US 3201803 A
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Aug. 24, 1965 I L. L. GETTINGER REVERSIBLE HEAD SCARF Filed Jan. 8, 1965 United States Patent 3,201,803 REVERSIBLE HEAD SCARF Lillian L. Gettinger, 2599 Shelley Dale Drive, Baltimore, Md. Filed Jan. 8, I965, Ser. No. 424,386 2 Claims. (Cl. 2--207) This invention relates to a reversible head scarf adapted to be worn by a woman to protect her coiifure and more particularly it relates to a head scarf which can be worn in a first position to provide a decorative and attractive coiffure covering and which can be worn in a reversed position to provide a protective covering which can protect the coiffure from rain, snow, sleet, and other moisture conditions which can have a deleterious effect on the coiffure.
Head scarves in themselves are well known and many different varieties of head scarves have been marketed in recent years for use in protecting a womans coiffure. However, such head scarves have generally been of two distinct types. One such type is a mesh or chiffon fabric scarf which can be worn to provide an attractive head covering and to protect a wearers coiifure against being wind blown. The other such type is a plastic scarf, generally fabricated of one or more sheets of plastic film, which are often folded into accordion pleats, and a scarf of this type is adapted to be worn to protect a Wearers coiffure from being dampened by rain, snow, or the like. Each of these types of scarves is useful for its intended purpose, but such scarves cannot be interchanged in purpose. That is, a mesh or chiffon head scarf cannot be used to protect a wearers coiffure from rain or snow. Similarly, a plastic head scarf is not ordinarily worn in dry weather since it would provide a strange and unattractive appearance.
In view of the foregoing, it has been customary for women to own and carry each separate type of head scarves. Thus, if a woman is wearing a mesh head scarf, she will often carry a plastic one in her purse. Then, if the Weather should suddenly inclement, she will remove the mesh head scarf and put on the plastic one. Naturally, such changing of head scarves is inconvenient and bothersome, and unless the wearer actually does carry each type of head scarves along with her, the versatility of such a scarf is limited to only one type of weather conditions. It would, therefore, appear to be highly beneficial to provide a convertible or reversible form of head scarf which could be worn with equal efiicacy in both dry and inclement weather.
Another consideration, particularly with plastic head scarves, is the manner in which such scarves are attached to the wearers head. Generally, head scarves are attached by means of tie members which extend from opposite ends of the scarf and which are tied beneath the wearers chin. In conventional plastic head scarves, such tie members take the form of elongated plastic ribbons and it is these ribbons which must be tied beneath the wearers chin to maintain the scarf on her head. Such plastic ribbons are not particularly suitable for use as tie members since they have a tendency to slip when tied, and are generally difficult to handle and manipulate. Moreover, there is a tendency for such plastic ribbons to break if pulled too hard, and if this occurs, the head scarf is useless and must be thrown away.
With the foregoing matter in mind, it is, therefore, an object of the present invention to provide an improved form of head scarf which can be worn in both dry and inclement weather.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a head scarf having a reversible construction whereby one side of the head scarf is adapted for exterior exice posure during dry weather and whereby the opposite side of the head scarf is adapted for exterior exposure during inclement weather.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a head scarf which is inexpensive to manufacture, yet is attractive in appearance and is durable to enable the same to be used for extended durations of time.
Other objects, advantages and salient features of the present invention will be apparent from the following detailed description, which, taken in connection with the annexed drawings discloses a preferred embodiment thereof.
Referring to the drawings:
FIGURE 1 is a plan view of a crown portion utilized in forming the head scarf of the present invention;
FIGURE 2 is a plan view of a panel utilized in conjunction with the crown portion of FIGURE 1 to form the head scarf of the present invention;
FIGURE 3 is a perspective view of an assembled head scarf in accordance with the principles of the present invention;
FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 44 of FIGURE 3;
FIGURE 5 is a perspective view of the head scarf 0f the present invention in the form in which the same is applied to a wearers head; and
FIGURE 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 6-6 of FIGURE 5.
In general, the present invention provides a head scarf generally designated 10 which is formed by assembly of a crown portion generally designated 12 and a panel generally designated 14.
As shown in FIGURE 1, the crown portion 12 is initially formed as a flat sheet 14' of flexible mesh or chiffon material, such as nylon netting. Such material may be suitably colored, as by dying, to provide any desired color for the ultimate head scarf Iii. The crown portion has an elongated substantially linear first edge 16 which serves to define the forward edge of the head scarf It Such a forward edge customarily encircles the face of the wearer. A medial axis identified as AA in FIGURE 1 extends perpendicularly rearwardly from the central portion 17 of the first edge 16. The terminal ends of the first edge 16 are identified as 18, I8. From these terminal ends, a second edge extends rearwardly to define the rear edge of the crown panel, and this second edge includes symmetrically arcuate edge portions 20, 20 which gradually converge at an arched apex 22 disposed along the medial axis AA.
The panel generally designated 14, as shown in FIGURE 2, is formed of a moisture impervious flexible plastic film 24, such as vinyl, polyethylene, or other similar suitable plastic materials. The panel 14 has a back edge 26 which is substantially linear, a front curved edge 28 and respective side edges 39, 3% which interconnect the front and back edges. Such side edges 30 extend substantially perpendicularly to the back edge 26. The film 24 is shaped substantially congruent with the central portion of the crown portion 12, and thus when the panel 14 is superimposed upon the crown portion 12, as shown in dotted lines in FIGURE 1, and the panel back edge 26 is aligned with the crown portion first edge 16, the panel front edge 28 will coincide with the crown portion second edge 20, 22.
