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Publication numberUS2881449 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1959
Filing dateMay 7, 1956
Priority dateMay 7, 1956
Publication numberUS 2881449 A, US 2881449A, US-A-2881449, US2881449 A, US2881449A
InventorsLee Leatherwood Tommie
Original AssigneeLee Leatherwood Tommie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 14, 1959 Q T. LfLEATHERWOOD 2,881,449


United States Patent O I BONNET Tommie Lee Leatherwood, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Application May 7, 1956, Serial No. 583,076 1 Claim. (Cl. z -z04 which, in addition to covering substantially all the wearers head except the face, also provides protection for the neck of the wearer.

Another object is to provide a head covering of this class which is pleasing in appearance, and beautiful to observers.

A further object is to provide a bonnet of this character which affords some'protection from inclement weather to substantially all-of the head except the face of the wearerand further includes protection'for the ears, which with some individuals and must be protected from bad weather at all times.

A further object is to provide a bonnet of this character which is unique in appearance and is particularly attractive for use by anyone, thus givin the wearer a feeling of individuality, and uniqueness.

The present invention accomplishes these and other objects by providing a bonnet composed of two sections of material sewed together along their edges to form a crown portion which terminates in an upwardly and forwardly projecting semicrescent shaped tip in spaced relation at its topmost portion with respect to the head of a wearer. The crown is provided with an opening for receiving the head of the wearer therein. The two sections of material forming the crown portion are adapted to be disposed on opposing lower sides of the head and terminate downwardly in a pair of separate substantially rectangular ends for contacting and covering the sides and back of the wearers neck. A divided brim is connected to the front edges of the opening of the crown portion on opposing sides thereof. The brim extends rearwardly from the crown opening and flatly contact contiguously the forward side edges of the crown and extend from the rectangular lower neck ends of the semicrescent shaped crown portion. Small scarfs are connected at one end to the inner surface of each rectangular lower neck end portion of the crown portion for tying the bonnet on the wearer, or to be permitted to hang loose and untied.

Other objects will be apparent from the following description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying single sheet of drawings, wherein:

Figure l is an elevational side view of the bonnet on a childs head;

Figure 2 is a plan view of the right and left crown forming sections;

Patented Apr. 14, 1959 "ice Figure 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2, illustrating the configuration of the two-piece brim;

Figure 4 is a view like Fig. 3, illustrating the pattern of the linings for the two-piece brim; and,

Figure 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4, illustrating the pattern of the linings for the neck end portions of the crown sections.

Like characters of reference designate like parts in those figures of the drawings in which they occur.

In the drawings:

The reference numeral 10 indicates the bonnet, as a whole, comprising a'crown portion 12 and brims A- and B. As seen in Fig. 2, the crown portion is formed of two side sections 12 and 12L which are right and left hand sections, respectively. The section 12 is cut with a straight edge 16 along one side and the bottom or neck end '18 is cut substantially perpendicular to the edge 16. The side of the section 12 opposite the edge 16 is arcuately cut to form a neck portion 20, an enlarged head portion 22, and an upper or pointed tip portion 24. The tip portion 24 and the straight edge 16 are joined by an inwardly curved edge 26.

The left hand section 12L is similarly cut with a straight edge 16L, a neck end 18L, and arcuate rearward edges 20L, 22L and 24L, and a tip and straight edge joining arcuate edge 26L. The two crown sections 12 and 12L are joined by placing the two sections together with their complementally formed edges in aligned relation, and sewing a seam along the edges 26, 24, 22 and 20, ending the seam on the neck portion 30 adjacent the dotted line 28. This forms the crown portion of the bonnet which is then reversed or turned inside out, thus disposing the seams on the inward side and provides a head receiving opening for the crown which is defined by the straight edges 16-16L and the neck ends 18-18L.

The sections 12 and 12L are cut to desired size so that the head of the wearer is nested by the enlarged portion 23, as seen in Fig. 1, with the straight edges 16 and 16L adapted to be worn forwardly of the wearers ears and the point of juncture of the upper ends of the edges 16 and 16L adapted to be worn on the top of the forward portion of the wearers head. The end of the seam, as indicated by the dotted line 28, is adapted to be worn on and'contacts the back of the head adjacent its juncture-with the neck, thus disposing right and left. substantially rectangular neck protecting ends 30 and 32 in contiguous contact with the sides and back of the neck. The arcuate edges 2424L and 2626L form an upwardly and forwardly inclined substantially semicrescent shaped crown tip portion 34 extending upwardly and pointing forwardly when worn.

It is to be understood that the bonnet 10 may be formed of any desired material and in its preferred embodiment is formed of comparatively heavy weight material, such as felt or wool, which will maintain the crown tip portion 34 vertical above the head.

