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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Zea Cinematic

Hattingdon is off to the cinema to take in a movie. And she has the “picture perfect” hat to wear. It is a novelty hat based on popcorn, the kind you get at the movies in a red and white striped box.

Zea Popcorn Hat.

This is a recreated version of the first one made by Hattingdon’s hatmaker, Mrs Farrell. She chose the name Zea which is part of the classification name for the type of maize that popcorn is made from.

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Updated 10.22.21 10.22am.

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Veda

by Hattingdon

Don’t you just love it when you come across something delightful you forgot you had? Well, that is what happened with my Veda hat. Mrs Farrell must have created this very early on. I love a dramatic silhouette when it comes to hats, don’t you?

Veda Hattingdon
Veda. Updated June 2022.

This hat is a gorgeous green, kind of Fall-ish. Yet I still want to wear summery colours — because it is still so warm. In the high 70’s most days. And the leaves have not even begun to change, which I miss very, very much. Maybe we will have a late but long Fall and a short winter.

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Trill

by Hattingdon

I absolutely adores top hats. In this one I am heading out to the Opera, sporting a black topper with a wide white hatband and stunning gold opera glasses.

I have rarely looked more darling . . . . positively “lyrical” wouldn’t you say? Mrs Farrell named the design Trill.

Trill Hattingdon. ©Hattingdon Horses.
Trill.

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