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Publication numberUS1674361 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 19, 1928
Filing dateOct 2, 1926
Priority dateOct 2, 1926
Publication numberUS 1674361 A, US 1674361A, US-A-1674361, US1674361 A, US1674361A
InventorsGstalder Emily E
Original AssigneeGstalder Emily E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable hatband
US 1674361 A
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E. E. GSTALDER ADJUSTABLE HATBAND Filed 001'.. 2, 1926 June 19, 1928.

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ADJUSTABLE HATBAND.,

Application 'med october e,l 192e. serial no. 139,137.

The present invention relates to head dress apparel, and more specifically to improvements in bands forhats ofvarious types.

` The primary object of the invention re` sides in the provision of an adjustable hatv in the provision of an adjustable hat band intended to be substituted for Athe usual sweat band of the hat for permitting of the innerV perimeter of the crown of the hat to berreduced to a size suitable to the size of the head of the wearer of the hat.

A still further object of the invention resides in the provision of'an improved type of adjustable hat band havingl means for contracting of the band at dierent portions thereof, and which band is of such construction as to permit of its being Yreadilyconl, tracted without causing a gathering of the material of which theband is formed.

VA still further object of the invention is to provide an adjustable hat band embodying a pair of fabric band sections so cut and joined together in annular formation as tol permit of but relatively little stretching of the annulus at its point of attachment to the .head sizeof the hat, and allowing a greater amount of stretching at the opposite or upper edge ofthe annulus.

A still further object ofthe invention is to provide an improved'type of adjustable hat bandewhich may be economically Vmanumajor band section 8 may also be termed a factured, one which will be durable and efficient in use, and which band is susceptible of use either in connectionwithladies or mens hats of various types.

. tion will be apparent duringthe course of the followingdetailed description', taken' in connection with the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which drawing: f Y v f Figure 1 is a vertical section through a hat and 'showing the improved band in position within the crown of thefhat, the band being shown in perspective and having a portion broken away for villustrating certain details of construction.

Figure 2 is a vertical section through the hat and band. Y f

Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view through the hat and showing the band in elevationand showing the band contracted" for reducing thehead sizeof the hat.

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical sectional view illustrating the specific construction of the band and showing one manner of attachment of the band to the hat:

Referring to the drawing` in detail, and wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the letter A may designate a hat of any preferred type, and B the improved` hat band for reducing of thehead size of' the hat. The hat A maybe of any preferredV type, and comprises a crown 5 provided with straight side wall 6, anda brim 7.

` The band B comprises an annular body preferably formed of a comparatively fleX- ible fabric, and embodies major and minor band sections 8 and 9 respectively.

VThe major band section 8 is preferably formed of loosely woven fabric of a comparatively flexible nature and which fabric is out on the bias ofthe material. YThe material frornwhich the major band Section 8 is formed, is preferably of a nature capable of retaining` the band` in annular formation and against possible collapsing of the 'wall of the body.

The minor also' cut on ,the bias of thermaterial, is preferably formed of a fabric having a close teX- ture,v and this minorY band section may be termed alining, since the sameis disposed inwardly of the major band sectionl 8. The

net portion, since ,the saine isv preferably vformed of aloo'sely woven material.- f The lower edges of the sections 8 and 9 Other objects and advantages of the invenband section '9, andfwhich is` Q are doubled outwardly upon the lower `portion of the band as'at 10, with the doubled 9 as clearly illustrated ,in Figure 4:. These lower portion' of the band as by means ofy a Y.line of through and through stitching l1 disposedv relatively close to the lower edge ofthe band and'passing-through the upper .back portion of the major band section 8 :preferablyl extending upwardly pastthe turned vup portiongof the minor band sectionV ythe inner side of a hat crown, said body having a pluraliy of'annular rows of stitchings provided a jacent its lower edge and a. single annular row of stitching disposed Y adjacent the upper or free edge of the body,

and annularly extending elastic draw strings carried by the upper and 'lower edges of the annular body -for independent contracting of the upper kand lower edges of the body. Y

2. A hat band comprising a narrow annular body formed of {iexible material and adapted to be secured at its lower margin to the inner side of a hat crown, annular rows of stitchings provided at the lower edge of the body and spacedv relatively close to` gether with two adjacent rows of stitchings providing. an annular casing, an elastic draw string arranged in the annular casing for contracting of the lower portion of the annular body, an annular row of stitching provided at the upper edge of the body an forming an annular pocket at the upper edge of the body, and a second elastic draw string extending in the 'pocket for contracting of the upper portion of the annular body independently of the lower portion of the body.

3. A hat band comprising a narrow annular body formed of fabric cut on the bias of thev material, closely arranged annular rows ofstitching provided at the lower edge of the annular body with the two uppermost rows of stitchings providing an annular'casing, an elastic draw string extending through the casing for contracting of the lower portion of the body, a single row of stitching provided at the upper edge of the L annular body and forming an annular pocket, and a second lelastic draw string extending through the pocket for contracting of the upper edge of the 'annular body.

4. A hat band comprising a narrow annular body embodying major and minor band sections, said major band sectionbeing j formed of a heavy texture, annular rows of stitchings connecting the lower portions of the band sections and arranged relatively lclose to the lower edge of the annular body, j

an elastic draw string carried by and disposed adjacent the annular rows of stitchings for contracting of the lower portion of the annular body, a single row of stitchin connecting the upper portion of the ban sections and providing an annular pocket at the upper edge of the body, and a second elastic band' extending through .the pocket for;i contracting of the upper portion of the bo y.

5. A hat band comprising a narrow annular body embodying major and minor fabric band sections cut on the bias of thev stitchings forming an annular casing, an

annular draw string extending through the casing-'for contracting of the annular body directly above the annular rows of stitchthe fabric band sections at their upper edges and providing an annular pocket at` the top edge of the body, and a second elastic drawstring arranged in the annular pocket for contracting of the upper portion p of the annular body.

.'EMILY E. GrSTALDER.

ings, a single rowl of stitching connecting

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US7174572Jun 20, 2003Feb 13, 2007Nike, Inc.Headwear with stretchable sweatband
US7278173Apr 8, 2004Oct 9, 2007Nike, Inc.Adjustable baseball cap
US8402564 *Oct 29, 2010Mar 26, 2013Anne-Marie Duwyn-ZylstraAdjustable hat
US20040221368 *May 5, 2003Nov 11, 2004Nike, Inc.Article of headwear having a stretchable configuration
US20050223475 *Apr 8, 2004Oct 13, 2005Nike, Inc.Adjustable baseball cap
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/181, 2/175.4
International ClassificationA42B1/00, A42B1/22
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/22
European ClassificationA42B1/22