Hello there. Our journey through the alphabet continues. Welcome to the Letter “P”.
Vivian has selected two vintage hats this time around. Let’s go!
Our first offering is a smart black and tan hat created in Hattingdon’s distinctive classic silhouette. Vivian named the design Paige.
The Paige hat features alternating stripes of black and tan and white, that partially extends to the crown, which is adorned with a coordinating button.
A very smart look. She can go just about anywhere in this hat.
This is one of Vivian’s earliest designs and an all-time favourite of hers and Hattingdon followers — a colorful mod cap she named Peggy.
The hat is made up of sections of lime green, bright orange and raspberry pink, patterned with white floral inspired shapes and rings. It has a lime green brim and capped off with a bright orange button.
Vivian adds, “I so love the shape of the hat, the design and the colorful decoration. It is bright and fun and cheery, and makes me feel happy. I had the Peggy design on a tote bag for many years, and it was absolutely amazing the attention it got.”
Hello there! We are staying with the classic hat silhouette for a bit since the classic hat countdown brought such a lot of new interest.
Who remembers this classic hat?
Here is Robin 2018 in blue and red.
Can’t you just see some of these designs on merchandise and sold at Target? How cool would that be? Alas, it’s all just a bit of fun. We thought you might get a kick out of seeing it, though. Which one(s) would you pick?
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.
Drum roll please! And the winner is . . . .
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.
Thank you for stopping by here with us, and come back soon!
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.
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.
Don’t you just love it when you come across something delightful you forgot you had? Well, that is what happened with the Veda hat. Vivian must have created this very early on. I love a dramatic silhouette when it comes to hats, don’t you?
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.