The brim is formed of two right and left hand parts A and B, respectively. The brim A is cut with a straight edge 40 to be fastened to the edge 16 of the crown sec tion 12. The length of the brim A is preferably such that its straight edge 40 extends complementally along the edge 16 of the crown opening from the upper end of the edge 16 to the dotted line 28. The lower or bottom of end 42 of the brim A is cut substantially perpendicular with relation to the edge 40. The remaining edges of the brim A are arcuately cut to form an enlarged upper pointed end 44 complementally formed with relation to the tip 34 of the crown.

The left hand brim B is similarly cut with a straight edge 40L, bottom end 42L and enlarged upper tip end portion 44L. It is preferred that the two brims A and B be lined or sewed to backing material which may be of the same material as the brims A and B, such as material of a different color or of any other suitable material. Two such brim linings are shown in Fig. 4 and are indicated as C and D. The liner C is identically formed with relation to the brim A, and the liner D is identically formed with relation to the brim B. Thus, the liner C is complementally aligned with the brim A and sewed thereto along the bottom 42 and the arcuate edges adjacent and opposite the straight edge 40. The liner C and brim A are then turned, thus disposing the seams on the inside. Thereafter the brim A and attached liner C are flatly placed on the crown section 12 with the bottom end 42 of the brim adjacent the dotted line 28 and the straight edges 40 and 16 are then sewed together.

Similarly the liner D is sewed to the brim B, which is then similarly placed on the crown section 12L and sewed along the edges 40L and 16L. Thus, the brims A and B, with their respective liners C and D, contiguously contact opposite sides of the crown adjacent the opening therein and extend rearwardly and upwardly therefrom, as seen in Fig. l.

The neck end portions 30 and 32 lying between the dotted line 28 and the ends 1818L of the crown sections are preferably similarly lined by neck liners E and F cut from similar material. The configuration of the neck liners E and F is identical with relation to the right and left neck end portions 30 and 32, respectively. The liners E and F are similarly sewed along their aligned complemental edges to the neck ends 30 and 32 with the seams thereof disposed inwardly. v

In its preferred embodiment, the bonnet is provided with a pair of ties, such as small scarves 50, which are sewed at one end to the liner E and F, respectively. The purpose of the scarves 50 is to tie the bonnet 10 on the head as shown. The scarves 50 maybe easily crossed in front of the neck and passed around the back of the neck over the neck ends 30 and 32, thus more snugly protecting the neck line of the wearer if desired.

The bonnet 10 may be lined, if desired, with any suitable light weight material by forming two sections of lining cut to substantially the same configuration as are the crown sections 12 and 12L. This lining, not shown, is similarly sewed together and fastened within the bonnet along the edges of the opening thereof.

Obviously the invention is susceptible to some change or alteration Without defeating its practicability, and I therefore do not wish to be confined to the preferred em- 4 bodiment shown in the drawings and described herein, further than I am limited by the scope of the appended claim.

I claim:

A bonnet, comprising: pair of side panels of relatively heavy weight fabric of equal size and identical contour, each of said panels having a convexly arcuate rear edge and an arcuately concaved upper front edge extending downwardly from the upper end of the rear edge, and a straight lower front edge extending downwardly from the lower end of said concaved edge, said panels being sewn together along their convexly arcuate edges and their concavely arcuate edges, providing panels which are of greater size than the size of the head of a wearer when positioned thereon and forming the crown portion of said bonnet, said lower straight front edges defining the opening of said crown portion, and adapted to overlie the opposing sides of the head forwardly of the ears and having portions adapted to envelop the neck of a wearer, when positioned thereon, whereby the respective seams of the concavely arcuate edges of said panels are disposed forwardly and rearwardly with respect to the head of a wearer and the tip end of said panels is disposed above the head of the wearer; and a pair of rearwardly directed brims extending rearwardly from the forward straight front edges and overlapping the respective side panels, each of said brims having one edge thereof flatly connected to the respective straight edge portions of said side panels, said brims extending between the concave seam connecting said side panels and the respective neck enveloping portion, the upwardly and rearwardly directed free edges of said brims being arcuately curved complemental with respect to the adjacent concave arcuate edges of said panels.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS D. 116,182 Fainblatt Aug. 15, 1939 D. 165,715 Johnson Jan. 22, 1952 905,970 Winget Dec. 8, 1908 2,130,933 Sweet Sept. 20, 1938 FOREIGN PATENTS 523,530 Great Britain July 22, 1940 476,798 Canada Sept. 11, 1951 OTHER REFERENCES McCalls Style News, pattern 1425, August 1948, p. 14.

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U.S. Classification2/204, 2/200.1
International ClassificationA42B1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/045
European ClassificationA42B1/04C