Today, April 22nd, is superstar NFL running back and entrepreneur Marshawn Lynch’s birthday.
Hattingdon Horse creator Vivian Farrell adores Mr Lynch — as an athlete and as a person — so much so that in 2012 she created a cartoon hat in his honour. Mr Lynch also goes by “Money Lynch” (@MoneyLynch on social media), and the inspiration for the design.
Happy Birthday Marshawn Lynch. Wishing you a most wonderful day.
Anichka is a hat made in Hattingdon’s distinctive classic hat silhouette — created in support of the people and country of Ukraine — in the blue and yellow colours of their flag.
The name Anichka in the Ukrainian, Hebrew origin, means grace, or favoured, and the reason we chose it for this hat — at this time.
The Ukraine Flag
Ukraine acquired a distinctive flag in 1949 under the communist regime. The Red Banner of the Soviet Union with its golden hammer, sickle, and star was modified for use in Ukraine by having a horizontal stripe of light blue added at the bottom.
After Ukraine again proclaimed its independence on August 24, 1991, many fought to maintain a communist system under that flag. Eventually, however, anticommunist forces were successful, and the flag was replaced with the nationalist blue-yellow banner on January 28, 1992, seen above.
We did put the Countdown together and scheduled the posts for Monday through Friday of this week, but somewhere along the way no one hit the publish button!
We will get to it now, and stagger the posts throughout the day until we have published Monday through Thursday. We will then publish the final set of hats tomorrow, on Friday.
BUT we do have a surprise before we begin. It is a lovely, every so chic hat that Hattingdon was going to wear to the Kentucky Oaks. She was so disappointed she couldn’t go, and then forgot all about it. We did too. Do you think we are wearing our hats too tight? Hahahaha. Never mind. Look!