Accession Number : ADA956139

Title :   A New Knit Watch Cap: A Design and Field Evaluation Study.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct-Dec 76,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Pine, Manuel W.

Report Date : JUN 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) conducted a field evaluation study of a knit watch cap made of 100% wool and with a process representative of many hat manufacturers throughout the related specialty knitting trade to determine its feasibility for possible adoption by the Navy. This study was necessitated because one manufacturer has made the standard knit watch cap the past 5 years, resulting in a continually escalating cost per unit. The proposed knit watch cap was found to be comparable in all respects with the standard knit watch cap also made of 100 percent wool, particularly in regard to its most desired characteristics of warmth and comfort. Based on the conclusion from the study, NCTRF recommends that the proposed knit watch cap construction be included as an alternative to the standard knit watch cap construction, we also feel that a more receptive response to Invitation for Bids promulgated by the government will be realized.

Descriptors :   *WOOLEN TEXTILES, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *KNITTED FABRICS, CLOTHING, COMMERCE, COSTS, RESEARCH FACILITIES, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, NAVAL RESEARCH, MANUFACTURING, MILITARY EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE