a band or ribbon placed about the crown of a hat, just above the brim.
a black band similarly worn as a sign of mourning.

1375–1425; late Middle English; see hat, band2

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hatband (ˈhætˌbænd)
a band or ribbon around the base of the crown of a hat

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For this reason, care should be used in placing an old hatband on a new hat or the new hat will be soiled.
Since the hatband was paid for by the individual, it could be retained after termination of employment.
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