With the crown portion 12 and panel 14 so superimposed, stitching 32 can be applied along the side edges 30 to join the panel and crown portion together. Such stitching 32 extends through both the mesh material 14' and the plastic material 24, as shown in FIGURE 4. As also shown in FIGURE 4, as well as in FIGURES 3 and 5, end portions of crown portion 12. project beyond the end edges of the panel 14, and these projecting crown end portions serve as tie members for the scarf, and are designated T. Such tie members T are formed only of the chiffon or mesh material 14 and can thus be easily tied beneath the wearers chin in the manner shown in FIGURE 5.
Thereafter, the entire first edge 16 of the crown portion is folded over slightly upon itself to form a rear edge banding 34 which is secured in position by suitable stitching, designated 35. As will be apparent, the stitching 35 which maintains the edge banding 34 in its folded over position also serves to adhere the back edge 26 of the panel to the crown portion 12. At this stage in the manufacture of the head scarf it), it will be appreciated that the second edge of the crown portion 12 and the front edge 28 of the panel 14 are in juxtaposed alignment with one another. At this time, a pair of pleats generally designated 36 are formed along the forward edge of the head scarf, with such pleats being symmetrically disposed on opposite sides of the medial axis AA. After folding such pleats, the entire second edge is folded backward upon itself to form a front edge banding 38, and this edge banding is similarly secured in position by stitching, designated 39. When the front banding 38 is so stitched, it serves to maintain the pleats 36 in their folded condition and thus serves to shirr the entire forward edge of the head scarf 10. This shirrin gives the head scarf a slight arcuate formation and assures that the same will suitably conform to a wearers head. Once the pleats 36 have been formed and the edge bandings 34 and 38 have been properly stitched, it will be seen that the crown portion 12 and the panel 14 are completely assembled to one another, with the side edges 30 of the panel being substantially perpendicular to the first edge 16 of the crown portion 12, as best shown in FIGURE 3.
In use, the scarf 10 can be applied over the wearer's coi'ffure in the manner shown in FIGURE 5, and the tie members T may be tied beneath the wearers chin to maintain the head scarf in coiifure surrounding relationship. If the weather is dry and the head scarf 10 is to be worn as a decorative head covering, or merely to protect the coiffure against being wind blown, the plastic panel 14 is disposed inwardly and in contact with the coiifure itself. In such an orientation, the mesh material 14' is obviously disposed outwardly, and since such mesh material is colored while the plastic panel is preferably transparent, the scarf will give the appearance of an ordinary chiffon head scarf. If, however, the head scarf 10 is to be worn in inclement weather, such a scarf is reversed in orientation and the plastic panel 14 is disposed outwardly. In such an orientation, any drops of moisture, such as rain, snow, sleet, or the like, which fall upon the wearers head will be prevented from reaching the coiffure because of the moisture impervious characteristics of the panel 14. Likewise, the panel 14 serves to prevent its underlying mesh material from being dampened or soiled by the moisture. After the rain or other be removed and the plastic material 24 may be wiped off, and thereafter the head scarf will be in a fully dry condition and thus capable of immediate usage for its dry weather or decorative purposes. It will be seen that the rear edge of the scarf t0 fits snugly in encircling relationship with the wearers neckline, and it will also be seen that the tie members T extend mainly beneath the wearers chin, and thus while the entire coitfure can be protected against rain, even the mesh tie members are not unduly exposed to such rain or other moisture.
After reading the foregoing detailed description, it should be apparent that the objects set forth at the outset of the specification have been successfully achieved. Accordingly, what is claimed is:
1. A reversible head scarf which can be WOrn in one position to provide an attractive coiifure covering having a decorative appearance and which can be worn in a reversed position to provide a protective covering to protect a coiifure from rain, snow and sleet, said head scarf comprising a flexible mesh crown portion having a substantially linear first edge thereon which serves to define the neck encircling rear edge of the head scarf, said crown portion having a second edge thereon formed by a pair of rearwardly extending and gradually converging arcuate edge portions which extend from opposite ends of said first edge and meet at a central apex, said central apex being located along the medial axis of said crown portion which extends perpendicularly rearward from the center of said first edge, said second edge serving to define the forward edge of said head scarf, a moisture impervious flexible plastic film panel having front and back edges congruent with central portions of said first and second edges, said panel having opposite side edges interconnecting its front and back edges and extending perpendicularly to said first edge, said panel being superimposed centrally upon said crown portion and adhered thereto by stitching extending along said side edges and said back edge, said panel front edge and said second edge being stitched together and shirred into a pair of pleats disposed on opposite sides of said medial axis, said crown portion ends projecting beyond said panel side edges serving as tie members which can be joined beneath a wearers chin to maintain the head scarf in coiffure covering relationship, said head scarf being capable of being worn with said panel disposed inwardly and in contact with the wearers coiffure whereby said mesh crown portion provides an attractive and decorative coiffure covering, said head scarf also being capable of being worn with said panel disposed outwardly to provide a moisture impervious barrier which protects the wearers coitfure from deleterious effects of rain, snow and sleet.
2. A head scarf as defined in claim 1 wherein said panel film is transparent.
References Cited by the Examiner UNiTED STATES PATENTS 621,050 3/99 Fain 2202 X 1,050,310 1/13 Steinberg et a1. 2172 2,167,228 7/39 Wood 2198 2,765,473 10/56 Doyle 2207 3,014,221 12/61 Brunette 2205 JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.