Deidre Classic

Greetings and salutations on this Classic Hat Monday. Today we have a fabulous classic hat for you, called Deidre.

The Deidre classic hat is a black hat with a striking red hatband. The hat’s dome and brim features a line of white houndstooth on them. Coordinating red ‘nosebobs’ complete the look.

Deidre Classic.

By the way, we are often asked how we came up with the word ‘nosebobs’. Easy. We modeled it on earrings being called ‘earbobs’, a term used in the Old South of the United States for earrings or eardrops.

The classic hat

The classic hat is very, very popular and has been from the day it was launched in 2009. There are still many Hattingdon fans who prefer the classic hat to any other hats that she wears. How did it come about?

After a year or two of making a wide variety of hats for Hattingdon, Vivian created a basic hat silhouette with a round dome and medium wide brim. Then she started designing for it, and it ultimately became a series with a big following. She named it the “classic hat.”

The classic hat became popular right away, and enjoys a dedicated fanbase that is still going strong today, more than a dozen years later.

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Monday Sugar

Hello and happy Monday. It is classic hat time once again.

Vivian, who creates all of Hattingdon’s hats, loves creating designs for her with an architectural influence. This is prettily expressed in the classic hat we picked out for you this Monday, design name “Sugar”.

Sugar Hattingdon Classic Hat.

A stunning hat, don’t you think?

Thank you for stopping by and spending time with us.

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Classic Genevieve

Hello again and welcome.

We missed Classic Hat Monday but that does not mean we are missing out on a classic hat this week. No siree Bob.

This hat was a mega hit when it was released. Vivian named the hat “Genevieve”. She loves stripes, plus this hat also features her favourite colours.

Genevieve Hattingdon of Hattingdon Horses. ©Vivian Grant.
Genevieve Hattingdon.

We had a crazy start to the week. You know what that can be like. It is so nice to be able exhale and get back into our usual groove.

Oh, by the way. Here is where the expression ‘no siree Bob’ comes from. “It is an interjection (US, colloquial) meaning definitely not; no way.” (Source)

There is also of course, ‘yessiree Bob’. Its history is a bit more involved.

‘Yessiree Bob’ comes from “Yes sir!” The “ee” added to the end of “sir” is an exclamation of informality, positivity, and excitement. During the mid-19th century, “Bob” was used as a euphemism for “God,” as in “So help me, Bob!” According to Google N-grams the idiom came into substantial use towards the end of the 19th century.’ (Source)

We admit it. We had not heard of Google N-grams. We need to get out more. Wink. Bye for now!

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A Hatful of Smiles

by © Vivian J Grant

Dealing a classic with Ginny

Hello and Happy Monday. Classic Hat Monday.

We have another vintage classic hat today. The design is called Ginny. As you can see, it is inspired by playing cards. Here it is in two colors: black and red.

Ginny Hattingdon Black.
Ginny Hattingdon Red.

Happy Classic Hat Monday! See you again soon.

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A Hatful of Smiles

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Daisy Monday

Hello, and happy Monday. It is time for a classic hat, and this one . . . . is a new one. Vivian named the hat Daisy, and you are about to see why.

Daisy Hattingdon Blue.
Daisy Hattingdon Green.
Daisy Hattingdon Peach.
Daisy Hattingdon Black.

We were not too sure about the black, but it turned out lovely. The blue and green are so fresh and fun. But the peach! We are all in love with it here. How about you? Which one do you love most?

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A Hat Full of Smiles

by ©Vivian J Grant

Classic Katie

Greetings and salutations! Happy 1st of August. And another Classic Hat Monday. Let’s go!

This hat is one of the very first classic hats ever made. Vivian named the design “Katie”.

Katie Classic.

The dome features polka dots in fuchsia pink, aqua blue, creamy yellow and pea green. The hat is banded in aqua blue. The brim and “nosebobs” are in fuchsia pink. It is bright and cheery and just what we need to brighten our Monday.

See you again here soon, on August 3rd for National Watermelon Day. Yes, Hattingdon has a hat for that. It was made for her years ago to wear to picnics and barbecues. Can you guess which one it is?

Bye for now.

P.S. Thank you everyone who wrote us saying how much you enjoyed the yellow hat parade, and for being part of the Hattingdon family. We will have some good news for you very soon about something you have long been waiting for. —HH

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A “Hatful of Smiles”