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July 5, 1938. >H. DOLAN 2,122,561 HAT Filed April 17, 1936 m V ENTm ATTORNEY. Patented July 5, 1938 2,122,56l UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,122,561 ‘ HAT ' Harry DolanyWeehawken, N. 'J., assignor to United States Rubber'Products, Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation of Delaware 'Application'April 17, 1936, Serial No. 74,823 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-181) This invention relates to hats of the type hav 7 'Fig. 4 is a sectional view through a hat showing ing a crown and brim and more particularly to improved means for yieldingly urging the'sweat band inwardly away from the inner walls of the a modi?ed construction. ‘The construction of the present invention while shown in connection with a felt hat of the fedora hat to yieldingly engage the head of the wearer. type, may be used in straw hats, derbys and 5 Felt and other hats having a crown and brim other types of hats having a crown and brim. are commonly provided with a leather sweat band The hat shown has a crown l and brim 2 and adapted to engage the head of the wearer. the sweat band 3 may be constructed as usual It has been proposed heretofore to provide an except that it preferably has been subjected to 19 elastic member such as an elastic cord within a a thrumming operation to give it a permanent 10 hat about the sweat band to draw the latter set or radius adjacent the point where it is sewed inwardly away from the walls of the hat to in the hat. cause the sweat band to yieldingly engage the The means of the present invention for yield head. 15 ingly urging the sweat band 3 inwardly away These elastic members, however, have not been extensively used due largely to the fact that diffi culty has been experienced heretofore in devel from the walls of the hat is best shown in Fig. 3 l5 and comprises a length of elastic webbing of the oping a satisfactory construction for movably re taining the elastic members in place between the inner wall of the hat and sweat band. The present invention contemplates an ex length of webbing is secured in the hat in a ten sioned condition between the walls of the hat and the sweat band by sewing one longitudinal 20 edge of the webbing to the hat as at 5 while its tremely simple but satisfactory construction for yieldingly urging the sweat band inwardly away from the walls of the hat to cause it comfortably 25 to embrace the head of the wearer, and resides in a length of elastic webbing which is secured in a hat about the sweat’band and. has one lon gitudinal edge secured to the inner wall of the hat in .a tensioned condition while its other edge is drawn inwardly by the tension of the webbing against the sweat band to exert a yielding inward pressure against the latter. Another feature of the present invention re sides in the construction and arrangement where 35 by the elastic webbing takes the place of the reed which is commonly placed in hats between the crown and sweat band, and also whereby this webbing may serve to form the ?nishing edge or head which is frequently provided between the lower edge of the sweat band and hat. The various features of the invention will be more‘ fully understood from the following de scription when read in connection with the ac desired width and degree of strength. This opposite edge is drawn inwardly by the tension of the elastic to cause the free edge of the web bing to exert a yielding inward pressure upon the sweat band. As a result of this construction 25 the webbing 4 when secured in the hat assumes the frusto conical construction best shown in Fig. 3. The ends of the length of webbing 4 are pref erably, but not necessarily, sewed together as at 30 6 before the webbing is secured in the hat, and in this case the diameter of the elastic band or ring shown in Fig. 3 should be considerably less than the diameter of the sweat band so that the webbing will be secured. to the walls of the hat 35 under tension. As a result of this arrangement the row of stitches 5 serves ?rmly to secure the lower edge of the webbing in place so that it can not shift its position bodily in the hat, while the upper edge of the webbing is free to move in- 40 wardly and outwardly to accommodate the con ?guration and size of the head of the person wearing the hat. The sweat band 3 may be secured to the hat at companying drawing illustrating good practical 45 the juncture of the brim and crown by the usual 45 ‘forms thereof: In the drawing: Fig. 1 is a transverse sectional View through a felt hat of the fedora type having the construc 5 O tion of the present invention; Fig. 2 is a similar View showing the hat before the sweat band has been secured therein; Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the frusto conical shape which the elastic webbing assumes 55 when secured in a hat; and stitching l, and the elastic webbing in addi tion to performing its primary function of yield ingly urging the sweat band inwardly, may serve also to replace the 'narrow strip of material known as a reed which is frequently provided in 50 hats between the lower portion of the sweat band and wall of the hat. It will, therefore, be seen that this elastic webbing eliminates the use of the usual reed. In manufacturing hats a bead or ?nishing 55 2 2,122,561 strip has frequently been provided heretofore between the lower edge of the sweat band and hat to provide an ornamental line at this point. The elastic webbing 4 employed in accordance with the present invention may be arranged to form an ornamental ?nishing strip at the lower 1 edge of the sweat band as will be apparent from the modi?ed construction of Fig. 4, wherein it will be seen that the elastic 4 is secured to the and to form an ornamental edging or bead at the lower edge of the sweat band. Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is: In a hat having a crown and brim that en circle the head opening, a sweat band secured at its lower edge to said hat to extend upwardly in the hat opening, and means surrounding the sweat, band and located between the inner wall of the hat and sweat band and adapted to exert 10 10 hat by a row of stitches 8 so that its lower edge will be exposed at a point slightly below the ' a yielding inward pressure around the sweat edge of the sweat band which is sewed to the hat by stitches 9 extending through the elastic 4 into the wall of the hat. When this construc tion of Fig. 4 is employed the elastic 4 should have a color different from that of the hat and sweat band to increase its ornamental effect.‘ It will be seen from, the foregoing that the elastic webbing 4 may be easily secured in a hat to perform the objects of the present invention, and that in addition‘ to serving to exert the de sired inward yielding pressure upon the sweat band, it may serve also to replace the usual reed band at a point well above its lower edge, said means comprisingv a length of elastic'webbing having its ends united to form a ring that is considerably smaller'than the periphery of said 15 head opening and having its lower edge secured to the inner wall of the hat near the lower edge of the sweat band in a tensioned condition while its upper edge is held spaced therefrom by the width ‘of the webbing and contracts about an 20 intermediate portion of said sweat band to press this intermediate portion of the sweat band in wardly. HARRY DOLAN.