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Publication numberUS2372040 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 20, 1945
Filing dateJul 31, 1942
Priority dateJul 31, 1942
Publication numberUS 2372040 A, US 2372040A, US-A-2372040, US2372040 A, US2372040A
InventorsWolfe Raymond M
Original AssigneeWolfe Raymond M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Convertible shawl-headpiece
US 2372040 A
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March 20, 1945. RQ M. \INOLFE 2,372,040

CONVERTIBLE SHAWL HEADP IECE Filed July 51, 1942 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 grwc/wbow RM W0 2 6 March 20, 1945.

R. M. WOLF E I CONVERTIBLE SHAWL HEADPIECE Filed July 51, 1942 2 Sheets-Shee t 2 Patented Mar. 20, 1945 UNlTEDI This invention relates to garments or wearing. apparel and more particularly to a shawl which is selectively convertible into a headpiece and after use as a headpiece may be easily recon' i verted to a shawl.

An object of this invention is to provide a corribined shawl and headpiece which may be worn either as a conventional shawl or may be worn as a headpiece'or hoodhaving a skirt or shoulder covering lower portion.

Another object of this invention is to provide an article-of this kind which is formed out of fabric which may be of woven or knitted material, and threading a draw cord through the fabric in such a manner that when the cord is drawn, that portion of the fabric within the area of the cord will assume the configuration of a hood for wearing on the head, and that portion of the fabric outwardly of the draw cord will be draped about the shoulders of the wearer.

A further object of this invention is to provide a fabric body which. in extended or shawl forming position, may be in any suitable configuration for wearing the fabric as a shawl, and which in converted position will have a portion thereof constricted to form a hood or headpiece part.

With the foregoing and such other objects in view as may hereinafter more fully appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be more specifically referred to and illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the invention, as claimed.

In the drawings: I

Figure 1 is a. plan view of a convertible shawl and hood constructed according to an embodiment of this invention.

Figure 2 is a perspective view from the front of the structure converted into a hood.

Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a plan view of a modified form of this invention.

Figure 5 is a plan view, of a further modification of this invention.

Referring to the drawings the numeral l0 designates generally the body of a fabric which, in the present instances is substantially square in plan and which is provided about the marginal edge portions thereof with fringe members The fabric l0 may be either a woven or knitted fabric and in one inannerof using the fabric it maybe draped over and about the shoulders of the wearer after the manner of a conventional shawl.

The fabric I0 is provided with a series of openings 2 which are arranged arcuately and extend from one edge 13. to an adjacent right angular edge H. A draw cord I5 is threaded through the openings l2 and has the opposite ends thereof formed with knots l6 so as to prevent fraying of the cord ends and also to prevent pulling out of the cord after it has once been threaded through the openings l2. Whenthe fabric I0 is to be converted into a headpiece the fabric III is folded along the dotted line I! which extends from the terminal ends of the openings I2. The

reverted portion 18 is adapted to be outermost and the area i9 within the arc described by the openings I2 is adapted tobe shaped as shown in Figure 2 as a hood and positioned over the head of the wearer. 'When the cord I5 is drawn tightly about the neck of the wearer the fabric portion 9 will constitute the hood portion of the fabric and that portion 20 which is outwardly of the are described by the openings 2 constitutes the skirt portion of the headpiece which is adapted to be draped about the shoulders of the wearer.

Referring now to Figure 4 there is disclosed a fabric, generally designated as 2|, which is triangular in plan and is formed about two edges thereof with a fringe 22. The fabric 2|, along the base line 23, is not provided with any fringe and-the base line 23, when the device is used as a headpiece, constitutes the front edge of the fabric. The fabric 2| is formed with an arcuate series of openings 24 extending from the base edge 23 and a draw cord 25 is threaded through the openings 24 and extends slightly beyond the base line 23 with the free ends of the cord 25 formed with knots 26. The segment 21, within the are described by the openings 24, constitutes the headpiece portion of the fabric 2|, and the outer portion 28 which lies outside of the are formed by the openings 24, constitutes the skirt or draping portion of the fabric 2| when it is used as a headpiece. The cord 25-is adapted to be drawn, as shown in Figure 2, with respect to the cord I5, and at this time the headpiece portion 21 will assume substantially the configuration of the headpiece portion IQ for the fabric l0.

Referring to Figure 5 there is disclosed a fabric 29 which is substantially semi-circular in plan and is provided about the arcuate edge 30 thereof with a fringe 3|. The diameter 32-, constitutes the front edge of the fabric 29 when used as a headpiece and the fabric 29 is formed inwardly of the outer arcuate marginal edge 30 thereof with an arcuate series of openings 33. A draw cord 34, formed with knots 35 adjacent the opposite ends thereof, is threaded through the openings 33 so that the headpiece portion 36 within the area described by the openings 33, will assume the configuration of the headpiece H), as shown in Figure 2. That portion 31 of the fabric 29, outside of the are described by the openings 33, constitutesthe s hoylder covering-portion of the fabric when-usedas aheadpieca F The article hereinbefore described will provide a dual article of wearing apparel in that the fabric, in extended form, may hflworn vas a conventional shawl or, if desired, the fabric may be worn as a headpiece with the outcrrportionsrofthe fabric draped over the shoulders r' I'he fab ric will provide a dual purpose article ofwea'ring or shawl forming form and may be constructed either with or without the fringe which is an article of trimming. The fabric may be either knit or woven and may be either single or double ply, depending upon the desires of the wearer and the weight of the material used in forming the fabric.

What I claim is:

As a new article of manufacture, a convertible shawl headpiece comprising a square-shaped fab- .ric, body,, and aidraw cord' threaided through said body on an arc, the opposite ends of the are formed by said draw cord being disposed inwardly ,of the junction of a pair of sides of the body,

,thetriangular portion of the fabric formed by aline drawn between the ends of the arc and triangular portion constituting the f orward edge RAYMPND WOLFE

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U.S. Classification2/203, D02/866
International ClassificationA42B1/04, A41D23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D23/00, A42B1/045
European ClassificationA41D23/00, A42B1/04C