Brims started getting skinnier as the decade progressed. Crowns started becoming more tapered and shorter. Towards the end of the decade, "stingy brim" hats started appearing, which will be discussed more in the 1960s section. Remember that none of these changes occurred with the change in decade, that it was a fluid change over the years. Some manufacturers held on to older styles for longer, and a manufacturer would probably be producing hats for a younger market and a more conservative market at the same time.