We did not have a single classic hat whose name begins with the letter “O”, and only one fashion hat!
Vivian created a lovely classic hat in the colors of sand and sea, and named it Ocean. Sweet. By the way, we got the name Ocean from a baby names website! Here she is.
Vivian created a fashion hat some years ago, around 2018 or 2019, and named it Olivia. The Olivia hat comes in both gray and tan. We elected to show the gray. Here she is.
We love doing this, but have had a lot of surprises. One issue that did not occur to us at the beginning is that we would have some letters in the alphabet not represented. So Vivian has had to create some additional hats along the way. See you again soon.
Hello there. How are you? Are you hanging in with us okay? We are beginning to get close to finish line. Hooray! Until then . . . .
First up we have a very classy Classic hat. Love the colour combination. It is amazing how yellow and gray are always stunning together. Design name Natalie.
This hat was created in the very early days of Hattingdon Horses. Vivian has created several hats in this particular silhouette which she named the “mod cap”. This was her first one. Meet “Nina”. Love, love, love!
For those of you who have been writing about our providing a post or a page with links to the whole series, we will be providing something along those lines once we finish up. Our final day is Friday, 27th January. We will likely post the links to the entire series on Monday the 30th.
The hats chosen for this post are especially awesome, if we do say so ourselves.
Created in a pristine blue and white paisley pattern, this is a super chic classic hat. Vivian named it Lauren.
Vivian made this headpiece in honor of Canada’s annual national holiday, celebrated on July 1. It has been a day of celebration since 1868. Canadians across the country and around the world show their pride in their history, culture and achievements, with festivities held all across the nation.
Here is Vivian’s tribute to Canada Day. She named the hat Lisette.
We so love Lisette. Such a pretty name too. The name Lisette is primarily of French origin; a diminutive form of Elisabeth.
Whether you are here for the first time or a regular visitor, greetings and welcome. It is great to have you with us. We hope Hattingdon and her hats bring you a “hatful of smiles.”
Here are Vivian’s top choices of both a classic hat and a fashion hat, starting with the letter “K”.
The hat Vivian selected in the Hattingdon “classic” silhouette is something she really loves — a black and white hat — especially created in a minimalist style. It is a new hat called Karla. This is its first outing.
Next up we have the Kelly hat. A wonderful fedora. We originally named the hat Cagney . . . remember? We were called upon to rename it, so we chose the name Kelly, as in Gene Kelly. Here it is in a lovely grey.
“The fedora hat got its name in 1887, when infamous stage actress Sarah Bernhardt donned the headpiece for her role as a feisty Russian princess, Fédora Romanoff. As a result, women’s rights activists and suffragettes started to wear this traditionally masculine hat as a symbol of liberation.”
“Fast-forward to the first few decades of the 20th century and fedoras had caught on with both men and women, from the streets to the silver screen. E
ven today, the fedora recalls the strong female leads of Hollywood’s Golden Age, such as Ava Gardner and Marlene Dietrich.” Source » »
We are doing something a little bit different. We are are presenting a special set of hats. The design name is Jenny Rose, created with the Kentucky Derby Festival in mind. Hattingdon was “born” in Louisville by the way.
Let’s start off with the classic hat followed with two gorgeous fashion hats.
We have two for you. A picture hat, and a “slice”.
The Jennie Rose series are some of the most popular hats Vivian has ever created.
Red Roses and the Derby
Red roses became a Kentucky Derby tradition in the early 1880s. Back in 1883, ladies who attended Derby parties around Louisville all received a red rose.
The Churchill Downs President at the time, Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark, saw what a success the roses were, and decided to make the association between the flower and the Kentucky Derby in 1884.