Spotlight Black & White

Black and white is always a crisp, classic look and this collection is all that. 

We’ve also added some groovy background information on names assigned to our hat designs.


AIMEE. In French Aimee means dearly loved; beloved. From the Old French Amee, which derives from the Latin amatus meaning loved.


ANITA. The name Anita first developed as a Spanish diminutive of Ana, ultimately deriving from the Hebrew name Hannah, meaning “grace” or “favour”. Anita is the short form for Anahita, the Iranian water goddess in Avestan (an East Iranian language), and also means kindness and being personable, a leader. Anita is commonly bestowed in the English-speaking world as an independent given name.


BECKY. An abbreviation of Rebecca, meaning captivated, or captivating, frequently used as an independent name.


CADENCE. Cadence is a unisex given name derived from an English word meaning “rhythm, flow.”


CHELSEA. Chelsea was first a place name of Old English origin, and the most common theory of its meaning is chalk landing place, Cealc-hyð = “chalk wharf”. The Synod of Chelsea at Chelchith in 787 is often identified with Chelsea, London; but the first firm record is of a manor at Chelsea just before the Norman conquest.


Darcy Hattingdon® Winter. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
DARCY. The name Darcy is a girl’s name of French, Irish origin meaning “dark one, or from Arcy, or from the fortress”.


DELORES. Delores is a variation of Dolores. The name Dolores is a Spanish baby name. In Spanish the meaning of the name Dolores is: Sorrow. From Maria de los Dolores (the Virgin Mary, or Mary of the Sorrows.


ELLERY. The name Ellery is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Ellery is: Joyful, happy. Famous bearer: Ellery Queen, the hero of a series of detective stories written by Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee.


Ginny Classic Hat created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
GINNY. A form of the name Virginia. Virginia is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Roman family name Virginius, a name probably derived from the Latin word virgo, meaning “maiden” or “virgin.”


Hattingdon® Greta classic hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
GRETA. The name Greta is a German baby name. In German the meaning of the name Greta is pearl. Abbreviation of Margaret, also meaning pearl.


Hunter Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
HUNTER. It means very much how it sounds. Transferred use of the surname derived from the Middle English hunte (a hunter, a huntsman),

Hmmm. A big jump in the alphabet from H to R.


RAVEN. In some cases the surname is derived from the Old Norse and Old English personal names already mentioned. The surname also originates from a nickname meaning “raven”, or a thieving person, or a dark-haired person, derived from the Middle English raven.

This is one of Mrs Farrell’s all time favourite hats. She adores it.


ROXIE. Roxie, short for Roxanne. Roxanne is the English and French form of an ancient Greek name Roxana (Ρωξάνη) which was ultimately derived from the Bactrian-Persian Roshanak (روشنک) meaning “dawn” (or “bright, radiant one”). In other words, Roxana is a very ancient name! Nothing much older than the concept of Adam and Eve, the first male and female. Mrs Farrell told us she was aware of none of this when she created this design and named her Roxie!


Stacy Hattingdon®new for 2019 created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
STACY. The name Stacy is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Stacy is: resurrection; or of Eustace: fruitful. New Classic Hat! Did you notice Classic Ladies?


ZARA. The Hebrew word zara means “seed”, which appears to predate the Arabic and Russian meanings. In Arabic, Zara means star or flower, and is sometimes spelled Zahra. In Russian, Zara means princess. Some people believe that Zara is a form of Sarah.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses to all.

Hattingdon Horses

©Vivian Grant Farrell, the creator, designer and owner of Hattingdon® Horses.

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