Beautiful in blue

Hattingdon looks especially lovely in blue. Vivian adores her in it. For this post we got Vivian (not Hattingdon) to pick out some hats made in blue that she especially loves.

As you can see, we have started BIG. This is such a darling, fun hat, inspired by a summer breeze. We are loving the golden jewelry too. Sweet!


The next hat may very well be Hattingdon’s most elegant classic hat of all. It is made in a wonderfully rich blue, featuring a crisp, white paisley inspired pattern. “I am jealous. I would love something in that pattern made for myself,” says Vivian. We know what she means.

Lauren Classic.

Hattingdon’s line of lampshade hats are truly wonderful and a huge fan favourite. The Cara hat in blue that Vivian picked out is especially lovely. Yummmmmm!

Cara Blue.
Cara Blue.

Coming up next is Vivian’s favourite classic hat design of 2022. She named the hat Quill.

We were doing an A to Z series of posts of popular hats. Toward the end we realized we did not have a classic hat with a name beginning with the letter “Q”. So Vivian created one. She really loves it too. That dark blue . . . . awesome!

Quill Hattingdon

The weather has been so off-the-wall crazy and unpredictable, you could wear the Breeze hat one day, and the hat coming up (Coco), the next next day.

Coco features a baby blue winter cap, trimmed with blue and white faux fur. Ain’t she sweet?

CoCo Hattingdon in blue.

Hattingdon fans are still going Splash crazy. We hope you have been joining in on the fun. Here it is, made in the loveliest of blues.

Splash Hattingdon in sky blue.
Splash Classic.

Next up, here is our Hattingdon wearing a fabulous two-tone blue fedora. Now that is class. We named the hat Kelly.

Kelly fedora in shades of blue.
Kelly Blue.

We wrap up this post with a very classic classic hat — one of the very first Hattingdon designs Vivian created. Named Aspen it is made in two icy tones of blue, adorned throughout in a diamond pattern made of lacy white snowflakes.

Aspen Classic.

Wow. What a nice collection. Hope you enjoyed it with us. See you again here soon.

Love, Hattingdon.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter Q

Greetings. We are almost in the homestretch. Only five more posts left in the series after this one. Even though it has been a lot of fun . . . . HOORAY!

As we mentioned, Vivian had only one hat design whose name began with the letter Q — out of all the 100s of designs she has created over the past 13, 14 or more years. Can you guess who it is? You “long timers” might know. (Hint: It is a fashion hat with a nautical theme).

Classic Hat

Since the one “Q” hat we had is a fashion hat, Vivian had to get busy creating a brand new classic hat. Wow, did she do a lovely job. She named the hat Quill. How fab is this hat?

Quill Hattingdon.

Vivian found the name Quill on one of those online baby name sites. You know the ones expectant mothers use to help find a cool and meaningful name for their baby? She certainly would never have thought of Quill as a possible name on her own.

Fashion Hat

Ahoy! Here is our solitary hat with a name that starts with the letter Q — a sweetheart hat (as Vivian calls this silhouette). As you can see, it is nautically inspired. Vivian named the hat Quinn.

Quinn Hattingdon.

Description: Quinn Hattingdon wears a nautically inspired sweetheart hat in a bold, dark navy blue. The hat’s wide, large, upturned brim is trimmed in red and white, and held in place by a large white anchor.

Five to Go

We have five days remaining, and ten hats. It will go like this:

Monday 23: Letter R
Tuesday 24: Letter S
Wednesday 25: Letter T
Thursday 26: Letters U, V, W
Friday 27: Letters X, Y, Z

Thank you everyone for following along with us. And a BIG thank you to everyone who has been helping Vivian with this project. You are all stars and have done a fabulous job.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter N

Hello there. How are you? Are you hanging in with us okay? We are beginning to get close to finish line. Hooray! Until then . . . .

Classic Hat

First up we have a very classy Classic hat. Love the colour combination. It is amazing how yellow and gray are always stunning together. Design name Natalie.

Natalie Hattingdon.

Fashion Hat

This hat was created in the very early days of Hattingdon Horses. Vivian has created several hats in this particular silhouette which she named the “mod cap”. This was her first one. Meet “Nina”. Love, love, love!

Nina Hattingdon mod cap fashion hat. ©Vivian J Grant.
Nina Hattingdon.

Series links

For those of you who have been writing about our providing a post or a page with links to the whole series, we will be providing something along those lines once we finish up. Our final day is Friday, 27th January. We will likely post the links to the entire series on Monday the 30th.

Thank you!

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Updated 1/18/23.

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 Hattingdon.


Zara Hattingdon.




Ellery Hattingdon.


Anita cross-band turban in black. Hattingdon Horses.






Delores Hattingdon.



Bonnie Ooh La La

Bonnie Ooh La La

Come back and see us again soon!

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant.

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 H Logo in her signature brown.

©Vivian Grant.


Inspired by one of the 2020 summer season’s hottest colours, here’s Hattingdon modeling her most recent hat, done in a gloriously chic saffron yellow, embellished with hand stitching and a fashionably large all white-butterfly. Hattingdon named this new hat Simone. Enjoy!

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

©Vivian Grant.

Updated Jan. 23, 2023.