Greetings and salutations. There is some big time nostalgia going on here today. Both of these designs launched Hattingdon Horses, and made them the incredibly popular cartoon horses they became.
Let’s get down to business. Here are Vivian’s selections.
When this hat was created all those many moons ago, neither Vivian nor any of the rest of us had any idea just how cherished the Savannah hat would become. Hattingdon Horses really began with Curtis, Savannah and Star, and of course, Belle. They were our Fab Four in our early years.
The Savannah classic hat is created in the most luscious shade of lipstick pink with three white lilies dancing across the across the front. Simply sweet . . . . adorable.
Then there was Star.
Star Hattingdon wears a black cowboy hat with a blue hatband, and a white star.
Curtis launched Hattingdon Horses and will forever be an icon. However, from the moment of his appearance, Star became a superstar for oh so many years, and is still going strong today.
Here we are again all friends together. Is it your first time being here with us? Whether you have been with us for a long time, or just discovering us, we hope you will stay with us a bit and enjoy Hattingdon, and that she gives you a “hatful of smiles”.
We arrive today at the letter “R”, on a frosty morn here in Louisville, Kentucky.
Vivian has always loved the classic hat silhouette and has had a lot of fun designing for it over the years. Today the classic hat she selected features a row of “targets” across the front in rotating colors of red, white and black.
We are not quite sure how she did that. It is a striking look though, isn’t it? We love it.
Now on to our fashion hat of the day. Design name Regina.
Vivian adores this hat. It has to be one of her all-time faves. Hmmm. It is more crown than hat. Well, never mind that. Here she is looking absolutely regal in her crown hat.
People of all ages love the Regina design, especially on tees and totes. Speaking of which, here is an update on shopping.
We are still overhauling our shop and will be posting about it as soon as we reopen. It seems likely, at this moment anyway, it may be a few more weeks. Nothing about it is difficult, just so time consuming.
Thank you everyone who responded so we can provide you with what you want in the reopened shop. Regards, Hattingdon & Co.
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).
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?
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.
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.
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 thank you to everyone who has been helping Vivian with this project. You are all stars and have done a fabulous job.
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.”