Deidre Classic

Greetings and salutations on this Classic Hat Monday. Today we have a fabulous classic hat for you, called Deidre.

The Deidre classic hat is a black hat with a striking red hatband. The hat’s dome and brim features a line of white houndstooth on them. Coordinating red ‘nosebobs’ complete the look.

Deidre Classic.

By the way, we are often asked how we came up with the word ‘nosebobs’. Easy. We modeled it on earrings being called ‘earbobs’, a term used in the Old South of the United States for earrings or eardrops.

The classic hat

The classic hat is very, very popular and has been from the day it was launched in 2009. There are still many Hattingdon fans who prefer the classic hat to any other hats that she wears. How did it come about?

After a year or two of making a wide variety of hats for Hattingdon, Vivian created a basic hat silhouette with a round dome and medium wide brim. Then she started designing for it, and it ultimately became a series with a big following. She named it the “classic hat.”

The classic hat became popular right away, and enjoys a dedicated fanbase that is still going strong today, more than a dozen years later.

Hattingdon Horses

Cartoon Horses with ‘Hat-titude’


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Classic Savannah

Greetings and salutations. Here is this week’s featured classic hat.

It is one of Hattingdon very earliest classic hats, and a particular favorite of Hattingdon creator Vivian, whose birthday it happens to be today.

Hattingdon is always so pretty in pink.

Savannah Hattingdon.

Wishing you a hatful of smiles on your special day.

Hattingdon Horses

Cartoon Horses with Hat-titude!

Monday Sugar

Hello and happy Monday. It is classic hat time once again.

Vivian, who creates all of Hattingdon’s hats, loves creating designs for her with an architectural influence. This is prettily expressed in the classic hat we picked out for you this Monday, design name “Sugar”.

Sugar Hattingdon Classic Hat.

A stunning hat, don’t you think?

Thank you for stopping by and spending time with us.

Hattingdon Horses

“A Hatful of Smiles”

by ©Vivian J Grant

Dealing a classic with Ginny

Hello and Happy Monday. Classic Hat Monday.

We have another vintage classic hat today. The design is called Ginny. As you can see, it is inspired by playing cards. Here it is in two colors: black and red.

Ginny Hattingdon Black.
Ginny Hattingdon Red.

Happy Classic Hat Monday! See you again soon.

Hattingdon Horses

A Hatful of Smiles

© Vivian J Grant

Daisy Monday

Hello, and happy Monday. It is time for a classic hat, and this one . . . . is a new one. Vivian named the hat Daisy, and you are about to see why.

Daisy Hattingdon Blue.
Daisy Hattingdon Green.
Daisy Hattingdon Peach.
Daisy Hattingdon Black.

We were not too sure about the black, but it turned out lovely. The blue and green are so fresh and fun. But the peach! We are all in love with it here. How about you? Which one do you love most?

Hattingdon Horses

A Hat Full of Smiles

by ©Vivian J Grant

Yellow Hat Parade Day 1

How about some cheery hats to distract us for a bit? The happiest color we can think of is yellow. So this week — from Monday 25th July through Saturday 30th July, we will feature Hattingdon in happy yellow hats.

It is Classic Hat Monday, so let us kick off the festivities with her Lacey hat.

Lacey Hattingdon of Hattingdon Horses.
Lacey Classic Hat.

Yellow symbolizes happiness, warmth and sunshine in most cultures — characteristics of the yellow sun and its effects.

Hattingdon Horses

‘A Hatful of Smiles’

©Vivian Grant Farrell. All Rights Reserved.