US 3505678 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 14, 1970 G. B. KEY
MULTIPURPOSE HAIR NET Filed Feb. 8, 1968 Fig. g
Nylon Tulle Gladys B. Key
Uted States Patent Othce 3,505,678 Patented Apr. 14, 1970 3,505,678 MULTIPURPOSE HAIR NET Gladys B. Key, Anderson, Ind. (9012 Carriage Lane, RR. 3, Box 232-1, Pendleton, Ind. 46064) Filed Feb. 8, 1968, Ser. No. 703,982 Int. Cl. A42b /00 US. Cl. 2-4 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The article shown, unlike popularly marketed single purpose head coverings, is multipurpose, versatile and well adapted to serve the many purposes for which it can be used. Most prefabricated nylon tulle indoor and outdoor head coverings are limited to serve a prescribed use and function as (1) a slumber cap for overnight retention of a hairdo (2) as a wind bonnet (3) an all-weather bonnet or the like. The innovation herein revealed is washable, economical, neat and attractive, can be worn while trying on dresses, while dressing and undressing, used as a wind bonnet while travelling, boating, fishing, skiing, and wherever and whenever the wearer desires to protectively encompass her hairdo.
This invention relates to that category of special article apparel classified, generally speaking, as open-meshed nettype protective head coverings, bonnets, caps, veils and the like and has to do, more particularly, with a multipurpose hood which has the unique capability of use indoors and outdoors, encloses the wearers head, face and neck and provides not only a hairdo or coiifure protector, but a unique insect intercepting face guarding veil.
Persons conversant with the field of endeavor above comprehended are aware that compact and convenient nylon net and tulle caps, bonnets and hoods have been individually devised for many and varied single purposes as touched upon above and while many such adaptations have met with widespread adoption and use and are equipped with edge bindings and tying ribbons of one type or another, there is room for improvement. Accordingly, it is the objective of the present achievement to provide a full fashioned hood which can be easily applied and re moved without mussing up or disarranging the hairdo and which when fittingly tied around the neck stays put, protects the hairdo and facial make-up with requisite nicety, and serves a number of needs and purposes as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
Briefly, the hood is preferably, but not necessarily, made of nylon tulle of requisite open-mesh, is wholly openable at its bottom and amply deep and capacious that it can be easily slipped over the users hairdo (boulfant or any style) in a manner to fully encom ass the wearers head and face with the open bottom portions capable of being drawn in and gathered around her neck and under the chin and comfortably tied beneath the chin. The front and rear half-portions or components have abutting marginal edges seamed together by an outstanding inverted U-shaped cloth binding tape which arches over the crown of the wearers head and ranges down below her chin for eye-pleasing retention. The rear half-portion can be conformably snug-fitting and the front half-portion amply full fashioned to provide an insect repelling veil. By providing an access opening and openable closing flap with snap fasteners, the wearers mouth is unobstructed when eating, smoking and for whatever purposes desired.
In keeping with the herein disclosed concept and when using the hood as an over-the-head sleeping cap, the two lower snaps can be unfastened and the foldable flap snapped up and retained in a half-open position for unhampered breathing. While dressing this hood lends itself to hair shielding use while slipping a dress or sweater over the head. The use of nylon netting provides the degree of stiffness desired but will not chafe or irritate a sleepers face. While fishing, annoying insects are warded off by the amply ventilated veil and the flap is available for eating or smoking, as desired. Experience has shown that this net will not flatten the styled hair, even an elaborate coiffure when, for example, the hair has been backcornbed or teased to stand high atop the head. This hood can be made in selected sizes to cope with hair which has been set with rollers after shampooing or alternatively, by a hospitalized patient unable to care for her hair and in other self-evident ways.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIG. 1 is a view in perspective of a multipurpose hoodtype nylon open-meshed hair net constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention and showing the manner in which it is constructed and worn.
FIG. 2 is a view also in perspective looking at the rear half-portion or section of the dual section hair net in its expanded ready-to-use state.
FIG. 3 is a central sectional view taken approximately on the plane of the section line 33 of FIG. 2, looking in the direction of the indicating arrows.
And FIG. 4 is a front perspective view of a slight modification, that is, wherein an access hole or opening is provided at the median area of the front half-portion or section and which shows the optionally usable flap folded up to assume a half-open position.
By way of introduction to the description of the details it should be noted that one embodiment or form of the invention is shown in FIGS. 1 to 3 inclusive. While the adaptation in FIG. 4 is regarded as a modification it will be evident that, basically speaking, it embodies all of the component features of that form of the invention shown in FIGS. 1 to 3. It is believed that it will simplify the presentation here to regard the adaptation of FIG. 4 as corresponding in construction with the simpler form in FIGS. 1 to 3. Accordingly, like or corresponding parts will be referred to in all four views by like reference numerals.
To the ends desired it will be first noted that the overall head and face covering could be described perhaps as a bonnet, head-encompassing cap or, as is preferred here, as a vertically elongated full-fashioned hood or hair net. The term hood is being preferably used to simplify the description.
