In the pink

by HATTINGDON STAFF

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Pink is the color of universal love of oneself and of others. Pink represents friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace, and approachability. Pink is the official color for little girls and represents sugar and spice and everything nice. Pink is the sweet side of the color red.

According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and romance. Pink is also thought of as meaning purity, integrity, nobility and kindness.” Source: Bourne Creative.


Here is a treasure trove of Hattingdon hats “in the pink”. Let’s go!

Loretta Hattingdon "in the pink.
Loretta.
Ilona.
Lily.
Filamena.
Savannah Hattingdon Classic Hat.
Savannah.
Collette.
Cara.
Grace Hattingdon fashion hat in pink.
Grace.
Skylar Pink.
Skylar.
April Hattindon classic hat in pink with white florette pattern.
April.

Ha ha! You thought we overlooked “The Queen” didn’t you? NE-vah! Everyone adores Harper. Everyone! In case you are new to us, she is the second Hattingdon design Vivian created, on the heels of Curtis the 1st. Here she is.

Harper.
Harper.

More about pink

The word pink is derived from the Danish term pinck oogen, which translates as half-closed eyes or small eyes, a clear reference to the appearance of the dianthus flower. Unbelievably, the word pink —referring to a color — was not used until the end of the 1700s, and not in general use until the 1800s.

The Urban Dictionary says: “In good health. In the 1500s pink meant “the embodiment of perfection,” but the current idiom (in good health) dates only from about 1900”.

The Grammarist says: “In the pink is an English idiom that means to be at the peak of health, to be in perfect condition. The expression in the pink to mean to be at the peak of health goes back to the 1500s when the word pink did not refer to a color.”

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See also Meaning of Pink: Color Psychology

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Updated 2pm 4th June 2022

Into the blue

Hello there. Today we have a collection featuring Hattingdon’s fabulous hats in shades of blue. Let’s go!

Anita Hattingdon.

Belle Hattingdon.

Breeze Hattingdon.

Cagney Hattingdon.

Lauren Hattingdon.

Lumina Hattingdon.

Nikita Winter Hat in Blue.
Nikita Hattingdon.

Quinn Hattingdon.

Stevie Hattingdon.

Now don’t these hats give you “the blues” in the best possible way? Happy Monday!

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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

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

Anita

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

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

Cadence

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

Chelsea

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

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. 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

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

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.”

Greta

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

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

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. 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

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

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.

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Lampshade Runway

Big Hattingdon® fan Maria in Chesapeake City, Maryland, has fallen in love with the lampshade hat series. She requested that we write a post with all of Hattingdon’s lampshade inspired hats so she can come back again and enjoy them all in one spot.

Here you are Maria, in the colours of your choice too. In alphabetical order they are:

Cara

Cara lampshade hat in purple. Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
Cara lampshade hat in purple. Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.

Edison

The Edison hat design with gold lightbulbs created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
The Edison hat design with gold lightbulbs created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon® Horses.

Electra

Electra hat created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Electra hat created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

Filamena

Filamena in orange created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Filamena in orange created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

Lumina in shades of blue and green created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

Great picks Maria!

Who knew when Mrs Farrell made Cara we would end up with five distinctive styles of lampshade inspired hats. Will there be any more? It will be interesting to see.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses to you all.

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P.S. Attention Classic Hat Fans. Mrs Farrell has created a lovely new classic hat. It will debut here on Thursday, March 21st! She has also made a new hat to celebrate Spring Equinox, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20th.

Lumina

Greetings from all of us to all of you!

Hattingdon has a huge fan named Dan. He has been with Hattingdon from day one.

When Mrs Farrell made her first lampshade hat — Cara — Dan fell in love with the hat and the concept. He is the one who keeps urging her to make more, and to oblige him she has done so.

So far we have had Cara, Electra and Filamena. And now we have a brand new one which Dan named Lumina.

Lumina comes in three colour types and decoration.

Lumina Gray

Lumina Grey Lampshade Hat.

Lumina Pink

. . . . inspired by a ladies’ corset.

Lumina Pink lampshade hat.

And the last one is a real beauty with its festive butterfly embellishment.

Lumina Butterfly

Lumina Blue lampshade hat.

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