Look it’s Marcus

Wow, when is the last time we saw cousin Marcus? We can’t remember. Doesn’t matter. We are glad he is here. And he is as handsome as ever.

Marcus Hattingdon.

To newcomers, Marcus is Hattingdon’s (and Curtis’) first cousin.

Thank you for stopping by.

P.S. Who noticed he is wearing his earring in the opposite ear? Hmmm, wonder if that has some special meaning?

“A Hatful of Smiles”

7 Hats of Christmas: Day 2

Greetings and welcome! This design is a huge Hattingdon fan favourite.

You have seen those novelty ball caps with antlers, right? Well, that is what inspired Vivian to create a tribute it. Named Rudy, and yes . . . we are talking about the famous reindeer here. Hattingdon loves it. Naturally.

Rudy Hattingdon.

Isn’t this cap a hoot? We hope it has given you a “hatful of smiles”. After all, that is what Hattingdon is for, with some dash and style thrown in.

See you back here tomorrow with another hat.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

©Vivian J Grant. All Rights Reserved.


Hattingdon loves wearing ballcaps. This may be her favorite. The “Amani” ballcap.

Amani Hattingdon

The name Amani is from the Swahili — meaning peace. It also means “wishes” in Arabic.

Additionally, Amani is also a place on the island of Chios, in Greece.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant

Updated 4.4.22

Gone Shopping

Hello there. I have been away so long, I guess you could just say I was almost — long gone. But I am back now, for a bit anyway.

Considering the darling hat I am wearing, let’s just say I have “gone shopping”! Tis the Season. . . . right? What have you been up to?

Rudy Hattingdon of Hattingdon Horses.
Rudy Hattingdon.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses. See you here again real soon.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

©Vivian J. Grant. All Rights Reserved.

National Apple Pie Day

Hey, hello there. It’s National Apple Pie Day! Hattingdon doesn’t have an apple pie hat, but she has one featuring apples. It just so happens it is a ballcap celebrating New York City.

Hattingdon wears her Apple ballcap while in New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Apple Hattingdon.

Oh, well we were close, kinda, sorta . . . !

Fun Facts

•  National Apple Pie Day, America’s favorite dessert, is observed annually on May 13th.

•  The first apple pie recipe printed was in England in 1381. The list of ingredients included good apples, good spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron and cofyn (a type of pastry crust).

•  While the apple pie existed well before the Pilgrims landed on the eastern shores of what is now The United States, Americans wax poetic about how American apple pie is.

•  The phrase “as American as apple pie” has been around for more than 100 years.

Source: National Day Calendar »


Use #NationalApplePieDay to post on social media. And by all means enjoy a wholesome slice of apple pie. Vegan Apple Pie Recipe here (pdf, 2 pp). Yummmm.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses!

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

©Vivian J. Grant.