Vivian’s Fave Hats: U V W

This has been an amazing project. We have one more post following this one, and that will complete the alphabet.

Again, Vivian has selected some very pretty headwear for us today. There is a bonus hat too. Let’s go!

Classic Hat

This hat is stunning. The colour combination is so chic, and we love the safari vibe.

Viveca Hattingdon.

Fashion Hat

This hat was created in July 2016 and is in the top twenty all-time most popular hats. It may even be in the top ten, which is amazing. Hattingdon has 100s of hats now, so there is a lot more competition.

Whitney Hattingdon.


That butterfly is still mesmerized by the button.

Bonus Hat

This hat hardly ever gets an outing and it is so darling and fun. It is goes way back to Vivian’s earliest days. It was so long ago she cannot remember the year. A good possible guess is 2010.

Vivian named the hat Vita. Vita is a feminine name derived from the Latin word meaning life. If this hat does not give you a “hatful of smiles”, nothing will.

Vita Hattingdon.

Where does she come up with these ideas? Hattingdon looks good in green doesnt she?

See you back here tomorrow with Vivian’s final picks.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter E

We have two very special hats for you. Eden and Etienne.

Classic Hat

Eden is a sweet hat created in the classic silhouette featuring a lovely bamboo inspired pattern. The colours are soothing and lovely. It features a teal dome, a sky blue hatband and stylish olive brim.

Eden Hattingdon.

Fashion Hat

Etienne is one of Vivian’s all-time favourite hats. She created the original design very early on, long before what you see here.

Etienne Hattingdon.

Below is the original Etienne created in 2009.

Vintage Etienne, c.2009.

Isn’t she fun? She doesn’t look amused though, does she? Ha ha ha. You can see that this design “has come a long way baby!”

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

Updated 1/18/23.

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Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter A

Hello there and Happy New Year.

We thought it would be fun to see which hats Vivian would select as her favorites — from A to Z. We asked her to choose both a classic hat and a fashion hat beginning with each letter of the alphabet.

Here is the hats she selected beginning with the letter A.

Classic Hat

First up is a Classic Hat of gray and white stripes featuring a row of three burnt orange chevrons on the front of the crown. Design name Alexa.

Alexa Hattingdon.

Fashion Hat

This design has always been one of Vivian’s all time favorites: a cross-banded turban in fuschia pink, teal, orchid, leafy green and a marmalade orange. Design name Anita.

Anita cross-banded turban in multi colors.
Anita Hattingdon.

See you again soon!

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

Updated 4:44 pm.

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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.

Hattingdon Horses

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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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 Classic.

A stunning hat, don’t you think?

Thank you for stopping by and spending time with us.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

by ©Vivian J Grant

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, and 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!

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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