An A to Z of most popular hats

by Hattingdon Staff

A Hattingdon® fan suggested we do an A to Z of Hattingdon’s most popular hats. That’s a lot of hats for one post, so we are dividing them into groups. A thru E, F thru J. . . and so forth.

We will post the winners Monday through Friday beginning on 11th October.

We hope you are looking forward to seeing the winning hats as much as we are. We have no idea who they are. Well, except for one. Long time Hattingdon fans already know. He makes the top of all lists. And he should.


Curtis Hattingdon @Vivian Grant Farrell.
Curtis Hattingdon.

Curtis was created in Washington D.C. during the Congressional Christmas recess in December 2007. He remains the #1 selling design.

See you Monday.


©Vivian Grant Farrell, creator and designer of Hattingdon Horses.


by Hattingdon Staff

Mrs Farrell, the creator of Hattingdon® Horses, has made many, many hats for the popular cartoon equines over the years — hundreds of them. Amazingly she never seems to run out of ideas. The ones that are shall we say — a bit “out there” — always seem to be her favourites. Here is an example.

At the beginning of last year, Farrell opened Photoshop, selected one of her basic templates, and began adding layers of lines and boxes and rectangles until she had what you see below.

Kimora Hattingdon.
Kimora Hattingdon. By Vivian Farrell for Hattingdon Horses. 2020.

It has a sort of Deco / Japanese flavor to it, doesn’t it?

No name immediately came to mind, so Farrell set the design aside to think about it — and promptly forgot. That was around a year and a half ago!

Mrs Farrell recently came across the design while scanning content on an old flash drive, decided to keep it and named the design Kimora. She then said, “Hey. Let’s blog this or put it on Insta and see if it flies. It’s bound to make somebody smile.”

That is what Hattingdon is all about. As our catchphrase says, “Hattingdon Horses — Bringing You a Hatful of Smiles.”

Hattingdon Horses®

©Vivian Grant Farrell, the owner and creator of Hattingdon® Horses.

Happy National Cheeseburger Day

Yes, September 18th, National Cheeseburger Day, is nearly over, but we can still have fun. Here is the design that Hattingdon is wearing to celebrate the day. Meet Wendy.


Doesn’t Hattingdon’s hat look tasty and just right for the day?

It’s not too late to celebrate. Almost all the fast food chains are still having cheeseburger specials.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses.

P.S. Can you believe our last post was in July 2020? Hopefully we will do much, much better in future.

Hattingdon Horses®

©Vivian Grant Farrell, the creator, owner and designer of Hattingdon® Horses.