Hello there. Wow, is it Friday afternoon already? While taking a break, we decided to do a quick Flashback Friday post.
We love this hat! It is called ‘Veda’.
The Veda hat goes waaaaaaaaay back. The scale of this hat is so large you cannot see Hattingdon’s ears!
The name? “The name Veda is primarily a gender-neutral name of Indian origin that means Eternal Knowledge”, writes babynames.com. Another baby naming site states that “Veda is a girl’s name of Sanskrit, Hungarian, and Turkish origin. In Sanskrit and Hungarian Veda means ‘knowledge’”.
Well, Hattingdon has plenty of room in her big ol’ Veda hat to stash just about anything, including knowledge. Not sure what’s in her head though, but probably dreaming about a new hat!
Mrs Farrell, the creator of Hattingdon® Horses, has made many, many hats for the popular cartoon equines over the years — hundreds of them. Amazingly she never seems to run out of ideas. The ones that are shall we say — a bit “out there” — always seem to be her favourites. Here is an example.
At the beginning of last year, Farrell opened Photoshop, selected one of her basic templates, and began adding layers of lines and boxes and rectangles until she had what you see below.
It has a sort of Deco / Japanese flavor to it, doesn’t it?
No name immediately came to mind, so Farrell set the design aside to think about it — and promptly forgot. That was around a year and a half ago!
Mrs Farrell recently came across the design while scanning content on an old flash drive, decided to keep it and named the design Kimora. She then said, “Hey. Let’s blog this or put it on Insta and see if it flies. It’s bound to make somebody smile.”
That is what Hattingdon is all about. As our catchphrase says, “Hattingdon Horses — Bringing You a Hatful of Smiles.”