Alright, Classic Hat lovers. You will be very happy to know there are not just one, but two Christmas hats from the Hattingdon Classic Hat Collection. Both have become much beloved designs. We present to you — Peppermint Hattingdon.
Hattingdon wears a hat in the “classic” silhouette. The dome is striped in the popular Christmas colours of green, red and yellow. The brim is in red, as are the ‘nosebobs’. Hattingdon holds a candy cane in her mouth that matches the hat’s stripes and colours. Or is it the other way around? Hmmm. Never mind!
View the post of the other winning Classic Hat this year »
Thank you for visiting here with us. There are just a few left now. We will publish links once all of the hats are posted.
Hello there. Vivian has whipped up a brand new classic hat. In black & white. It features a splash and drip paint pattern inspired by the work of renown artist Jackson Pollock. She named the design Splash.
What do you think? We love it and Vivian does too. She is a huge Pollock fan. Let’s learn more about this fascinating artist.
Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter, and the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement in the art world. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety.
Jackson Pollock’s greatness lies in developing one of the most radical abstract styles in the history of modern art, detaching line from color, redefining the categories of drawing and painting, and finding new means to describe pictorial space.
Even more than a century since his birth, American “splatter artist” Jackson Pollock still provokes heated debate about the very definition of art. Was a man who placed a canvas on the floor and dripped paint straight from the can actually creating a work of art? Watch WBUR.org »
Here are a few examples by this exciting, groundbreaking artist.
Good day to all you Hattingdon fans. For classic hat fans — Monday is your day.
Without further ado, we present this Monday’s selection: Deidre.
There is something so chic about the combination of black and white with a touch of red for drama. And the houndstooth on the brim . . . . rather unexpected and oh so handsome.
Just in case you are curious about houndstooth like we were, here is just a bit of background.
“Houndstooth check is a two-toned textile pattern. At its beginnings it was a wool cloth weaving white sheep wool for the lighter checks and a darker wool for the contrasting black ones, usually from a naturally tinted wool weaving or simply from a black sheep.”
“Houndstooth, or as the French say pied de poule, is one of the most recognizable iconic prints.” writes SeeRoseGo. Houndstooth is right up there with Prince of Wales plaid, stripes and polka dots, and known for its black and white timeless appeal.
“It is made with alternating bands of four dark and four light threads in both warp and weft – two over and two under the warp created a sort of broken check or jagged shape giving the woven its name.”
“Because of the abstract four-pointed shape the pattern was referred to as “shepherd’s check,” ‘dogtooth’ and ‘puppytooth’, eventually being called, as it is today: houndstooth.”
According to “The Costume of Scotland” by John Telfer Dunbar it was worn by Scottish shepherd’s for protection, because from a distance, the pattern colors blend together making the figure appear afar. Chic camouflage!