the lower margin to the upper margin on each side of the crown, the line of stitching extending upwardly and rearwardly as shown.
The other portion C of the band, which preferably constitutes its major portion, is unconnected with the crown except by the lines of stitching E. This portion C may be knitted integrally with. the portion B, or if desired it may be separately formed and connected therewith by the stitching along the. lines E. The portions B and C, however, are preferably formed integrally for the reason that a cap so made is neater in ap-- pearance than one in which the band portions are separately formed and stitched together.
For a similar reason the band is preferably formed or knitted fifi an independent strip of material to be subsequently connected with the crown, the ends of the strip beingbrought together at the rear of the crown and connected by a line of stitching 13,
which however need not connect the bandwith the crown, inasmuch as held to the crown by the stitchesat-D and If the band is originally formed in tegrallyfwith the crown, it is necessary to disconnect the po'rtion C along the lower margin and then finish the edges by overstitching. whereas whenthe band is sepathe portion B is rately producechthese margins'have a selvagededge, y y I v p In use. the cap may be worn in mild weatherfwith the band in the posit-ion in 'which it is shown in Figure 1. But in in clement weather the portion C may be ad- 'justed over the ears, under the chin, and
about the neck by swinging it downwardly with a turning or inverting movement about the lines E as axes to reverse the relative positions ofthe band margins G and H, whereby the margin G becomes the lower or rear margin and the margin H, the upper or forward margin, extending along the chin of the wearer as shown in Figure 2.
It will be understood that the band portion C is turned inside out, i. e., the face that is concealed when in the raised position is exposed when the portion v' is der the chin of the wearer.
When the band is adjusted .to the Figure 1 position, the cap has the appearance of an ordinary knitted cap with a plain band of adjusted un- -uniform width encircling the lower portion of the crown, but with diagonal crease lines (the lines E) at the sides and a little to the rear of the center. But when the portion C is swung downwardly and adjusted to the position in which it is illustrated in Figure 2, the cap becomes, in efiect, a cap of the type known as a helmet cap, although wholly different in construction from that of a helmet cap and better adapted to fit snugly upon the ears along and between its respective margins G and H. The inversion of the band when being swung downwardly, and its connection with the crown along the oblique lines E at the sides of the crown, haye the effect of causing the band to retain its shape and to draw with uniform tension against the portions of the head which it covers.
The invention is particularly applicable to knitted caps in which a serious problem 1s usually presented where any of the parts are subjected to greater tension than the other parts, oi providing means for avoiding distortion due to the stretching of the threads, and to the fact that they may, to a greater or less extent, be drawn longitudinally out of those portions of the fabric which are under less tension. Therefore great importance is attached to the fact that the swinging portion of the band in'my improved cap is under substantially uniform tension throughout its area when swung downwardly, and the threads which connect it with the other portion 13 of the band are secured to the body by stitches along the lines fl. thus preventing the tension from being extended into the portion B.
1. A knitted cap comprising the combination with a crown having an encircling band secured to the crown along oblique lines extending upwardly and rearwardly from the lower side margins, the front portion of said'band being free from the crown and adapted to be swung downwardly with a turning movement upon an axis corresponding with said oblique lines of connection,
whereby such portion may be engaged un derneath the chin of the wearer in a neck and ear covering position.
2. A cap having the crown encircled by a band free from the crown at the front, the rear portion of said band being secured to the crown along oblique lines converging upwardly and rearwardly from the sides and adapted to hold the rear portion of the band in a permanently raised position while allowing the front portion to be swung downwardly with a folding movement upon the lines of connection as an axis, to an ear and neck covering position, with the downwardly swung portion engaged under the chin of the wearer.
3. A cap comprising a crown and a band encircling said crown, and free from said crown at the front said band being secured to said crown along diagonal lines extending upwardly and rearwardly from the side portions and secured to said crown at the rear portion. whereby the tree front portion of said band may be swung downwardly to a position beneath the chin of a wearer with out disturbing the rear portion of the band.