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Publication numberUS1781196 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 11, 1930
Filing dateFeb 13, 1930
Priority dateFeb 13, 1930
Publication numberUS 1781196 A, US 1781196A, US-A-1781196, US1781196 A, US1781196A
InventorsArmin Rosenberg
Original AssigneeReliable Knitting Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Knitted cap and process of making same
US 1781196 A
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Nov. 11, 1930. A. ROsENBE RG 1,781,196

7 KNITTED CAP AND PROCESS OF MAKING SAME Filed Feb. 13, 1930 Patented Nov. 11, 1930 UNITED era-Tris PATENT OFFICE.


More particularly stated, object is todevelop additional tension in the threads during the knitting operation'as the cutting line is approached, whereby to cause the knitted material in the zone of increased tension to automatically roll up as soon as the tube is severed, thusproviding a highly resilient cylindrical roll which forms a finished roll margin of the completed cap which wholly conceals the cut edge and embraces the headof the wearer under light resilient pressure sufficient to retain the cap in place.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a View on a reduced scale of the knitted blank or tube section from which my improved cap is to be formed.

Figure 2 is a view of the cap as it appears upon the head of the wearer.

Figure 3 is an enlarged view in vertical section, showing the completed cap with the rolled lower margin. 7

Figure 4 is a greatly enlarged fragment so illustrating the relation of the threads in the body of the cap to those in the zone of increased tension, and illustrating a difference in the style of knitting in the different zones.

My improved cap may be knitted upon a tubular knitting machine and the tube may be continuously knitted and cut into sections of the required length for the formation of the caps 1n accordance with standard prac-' tice, except as hereinafter described.

The major portion of the section comprises the tuck stitched portion indicated at 10 in Figure 1, which ma be conveniently termed the major zone of the section. Upon reaching the end of this zone the threads are 46 placed under increased tension, thereby formsures or stresses.

' gree and com actness of the winding can be controlled an a sufliciently solid highly reing a more closely knitted zone 11. While knitting the zone 11 the tension of the threads maybe progressively increased, thereby causing a gradually increasing convergence of the wales. This zone is preferably made about one and one-half inches long, (wide), whereupon the tension is released and knitting resumed of the character indicated in the zone 10 to form a severance zone 12. A different type of stitch is preferably em-' ployed when knitting the zone 11 from that employed for knitting the zone 10.- For example, the zone 10 may be knitted in what may be called a miniature tuck shaker stitch and the zone 11 may be plain stitched. By plain stitching the zone 11, the desired tension ahd rolling tendency and also the desired compactness of the roll' may be more easily attained. The zone 12 is preferably made only a few courses wide to indicate the line of severance and another zone 13 is then plain stitched. This zone 13 forms the top of the cap to be made from the next section.

When a section such as is shown in Fi ure 1 is severed substantially at the center 0 the zone 12, the severed portion of the zone 12 and also the material composing the zone 11 will automatically wind up in the direction of the zone 10 in a compact roll composed of several turns or layers of fabric, thereby completely enclosing the cut margin in a rin which is cylindrical in cross section and o considerable resistance to unwinding pres- The cut margins of knitted tubular fabrics usually show some winding tendency, but by having, along such margin, a'zone in which the thread is under increased tension the desilient ring may beproduced to constitute a finishing band for the lower margin of the cap. ,The width of the tension zone 11, the character of the stitch, and the tension of the thread are all factors in determining the size and character of this cylindrical. band.

After severing a tube section, the upper end, (zone 13), is gathered, stitched together,

and covered by an ornamental top piece, such, 1 as the pom-pom 14, in accordance with the usual practice; But this gathering of the top of the section and the. application of the pom-gomor other top piece constitutes the.

cap but it provides a soft, high y elastic hea'd grlpping band of a pleasingappearance. My improved cap maybe provided with a lining 15, a fragment of which is illustrated 'I so consisting in knitting a tube 1n sections, each at the right hand sidein Figure 3. This lining may be secured at the top or it may constitute an inturned integrally knitted portion, and its lower margin 17 may be stitched to the body of the cap at 18, substantially at the junction between the body and the cylindrical roll 19. A lining so connected at 18 will not interfere with the above described winding action in the zone of increased tens on. a

I claim:

1. The process of forming knitted caps,

of sufiicient length to form a cap, placing the threads under increased tension near the lower end of each section, knitting a few course's under reduced tension, severing the tube transversely and allowing the lower ortion.

of the section to roll up cylindrical y,and

between the body and the said cylindrically rolled portion.

6. A knitted cap having at its lower margin an integral, compact, cylindrical roll of 1 knitted material concealing an unfinished edge and held in rolled condition by thread tension. v 7. A knitted cap having at its lower margin an integral, compact, cylindrical roll of knitted material concea11ng an unfinished edge and held in rolled condition by .thread tension, said cap having a shaker body portion and plain stitched rolled" ortion.


then gathering and stitching the other end of the section to form the top of the cap;

2. The process of forming knitted cap blanks consisting in knitting a tuck st1tched tube, placin the thread under increased tension and knitting a plain stitched extension,-

severing the thread andallowin the extension to roll up in the form of a and cylindrical in cross section;

3. A'tubular knitted cap having a lowe margin cylindrically rolled and held in rolled form by tension of its thread, said thread having'relatively greater tension than in the body of the cap. I

4. A tubular knitted cap having a cylindrically rolled zone of relatively increased thread tension along its lower margin, said margin having a severance edge concealed at the center of said cylindrical roll.

5. A tubular knitted cap having a cylindrically rolled ZOIlQ of relatively increased thread tension'along its lower margin, said margin having an edge along which the threads are severed and concealedat the center of said cylindrical roll, together with 'a lining applied to the body of the cap and secured thereto substantially at the junction

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U.S. Classification66/172.00R, D02/885
International ClassificationD04B1/24, D04B1/22
Cooperative ClassificationD04B1/24
European ClassificationD04B1/24