The unique or improved hood is of the expanded open bottom style or type best shown in FIG. 3. It is preferably made up of a front half-portion or section 6 and a complemental rear or rearward half-portion 8. These half-portions are preferably made from an appropriate washable amply stiff but appropriate nylon tulle. One may visualize the half-portions as concave-convex in shape with their concave sides aligned with each other when the hood is expanded as shown in FIG. 3. The rear portion 8 is slightly shallower than the front full-fashioned portion 6. The marginal edges of the two half-portions 8 and 6 and denoted generally at 10 (FIG. 3) are caused to abut each other and are slipped into the channel of a substantially stretchless type washable cloth binder or binding tape 12. The component parts are stitched or otherwise connected together and when the parts 6 and 8 are assembled and one views the device as shown in FIGS. 2 and 4 the outstanding bordering binding tape appears to be of inverted U-shaped form. The lower marginal edges encompassing or surrounding the open bottom of the hood are denoted at 14 and 16 in FIG. 3 and are stitched in the channel of the cloth binding tape 18. The attaching elements are here designated as flexible ties and are of suitable length and each tie is denoted by the numeral 20. The upper end portions 22 are aligned with the depending lower portions of the arched or U- shaped binder and to assist in stressing this phase the U- shaped binder is denoted generally by the numeral 24 with the bight portion 26 adapted to bridge over the crown of the wearers head as shown in FIG. 1. The depending portions are denoted at 28 and are lined up and connected with the upper ends of the ties 20. The free end portions of the ties are denoted at 30 and are adapted to be tied together when in use in the manner shown in FIG. 1.
It is evident that the expanded hood is such that it can be slipped down over the wearers hair, head and face and when in position the lower reinforced edge portions depend below the chin so as to permit the same to be gathered and drawn around the neck and underneath the chin and then tied in place with the ties 20 as shown in FIG. 1.
It is Within the purview of the concept to provide the lower median portion of the front half-portion 6 with a vertically elongated suitably proportioned access opening which is denoted generally at 32 and which may be rectangular in shape. The marginal edges of the opening are reinforced with suitably stitched binding tapes 34. This opening is normally closed by a foldable flap 36 also made of nylon netting and whose edges are bound by a binding tape 38. Any suitable arrangement of snap fasteners may be provided to keep the flap open or closed. Snap fasteners 40 are shown at the bottom to accommodate coacting snap fasteners 42 carried by the closing flap. Other snap fasteners behind the snap fasteners 42 but not detailed can be utilized to achieve the opening and closing result illustrated in FIG. 4.
It is reiterated that this unique hood-type nylon tulle hair net is an innovation in that it is washable, is inexpensive to make and affords the ventilation needed for unhampered breathing. The front can be provided with a flap or the flap can be omitted as desired. The hood can be worn outside while fishing and constitutes a guard or protection against insects such as mosquitoes and the like. It can be aptly worn for boating, skiing, fishing and for other similar purposes. Accordingly, it serves more than one purpose and is therefore unlike similar single purpose bonnets and nets.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A readily applicable and removable covering for the wearers head, hair and face and expressly designed and uniquely adapted to be worn while dressing, trying on dresses, outdoors during windy weather, While fishing, overnight while sleeping, and primarily for protectively shielding the wearers hairdo when necessary or desired comprising: a hood of requisite shape and size capable of conformingly but comfortably fitting over and enclosing the wearers head, face and neck, said hood being made of washable material and having a normally open but contractable bottom circumscribed and edged by an endless substantially stretchless binding tape, said binding tape being provided with a pair of diametrically opposite elongated flexible ties with free lower ends capable of being drawn and gathered around the wearers neckencornpassing open bottom portion of said hood in a manner to contract said bottom portion, after which said free ends can be temporarily tied tgoether, said hood being made of open-meshed nylon tulle and embodying a rearward half-portion contoured to aptly span and spread over that portion of the hairdo which is adaptedto be covered thereby, and a complemental forward half-portion fashioned into and constituting face-covering veil, said rearward half-portion being substantially concaveconvex when being used and capable of providing a conformable bonnet-like fit, said front half-portion being similarly concave-convex in use but roomy and capable of spanning the wearers face without hindrance or uncomfortable tautness, said half-portions having arched marginal edges confronting and abutting each other and edged and joined by cloth binding tape which is stitched to said edges, said edges and also said tape being of a length that they arch over the crown of the wearers head and depend over the sides of her head.
2. The hood defined in and according to claim 1, and wherein the upper attached end portions of said ties are aligned with the respective lower ends of the depending end portions of said cloth binding tape.
3. The hood defined in and according to claim 1, and wherein the lower median area of said forward halfportion is provided with an access opening of prescribed size and shape, said opening being provided with an optionally openable and closable flap, and said fiap and certain marginal edges bordering said opening having quick-separable coaeting fasteners adapted to maintain the flap either open or closed, as the case may be.
4. The hood defined in and according to claim 3, and wherein the marginal edges bordering said access opening are reinforced with binding tape, said flap is made of nylon tulle and is marginally bordered and reinforced with binding tape.
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JAMES R. BOLER, Primary Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R. 2174, 207