Becky Classic

Black and white are, strictly speaking, not colours. However, light and dark play a major role in art and design and have various symbolic meanings.

WHITE
In many cultures, white is seen as the colour of innocence and virginity, purity, loyalty and peace. In the West, white clothing and decoration are symbolic of the joy around births, baptisms and weddings. The colour is also associated with women as virgins, mothers and caregivers.

‘Colours are wavelengths reflected by objects to the human eye.
White is pure light and black is the absence of light’

BLACK
Black has different associations across cultures and religions: death, mystery and the darker side of human nature but also power, nobility and prestige.

Hattingdon’s “Becky” Hat in Black and White

BLACK & WHITE
Opposites attract. In the case of black and white, contrast creates completion. The convergence of black and white (more so than any other color combination) is an example of how two divergent colors communicate more powerfully together than they do on their own.

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Loretta Classic

Happy Monday. We have a lovely hat for you. Pretty in pink.

Loretta Hattingdon.

Wikipedia, the fount of all knowledge (wink) mentions this about the color pink:

“Pink is the color of a namesake flower that is a pale tint of red. It was first used as a color name in the late 17th century.”

“According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and romance. A combination of pink and white is associated with chastity and innocence.”

So there you have it! Hope you are feeling “in the pink”.

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Anichka

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.

Anichka Hattingdon.

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

Ukrainians raise flags in defiance of the recent Russian invasion.
Creator: VALENTYN OGIRENKO | Credit: REUTERS

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.


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Lauren

Hello there. Today Hattingdon is wearing her “Lauren” classic hat. The blue looks great on her, and the lovely paisley pattern in crisp white gives this classic hat a classic look.

Lauren Hattingdon.

The design name is inspired by Ralph Lauren’s sleek, classic look.

Oh, by the way, did you know that today — the 24th of January — is National Compliment Day? Great day to say something nice to someone special. Make their day!

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Top 10 Classic Hats of All Time »

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Top 10 classic hats of all time

After about a year or two of making hats for Hattingdon, Mrs Farrell created a basic hat silhouette and began designing for it. It came to be called the “classic hat.” They were immediately popular, building up a large and dedicated fanbase that is still going strong today, more than a dozen years later.

As voted by the Hattingdon Classic Hat Club, in reverse order, here are their top ten favourite classic hats of all time.

10. Savannah

Savannah Hattingdon Classic Hat
Savannah.

9. Greta

Greta Hattingdon Classic Hat
Greta.

8. Genevieve

Genevieve.

7. Cherie

Cherie.

6. Lauren

Lauren Classic Hat
Lauren.

6. April

April Hattingdon Classic Hat
April.

4. Aspen

Aspen.

3. Candie

Candie.

2. Zara

Zara.

Drum roll please! And the winner is . . . .

1. Eden

Eden.

The Hattingdon Classic Hat Club also voted (without our asking them — this is a rowdy crowd!) on their favourite Classic Hat for Christmas.

They have done a good job.

Peppermint

Peppermint Hattingdon Classic Hat.
Peppermint.

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Black and white

by Hattingdon Staff

The following are ten Hattingdon® fashion hats with the chic individuality of the simple palette of black and white. It is a wide range of fun designs and shows what an eclectic designer Mrs Farrell is. She so loves doing them.

Roxie is her particular favourite, followed by Filamena from Hattingdon’s lampshade hat series. Remember them? She also adores Ellery. The Cadence and Delores designs are the top sellers in this group.

Who are your favourites?

Roxie

Roxie

Zara

Zara

Cadence

Cadence

Ellery

Ellery

Anita

Anita

Filamena

Filamena

Aimee

Aimee

Delores

Delores Hattingdon
Delores

Greta

Greta

Bonnie Ooh La La

Bonnie Ooh La La

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