Parts of Big Head Baseball Caps
Bill, Brim, or Visor
These are all the same name for the hard part of a cap that protects and shades the wearer from sunlight. It is placed at the front of the cap and is generally constructed of two pieces of fabric with a piece of cardboard or plastic sandwiched in between the two pieces. Most bills can be curved to your liking and to your face. Other bills come flat and are worn this way.
Wearing your big head baseball cap backward is a trend that is thought to have originated from baseball catchers who have to wear the protective cage mask to protect their faces. They turned their cap backwards to accommodate the mask because the bill would be in the way. Other baseball players wear them for better visibility of the ball by blocking the sun so it is easier to catch the ball.
The crown of the oversize hats is the front part that touches your forehead. There are two types of crowns, structured or unstructured. A structured cap has backing in the crown so that it holds its shape, while it's on your head. An unstructured cap doesn’t have any stiff backing so the crown sits low and fits more to the shape of your head.
The main part of a baseball cap, the part that actually forms the hat are the panels. The rounded structure of a baseball cap is constructed by joining a number of these panels by sewing them with a suitable thread. normally sewn in five or six sections (but up to 8). The panels in our oversized hats for big heads are made wider and longer to fit larger heads. The back sections of some baseball caps are made with a net-like mesh material for extra ventilation (see Big Trucker Hats). Advances in materials have led to the "stretch-fit" hat to allow a hat to have a fitted style while still being "flexible and stretch to fit multiple head sizes (see Flexfit Hat XXL).
The closure of baseball hat is generally an adjustment strap attached on the back panels for adjusting to your head size. There is generally a half-circle opening to allow for at he adjustment a strap offers. Most common straps are made with a buckle, plastic or Velcro closure (see Big Head Adjustable Caps).
Eyelets are the round holes sewn or attached near the top of each panel. The purpose of these are to keep your head cool provide ventilation. They can be holes in the fabric, bordered by a sewn edge, or they can be punched with small metal rivets Eyelets help with ventilation.
Button or Squatchee
The button is at the top of the hat, and serves as a cosmetic feature. It is placed where the panels meets at the top of the cap. The color of the button is usually matched with the color of the hat.
The sweatband is the cloth band that is inside of the hat. It is located at the base of the crown and completely circles the inside of the panels. The sweatband is a traditional part of all hats and caps and is usually around the forehead to catch sweat from dripping on you. Some caps sweatbands are made from the same fabric as the hat.