Etienne

First there was Curtis. Then there was Harper. And just before the arrival of the classic hat silhouette, there was Etienne.

Vivian decided to freshen up the Etienne hat . . . . just a little. It looks terrific, doesn’t it? There is something about the combination of red, white and blue.

Etienne.

Well. What do you think? Oh, the name Etienne is, “A French variant of the Greek name Stephen meaning ‘garland, crown’.”

We love you and wish you a “hatful of smiles”. Stop by again soon. — Hattingdon.


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Alys updated

Hello, and welcome.

We decided to update the Alys hat. Here she is.

Alys Butterfly Fascinator Updated 23.

We hope this sweet hat cheers you, and brings you a “hatful of smiles”.

Butterfly Fact

Did you know . . . butterflies taste with their feet?

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Butterflies have taste receptors on their feet to help them find their host plants and locate food. A female butterfly lands on different plants, drumming the leaves with her feet until the plant releases its juices. Spines on the back of her legs have chemoreceptors that detect the right match of plant chemicals. When she identifies the right plant, she lays her eggs. A butterfly of any biological sex will also step on its food, using organs that sense dissolved sugars to taste food sources like fermenting fruit.”

Read more about butterflies at ThoughtCo.com »


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Into the green

Very Well Mind tells us the following about the color green:

“Typically, green symbolizes life, fertility, renewal, and resurrection. Green is a mix of yellow (which symbolizes glory and energy) and blue (which relates to God and the heavens).”

Let’s take a look at some gloriously heavenly hats in green.

Serene in Green

Cara lampshade hat in mint green.
Cara Lampshade Hat.
The Leah classic hat in green adorned with a love white butterfly.
Leah Classic Hat.
CeeCee Mod Hat.
Ivy Classic Hat.
Ilona Fashion Hat.
Splash Classic Hat.

The hat coming up is a vintage beauty from 2016, and very possibly the pièce de résistance of Hattingdon’s entire collection of green hats. Vivian named the hat Susannah. Isn’t she sweeeeeet?

Susanna Picture Hat.

We hope you love this collection.


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Electra in yellow

Yellow is a luminous color that attracts light, exuberance, and freshness. We can’t help but be drawn in by its perky cheeriness.

Electra in Yellow

As world history and Western symbology expert Michael Pastoureau noted in his book Yellow: The History of a Color, yellow shares a similar likeness to gold and honey, which epitomized pleasure and abundance in ancient cultures and religions. It also signified opulence since royals would wear it in their clothing. 

If you feel yellow represents you, you may be someone who enjoys the thrill of a mental challenge and a wide variety of intellectual interests. 

According to Nina Ashby, psychic and author of Simply Color Therapy, the color yellow is symbolized by the sun and represents joy, light, and mental positivity. Spiritually, the color yellow is also embodied by the solar plexus chakra—the seat of power and will.

Ashby points out yellow is associated with the mind and the logical, left side of the brain that organizes information. 

Read more at source »

Featured Image: Closeup of Yellow Daisies. Wallpapers.com.


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Erin go bragh 2023

St. Patrick’s Day is officially observed on March 17 each year, though celebrations may not be limited to this date. The significance of March 17 is that — it said to be the date of St. Patrick’s death in the late 5th century — circa A.D. 493.

We are honoring the day with a wonderful classic hat created in “the green and the gold”. We named it Erin.

Erin Hattingdon

The word “Erin” is of Gaelic origins, and an Irish word for “Ireland.”

Erin go bragh is an anglicization of Éire go brách, which literally means “Ireland to the end of time.”


National Earmuff Day

According to National Day website, March 13th is National Earmuff Day.

“National Earmuff Day is celebrated on March 13 every year. Earmuffs are categorized as clothing accessories or personal protection equipment (PPE), specially designed to cup and protect the ears from either cold weather or noise.”

Hattingdon just so happens to have something to wear for the “occasion”. And it is still plenty chilly enough here in Louisville to wear it too.

Hannah Ski Hat and Earmuffs.

National Day continues:

“Designed by Chester Greenwood in the 19th century, earmuffs are a regular part of winter fashion and a necessity for construction workers. Their comfy fit and practical yet stylish design make earmuffs a crowd favorite. It’s a day to celebrate earmuffs by putting them on or giving them out.”

We love National Day who say they love having “Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.”

So there you have it. Happy Monday and National Earmuff Day!

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