Valentine hats

Greetings and salutations.

Two images spring to mind when we think of February 14th, Valentine’s Day, a day that love and romance are traditionally celebrated with hearts and red roses.

We have chosen two hats that fulfill the occasion beautifully: a red and white classic hat featuring hearts, and a new red roses fashion hat from the Jenny Rose Collection.

Hallie Hattingdon.
Hallie Classic.

And here is Hattingdon in all her glory, in her brand new Jenny Rose Top Hat.

Jenny Rose Top Hat. ©Vivian J Grant.
Jenny Rose Top Hat.

Doesn’t Hattingdon look absolutely darling? So fun.

Hugs and kisses and millinery blisses! Hattingdon & Co.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Happy New Year 2023

Greetings and welcome!

Here we are again at the start of another new year. Can you ‘Adam and Eve it?’ (that’s cockney rhyming slang for ‘can you believe it’, by the way).


Hattingdon celebrates in a top hat in what Pantone describes as the color of the year for 2023 — Viva Magenta. Vivian made the hatband a darker magenta to give it a bit of drama.

Jana Hattingdon top hat in Pantone colour of the year 2023 "Viva Magenta" with dark magenta hatband.
Jana Hattingdon.

Pantone writes:

“This year’s Color of the Year is powerful and empowering. It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement.”

An unconventional shade for an unconventional time, Viva Magenta is a signal of strength, inclusivity and self-expression.”

“PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.”

The hex code for the color of the hat (Viva Magenta) is #be3455. The hex code for the hatband is #9e0039.

Isn’t it delicious? Hattingdon absolutely adores it.

Happy New Year everyone!

Best wishes, with love, Hattingdon & Co.

Hattingdon & Co logo in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

7 Hats of Christmas: Day 7

Here we are, on Day 7, our final post of the series. This design is just so fun . . . and oh so Christmassy.

Absolutely everyone adores this hat. No doubt about it — Vivian outdid herself. Here it is!

Macy Hattingdon Christmas hat.
Macy Hattingdon

Created in 2013, and released in 2017, Macy is the most popular Hattingdon Christmas hat of all time.

This hat would do very well for Boxing Day tomorrow too . . . . in a way. What is Boxing Day?

Rounded Open Quote in Gray

“Boxing Day is held every December 26th in many countries associated with the British empire,” states the BBC. “The name comes from a time when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants — a day when they received a special Christmas box from their masters. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give Christmas boxes to their families.”

From all of us to all of you, we wish you a very, merry Christmas. Love, Team Hattingdon.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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7 Hats of Christmas: Day 5

The name “Christmas pudding” is first recorded in 1858 in a novel by Anthony Trollope.

Christmas pudding (or plum pudding) is sweet dried-fruit pudding traditionally served as part of Christmas dinner in Britain and other countries to which the tradition has been exported. Therefore this includes United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Plum Hattingdon

What is a Plum Pudding?

Plum pudding is usually made up of nutmeg, raisins, nuts, apples, cinnamon, and dates, along with other ingredients.  In England, traditionally every person in the home holds onto the wooden spoon together to help stir the batter. While they are stirring, they also make a wish!  

Plum pudding is also called plum duff.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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7 Hats of Christmas Day 3

Hattingdon looks absolutely stunning in a gorgeous green and black fashion hat decorated with two very charming poinsettias. We named the hat “Chrissie”.

Chrissie Hattingdon

This is a very, very popular hat. It may very well may turn out to be the fan favourite this Christmas. We will see. It is very pretty isn’t it?

Hope this finds you well, and Hattingdon’s Christmas toppers are bringing you “a hatful of smiles”.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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7 Hats of Christmas: Day 1

Hello and welcome! We have a lovely surprise for you, and so right for this festive season.

Starting today, Monday, December 19th, we are posting a Christmas hat every day, through Sunday December 25th. Seven straight days of charming, yuletide hats. Let’s get started.

To kick off the festivities we chose this golden classic hat embellished with a trio of jolly white jingle bells.

Gilda Hattingdon

The Jingle Bell song

The song ‘Jingle Bells’ was written by James Lord Pierpont. His nephew is J.P. Morgan. Yes, that J.P. Morgan.

Originally named “One Horse Open Sleigh” when written in 1857, Pierpont later copyrighted it as “Jingle Bells, or the One Horse Open Sleigh.”

‘Jingle Bells’ was not meant to be a Christmas song. The song was actually first performed at a Thanksgiving church service and was never intended to be a Christmas staple.

Read the lyrics, and you will notice there is actually no mention of Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any holiday for that matter.

The song became associated with Christmas only decades after it was performed on September 15, 1857, on Washington Street in Boston, according to a researcher at Boston University, Kyna Hamill.

» Source: CNN

See you tomorrow.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

Updated 9:18 am EST.

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