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Патент USA US2133619

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Oct. 18, 1938.
Filed April 22, 1957
Patented Oct. 18, 1938
David Hutton, St. Paul, Minn., assigner to Straus
Knitting Mills, St. Paul, Minn., a. copartnership
Application April 22, 1937, Serial No. 138,891
2 Claims. (Cl. 2-201)
It is an object of this invention to provide in buttonhole I5 near its free end and spaced from
a knitted cap a novel combination of expansible
crown and relatively inelastic ear muifs and face
this .buttonhole is a button I6 on each tab to af
ford a fastening with the buttonhole in the op'
and neck covering members having the advan
posite tab.
tages of close ñt and secure adherence to the
Secured to- the crown above the visor is a rein
head while avoiding the disadvantages of ordi
forcing band I1 preferably constructed from rack
nary knit caps such as undue stretching, distor
tion and bulk around the neck of the wearer.
A further object is to provide a novel knitted
10 cap of this class adapted' to be worn in either of
knit yarn. A pair of buttons I8 are secured to
the band I'I in such position as to be inserted
in the buttonholes I5 of the tabs I4 when the
strips I() and II are folded to their retracted 10
three different positions, namely, with .the ear
Inuifs and neck covering members retracted
positions indicated in full lines in Figs. 1 and 2.
It will be noted that each of the strips I0 and I I
is constructed from a single thickness of rack
knit yarn as is the reinforcing band I 'I. This
renders these members less elastic than the 15
loose knit crown and imparts a desirable ñrm
ness and adequate Warmth to them while reduc
ing their thickness or bulk as compared with
around the crown o-f the cap, or partially ex
tended to cover the ears, or fully extended to
15 cover the ears, neck and greater portion of the
face of the wearer, the cap in the last mentioned
position being snugly held in place by a chin
Ano-ther object is to p-rovide an improved ar
a double thickness of suitable knit material or
20 rangement of visor and stiifening member there
for in a knitted cap.
fabric. A single band may be substituted for the
strips Il! and II, thus eliminating the seam I3.
Other objects Will appear and be more fully
pointed out in the following specification and
Referring to the drawing which illustrates the
best form of my device at present known tome:
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the cap as
seen from one side;
or rim to a desirable degree. They thus prevent
undue stretching and distortion of the crown.
’ When ear muifs only are desired, the rear, lower
Fig. 2 is a perspective, front view of my im
30 proved cap, and
Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 3_3 of
Fig. 2, but with the ear muifs and face and neck
covering members in the extended positions.
The cap has a crown portion consisting of a
35 double thickness of loose knit yarn, the outer
layer being indicated by the numeral 4 and the
lining by the numeral 5. The outer layer and
lining are integral along a fold 6 (Fig. 3) ex»
tending around the lower rim of the crown.
40 visor stifiening member 1 is enclosed in the knit
fabric 8, the latter being integral with the lining
5 and outer layer 4. The stiffening member -I
is inserted between the layers o-f knit fabric
through a top opening which is thereafter closed
by a seam 3.
In use the cap may be Worn with the strips I 0
and II in their retracted positions indicated in
Figs. 1 and 2 in which case the strip and band
I‘I reduce the elasticity of the crown opening 25
'I'he combined ear muifs and neck and face
covering members comprise strips I 0 and II of
rack knit yarn of single thickness. The strip I0
is secured by a seam I2 to the crown along the
fold B and the strip II extends in parallel rela
tion to the strip I0 and is attached thereto along
the longitudinal free edge of the strip IIJ by a
seam I3. 'I'he strip II projects at its front edge
to afford fastening tabs I4 to be secured under
55 the chin of the wearer. Each of these tabs has a
edge of the strip II is merely grasped and pulled
down to a position like that indicated in dotted 30
lines in Fig. l, Without releasing the tabs I4 from
the buttons I8. When the maximum protec
tion is desired, the buttonholes I5 are disengaged
from the buttons I8 and the strips I0 and II are
lowered by unfolding along the seams I2 and 35
I 3. The strips are finally secured in their down
Wardly extended position by fastening one of the
buttons I6 into the buttonhole of the opposite tab
I4. Obviously, suitable snap fasteners may be
substituted for the buttons I6 and I8 and button 40
holes I5, without departing from the spirit of my
By providing a stiffened Visor for a knit cap I
increase the protection afforded to the wearer,
facilitate the handling of the cap and impart 45
style and character thereto without materially
increasing the cost thereof. The operation of
inserting the stiffening member 'I between the
thicknesses of loose knit material is a simple one
and such material is so elastic that it readily 50
conforms to the stiffeningand retains the latter
firmly in place. The cap illustrated herein has
the crown constructed partially from half cardi
gan knit material and partially from rib knit
material properly blended to produce a unitary 55
fabric with the half cardigan knit visor material,
but it will be understood that other loose types
of stitching may be employed therein such as the
full cardigan, jacquard, shaker or double tuck
types, all of which are relatively loose and elastic
as compared to the rack knit stitch.
Having described my invention, what I claim
as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
1. A knitted cap having a crown formed from
10 two thicknesses of loose knit material, a visor
portion integral with said crown and compris
ing two thicknesses of sai-d material, a strip se
cured to the rear and side portions of the crown
at the normally lower edge thereof and adapted
15 to be folded upon the outer surface of the crown,
a second strip extending in parallel relation to
said first mentioned strip and united thereto
along the free edge of the same, the line of union
of said ñrst and second strips constituting a fold
line for the strips, tab extensions on the front
ends of said second strip, said extensions and
strips being rack knitted and each comprising a
single thickness of material and means carried
by said extensions and crown for securing said
strips in folded position around the crown or in
extended position, beneath the chin of the wearer.
2. A knitted cap having a crown formed from
two thicknesses of loose knit yarn material, a
visor portion integral with said crown, a stiffen
ing member enclosed in said visor portion, a strip
secured to the rear and side portions of the crown
at the normally lower edge thereof and adapted 10
to be folded upon the outer surface of the crown
and to extend downward from the edge thereof.
tab extensions on the front ends of said strip,
said extensions and strip being rack knitted. a
front reinforcing band of relatively inelastic ma 15
terial secured to and extending across the front
portion of said crown above the Visor, and means
carried by said extensions and front reinforcing
band for securing said strip in folded position
around the crown and in extended position be
neath the chin of the wearer.
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