Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter D

Vivian is having a blast picking out the hats. She is seeing designs she has not come across for a really long time. She has two delightful ones for us today starting with the letter D.

Classic Hat

This is one of Vivian’s earliest classic hats and another all-time favourite. It was inspired by and in homage to Donna Karan, so she named the design Donna.

Donna Hattingdon.

Donna Karan began her career as an assistant designer to Anne Klein in the late 1960s, where she was eventually promoted to associate designer in 1971. As Klein’s assistant, Karan was a participant in The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show on November 28, 1973.

When Anne Klein died in 1974, Takihyo Corporation of Japan became the new owner and Karan, together with her former classmate and friend Louis Dell’Ollio, became head designers of the house. The rest as they say is history.

Fashion Hat

Hattingdon does not have many hats whose names start with the letter “D”, but Vivian still had to do some to-ing and fro-ing while making her selection She finally decided on the Dewey percher, named after the Dewey Decimal system . . . naturally!  Ain’t she sweet?

Dewey Hattingdon. ©Vivian J Grant.
Dewey Hattingdon.

The Dewey Decimal system was first published in the United States by Melvil Dewey in 1876. He was also a founding member of the American Library Association. Go Melvil!

Aren’t you glad you stopped by? You not only get to see a cute hats but also pick up the occasional interesting nugget or two. See you again soon.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Flap happy

We are flap happy today. You will see why in a moment. First imagine Bing singing:

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!”

Snow. Freezing temps. Icy roads. Sigh. This frigid mess is just about over according to the weather people. Until then, we got you covered. Well . . . we got Hattingdon covered, and you covered, in a ‘hatful of smiles’. Look!

Vivian created this design originally in blue, but then decided do it in a cheery violet. Here they are. Design name — Flap. You may remember. Look!

Flap in Blue

Flag Hattingdon wearing a blue winter hat. ©Vivian J Grant. All rights reserved.
Blue Flap.

And here it is in violet . . . we really love this colour.

Flap in Violet

Hattingdon wearing a violet winter hat adorned with snowflakes, design name Flap. ©Vivian J Grant.
Violet Flap.

The hex code for the lilac is #AF6FAB, just in case you would like to create something with it. It is a luscious colour.

See you again soon. We have one more post before ringing in the New Year. Oh my! Sigh.

With Love, Hattingdon & Co.

Hattingdon & Co logo in Hattingdon brown.

Cartoon Horses with Hat-titude!

Updated 12/28/22 5:08 am EST.

Yvette in blue

Summer is beginning to wind down, and Hattingdon has yet to wear her “Yvette” butterfly hat. Vivian created this hat with christenings and weddings in mind. The symbolic butterfly is perfect.

Here it is in baby blue. Hattingdon always looks extra sweet in blue.

Yvette Hattingdon Blue.

Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Butterflies are beautiful and have mystery, symbolism, and meaning and are a metaphor representing spiritual rebirth, transformation, change, hope, and life. 

See you back here soon!

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J Grant. All Rights Reserved.


New Hat Alert!

Vivian created a brand new hat for Hattingdon, inspired by the mod era of the 1960s. Naturally, she created the design in numerous lush colors. She named her newest hat design Bobbie.

Bobbie in Turquoise.
Bobbie in Lime Green.
Bobbie in Vivid Orange.
Bobbie in Lipstick Pink.
Bobbie in Royal Purple.
Bobbie in Sunny Yellow.

Aren’t they wonderful? We love them!

Thank you for visiting with us. See you next month. Wink.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

©Vivian J Grant. All Rights Reserved.


Mrs Farrell created a new hat silhouette in some lovely colorways and color combinations. She named the hat design Collette. Here are a few examples. Enjoy!

Collette Hattingdon in Pink
Collette Hattingdon in Yellow
Collette Hattingdon in Blue
Collette Hattingdon in Orange
Collette Hattingdon in Grey and Black
Collette Hattingdon in Purple

We especially love the yellow, grey and black, and two-tone orange. Oh, and the pink too . . . . sigh, all of them really. Aren’t they sweet?

Come back and see us again soon.

Love, Hattingdon Horses. Bringing you a “Hatful of Smiles”.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

©Vivian J. Grant

Bonnie Artiste

Mrs Farrell, creator of Hattingdon Horses, has several designs she cherishes, and Bonnie Artiste is one of them.

Bonnie Artiste 2022

Bonnie Artiste is also the Hattingdon design we use on business cards, tote bags and thank you cards. Bonnie always delivers a “hatful of smiles”.

By Hattingdon Staff

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant